The E-Commerce Explosion – Compliance Challenges and Business Opportunities
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
Global e-commerce sales have doubled in the last five years and are estimated to reach $4 trillion by 2020. While the prospects for increased sales are exciting to many, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and its partner government agencies are focused on compliance with policies and processes that affect e-commerce, particularly given the increase in the de minimis value from $200 to $800. This webinar will examine both the opportunities e-commerce offers and the concerns it may raise regarding security risks, consumer protection, duty or tax circumvention, and intellectual property evasion.
- CBP laws and regulations affecting e-commerce
- roles and responsibilities of parties in e-commerce transactions
- data requirements for Section 321 and informal entries vs. consumption entries
- PGA requirements in ACE for e-commerce and de minimis
- CBP enforcement for false information, intellectual property, and inadmissibility
- CBP’s E-Commerce and Small Business Branch
- Department of Commerce E-commerce Innovation Lab
- the Marketplace Fairness Act’s potential effect of taxing remote retailers
Lenny Feldman is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg’s Operating Committee and manager of its Miami office. Mr. Feldman concentrates his practice in complex issues pertaining to classification and valuation, seizures and penalties, trade preference qualification, intellectual property, importer/broker compliance and C-TPAT/border security. A former senior attorney at CBP, he is nationally known for his expertise on customs regulatory issues and regularly advises companies on how to properly interpret the most challenging customs requirements in an effective and efficient manner. Mr. Feldman also served as the chief compliance officer for a trade and logistics software development company enabling e-commerce, responsible for the content and automation of the trade laws for over 100 countries. Mr. Feldman currently serves as one of 20 members of CBP’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), where he is co-chair of the Trade Modernization Subcommittee.
Edward Steiner is Senior Director of International Trade and Government Relations in ST&R’s Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Steiner consults with and advocates on behalf of a wide range of clients on trade and customs matters. He has extensive experience advising e-commerce companies on trade compliance matters and was part of the team that helped pass the de minimis increase and the facilitation of returns under HTSUS 9801.00.10 in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. In 2016, Mr. Steiner helped establish the E-commerce Coalition and moderated the inaugural panel at the First E-commerce Coalition Industry Day.