Coping with Increased Import Duties - Tips for Customs Compliance and Strategies for Dealing with Higher U.S. Tariffs

Event Description

Deadline to Register: November 26, 2018

Lunch will be provided. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 am. The program will begin at 12 noon.

Increased tariffs on imports into the United States have heightened the need to ensure compliance with U.S. Customs rules and regulations.  The Trump administration is using sections 232 and 301 to increase the tariff rate on a wide variety of imports into the United States.  This CLE will summarize the basics of ensuring accurate declaration of harmonized tariff schedule classifications, country-of-origin and valuation of imported merchandise, as well as provide insight into common issues facing U.S. importers relating to the new import duties.  In addition, the CLE will provide an overview of exclusions from newly-implemented tariffs and other strategies to cope with higher U.S. tariffs.

Featured Speakers:

Tracy D. Roy, Branch Chief, Trade Remedy AD/CVD Policy and Programs Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Ms. Roy has worked with legacy U.S. Customs Service and U.S. Customs and Border protection for over 31 years in various Trade positions.

Gordon C. Anderson, C.H. Robinson, Licensed Customs Broker, Port Permit Holder and Compliance Manager
Gordon is responsible for internal audits to ensure compliance with CBP and provides advice to C.H. Robinsons global clients on a wide range of issues, from HTS classification, Free Trade Agreements, Valuation, Country of Origin, Anti-Dumping and other impactful trade topics.

Rob Schryver, Director, Global Trade Compliance, Medtronic
Rob is the Director of Global Trade Compliance at Medtronic.  His team is responsible for trade-related programs, policies, training, governance, audit/monitoring and remediation for Medtronic’s 140+ countries.  Over the past 23+ years, Rob has served in various trade positions in both service and private industries.  He has served as a port license and permit holder, advised clients and business partners regarding imports, exports and trade security, and has advocated for products to be included in the World Trade Organization’s Information Technology Agreement as an Office of the U.S. Trade Representative industry delegate.

Dave Townsend, Of Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Dave has counseled clients on tariff-related matters before U.S. Customs, the Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as a private attorney for over eights years.   Dave’s work has included advice related to all aspects of importing goods, protests before the U.S. Customs and Border protection and trade-related litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade.

CLE Credit:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 264615

Cost (includes lunch):

IBLS Member: $10
MSBA Member but not a member of IBLS: $20
Non MSBA-Member:  $25
Law Student: FREE

Join the International Business Law Section (IBLS) and attend the CLE for free:  $35
MSBA members who are not members of the IBLS can join the section for $35 and attend the CLE for free. Contact Tram Nguyen at 612-278-6316 to take advantage of this promo!

Remote Participation: 

Participation by webcast is available.  Please indicate remote participation when registering. Instructions will be sent via email one day prior to the event. 

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Pipestone Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States