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TPP for Footwear and Travel Goods

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
Cost: $250.00

Webinar: 1.5 CCS/CES Credits

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will liberalize trade among the United States, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Chile and Brunei.  While the footwear and travel goods provisions of TPP may seem familiar to those currently taking advantage of other U.S. free trade agreements, there are key differences that companies need to be aware of. This 90-minute webinar will show you how to understand and benefit from these provisions.

Key Topics

- TPP implementation timeframe

- how TPP impacts other FTAs

- duty-free treatment for footwear and travel goods

- cumulation

- rules of origin for footwear, including requirements for uppers

- rules of origin for luggage, briefcases, backpacks, handbags, tote bags, sports bags, wallets and similar items

- Japan’s treatment of leather goods and footwear

- self-certification and recordkeeping

Our Speaker

ELISE SHIBLES is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and resident in the San Francisco office. Ms. Shibles' practice is focused on trade regulations and customs law, with particular emphasis on trade issues related to the textile and apparel industry. Prior to joining ST&R, she served for more than 11 years with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. As a specialist in textile and apparel policy, she was part of the U.S. government negotiating team and participated actively in the negotiation of numerous free trade agreements. She drafted various provisions and helped develop legislation and regulations to implement FTAs and preference programs, trained foreign industry and government representatives on rules of origin, and assisted with compliance efforts such as foreign factory inspections, classification and valuation reviews, and trade data analysis.

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