Eliminating Section 301 and Other Duties Through Country of Origin Changes
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
The origin of a product is a key element in determining applicable duties, which is always an important consideration for importers but particularly so today as the U.S. targets Chinese goods for higher tariffs. In today’s global supply chains, though, where products often undergo processing in multiple countries, it’s not always clear in which country origin is ultimately conferred.
This webinar will provide a basic overview of the rules for determining the correct country of origin and marking the origin of imported products. We will also discuss ways to legally reduce or avoid tariffs by changing or shifting portions of the production process to effect a change in origin.
- Section 301 duties and origin
- rules for determining country of origin
- acceptable terminology
- methods of marking
- certificate of origin requirement
- origin verifications
- “Made in USA:” FTC v. CBP rules
- penalties for non-compliance
- best practices
MARK TALLO is a Member in the Import and Export Practice Group of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Washington, D.C., office. His practice areas include customs, import and export compliance, and international anti-corruption measures such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as advising clients on duty savings opportunities through the First Sale Rule and U.S. preference programs, including the Generalized System of Preferences and bilateral and regional free trade agreements.