The Essential Checklist for Avoiding or Mitigating Section 301 and 232 Tariffs
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
U.S. tariff hikes of 10 to 25 percent on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of steel and aluminum imports from around the world and a variety of Chinese goods are not going away any time soon. While 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, 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 was responsible for issuing hundreds of decisions and training agency officials on customs laws and regulations relating to classification, origin, trade preferences, valuation, and enforcement. Today Mr. Feldman serves as counsel to numerous corporate officials on global compliance and enforcement issues and serves as co-chair of the 20-member Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee.