FTA Documentation and Recordkeeping for Textiles and Apparel
Webinar: 1.5 CCS Credits
Seemingly small document deficiencies can lead to significant duty assessments. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has increased its enforcement of claims for preferential duty treatment for textile and apparel products under free trade agreements. Many small and medium-sized companies, as well as large shippers, are receiving verification notices with tight timelines to respond and support their claims.
Join us for a comprehensive discussion of FTA documentation and recordkeeping for textile and apparel products.
- timelines for responding to verification requests
- proper completion of NAFTA certificates
- FTA self-certification
- recordkeeping requirements and penalties
- best practices for documents to verify duty preference claims
Elise Shibles, Esq., served for over 11 years with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. As a specialist in textile and apparel policy she participated in the negotiation of numerous FTAs, helped develop legislation and regulations to implement FTAs and preference programs, trained foreign industry and government representatives on rules of origin, and assisted with compliance efforts in foreign factory inspections, classification and valuation reviews and trade data analysis.