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Examining the New Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Legislation

Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
Cost: $250.00

Webinar: 1.5 CCS/CES Credits

For the first time in many years, legislation updating rules and policies on trade facilitation and enforcement has been signed into law. This wide-ranging customs reauthorization bill will affect every part of the supply chain, from foreign exporters to carriers to U.S. importers and customs brokers. This webinar will take an in-depth review the major provisions of this important legislation, including the following:

- new CBP responsibilities to combat AD/CV duty evasion

- benefits for trade partnership program participants

- expanded duty-free entry provisions

- customs broker penalties

- simplified drawback law

- improving CBP’s ability to classify and appraise imported goods

- a new interagency import safety rapid response plan

- stronger protections for intellectual property rights

- new enforcement tools and authorities

- enhanced targeting of high-risk shipments

- tariff corrections for outerwear and footwear

- new trade preferences for Nepal

- addressing currency manipulation by foreign trading partners

- tighter restrictions on importing goods believed to be made under forced labor conditions

- the upcoming deadlines for mandatory use of ACE and ITDS

Our Speakers

Nicole Bivens Collinson leads the International Trade and Government relations practice of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and serves as managing principal of the Washington, D.C., office. Ms. Collinson has over 25 years of experience helping companies advocate for their interests in trade negotiations and get the most out of the benefits those agreements provide. She is well-respected in Washington and around the world for her depth of knowledge as well as her ability to foster dialogue and resolve complex issues in trade policy making and implementation.

Lenny Feldman is the Managing Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.’s Miami office and a member of the firm's Operating Committee.  Lenny served as a senior attorney at the Office of Regulations and Rulings, CBP, from 1991-2000.  In this capacity he was responsible for issuing  hundreds of decisions and training CBP officials regarding customs laws and regulations. Today Lenny serves as counsel to numerous corporate officials on global compliance and enforcement issues and is one of twenty (20) members appointed nationally to serve on the 14th Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to CBP (COAC), offering strategic direction to CBP, DHS and Treasury executives.

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