Country of Origin and Marking for Customs Brokers
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
Customs brokers must understand country of origin rules for imported products that can vary widely depending on the underlying purpose. There are rules for reporting the country of origin to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, rules for determining origin for marking purposes, and rules for qualifying products for preferential treatment under free trade agreements. This webinar will examine these rules as well as concepts such as substantial transformation, tariff shift, regional value content and others.
Tom Gould is Senior Director, Customs and International Trade, for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. He is based in Los Angeles, where he has been involved with the international trade community since 1989, and is affiliated with ST&R’s San Francisco office. Mr. Gould joined ST&R after running his own customs consulting business in the L.A. area for more than a decade. A licensed customs broker and certified customs specialist, he regularly advises clients on customs and international trade compliance matters, classification, origin determination, qualification for free trade agreements and special duty reduction programs, product safety and supply chain security. He works with retailers, importers and exporters of textiles, wearing apparel, footwear and consumer electronics, among others.