Eliminating China 301 Duties on Textiles, Apparel & Footwear Through Outward Processing
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
With additional duties of up to 25 percent on the horizon for most textile, apparel and footwear products from China, now is the time to evaluate options. One way to avoid this additional duty assessment is outward processing, in which the most important processing operations are shifted to a country other than China, while still permitting China origin materials, subassembly, finishing and exporting.
Companies should evaluate this option with care, as the required processing is unique for different types of goods. During this webinar we will discuss the following key topics.
- China Section 301 duties
- rules for determining the country of origin of textile and apparel products
- rules for determining the country of origin for footwear
- impact of NAFTA or other FTA qualification on Section 301 duties
- examples of outward processing to shift country of origin
- best practices to support origin claims
Our Speakers: International Trade Attorneys Elise Shibles and William Maloney
Elise Shibles is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the San Francisco office. She advises and counsels clients on trade agreement and preference program requirements for a variety of different types of goods under U.S. and non-U.S. trade programs including NAFTA, QIZ, ASEAN-China and EU-Vietnam, among others. She also has extensive expertise in all aspects of textile and apparel trade and policy including classification, origin, marking, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and strategy for trade negotiations.
William Maloney is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the New York office. His practice is focused on all aspects of customs and international trade law, including tariff classification, duty rates, valuation, penalties, U.S. Customs audits, seizures and detentions, country of origin criteria and labeling and invoice requirements.