The Art of the Trade Deal: Top Strategies to Avoid or Mitigate Section 301 Tariffs
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
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U.S. tariff hikes of 25 percent (List 1-3) and now 10 percent (List 4) on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese goods are not going away any time soon as trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and China. Many importers, exporters, and manufacturers are pursuing a number of different ways to avoid or reduce these increases. This webinar is uniquely designed to provide the essential checklist for ensuring that your company is evaluating all potential opportunities to protect your bottom line when structuring your international transactions.
- Tariff exclusions: Elements of a successful request, addressing requests still in limbo or where additional information is requested, and advocating for an appeal when requests are denied
- Tariff engineering: Products and strategies for removing goods from covered tariff provisions
- Operational engineering: Substantial transformation rules allowing companies to shift product origin away from China
- Chapter 98 special classification: Best provisions to avoid full or partial duty exposure
- Valuation: Ideal transactions for first sale and other strategies to lower declared value
- Foreign-trade zones and bonded warehouses: Well-suited manufacturing and export operations
- E-Commerce: Opportunities to effectively avoid increased duty assessment
- Duty drawback: Most likely cases for refunds
Lenny Feldman is a Senior Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and serves on the firm's Operating Committee. He served as a senior attorney at U.S. Customs’ Office of Regulations and Rulings from 1991 to 2000, where he issued hundreds of decisions and trained agency officials on customs laws and regulations relating to classification, origin, trade preference, valuation, and enforcement. Today he serves as counsel to numerous corporate officials on global compliance and enforcement issues and serves as co-chair of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee.