Every US manufacturer that sources raw materials, parts or components, or finished products from outside of the United States is required to comply with customs regulations that apply to imports. Those regulations govern virtually all aspects of import transactions, including country of origin labeling, tariff classification, valuation, duty rates and myriad trade preference programs and multilateral trade agreements, each with its own eligibility and compliance criteria. In addition, recent changes within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the February 2016 enactment of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act promise to enhance customs enforcement in high-priority areas and key sectors. In today’s globalized business environment, where U.S. companies rely on increasingly complex international supply chains, compliance with these requirements has never been more difficult and yet more critical to avoid disruptions to business and potential penalties.
Join NAM’s MCI Global and Squire Patton Boggs for an inaugural webinar discussing the evolution of import and customs regulations, on Tuesday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m. CDT. Linda Kelly will kick off the webinar, and international trade practitioners Daniel Waltz and Christopher Skinner will provide a broad overview of the most important legal obligations that apply to U.S. importers and key changes to customs enforcement under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.
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Presenters include Linda Kelly , Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action, National Association of Manufacturers; Daniel Waltz, Partner, International Trade, Squire Patton Boggs; and Christopher Skinner, Principal, International Trade, Squire Patton Boggs.
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