The 2019 Miscellaneous Tariff Bill – Another Way to Mitigate Tariff Costs
Webinar: 0.5 CCS Credits
New U.S. tariffs are appearing seemingly everywhere and with them come increased import costs. However, the miscellaneous tariff bill process can lower most-favored-nation tariff rates, and well over a thousand products began receiving temporary duty suspensions in November 2018 under the most recent MTB. Interested parties may again seek MFN duty suspensions under this process beginning in October, but the window to file petitions will only be open for 60 days. This 30-minute webinar will show companies how to use the MTB to maximize duty savings in today’s uncertain trade environment.
- when the MTB process starts and when duty relief can be expected
- conditions for requesting temporary duty suspension relief
- identifying qualifying products and engaging in the MTB process
- potential obstacles to duty suspensions
- the interplay between the MTB process and the administration’s position on tariffs
DAVID OLAVE is an Associate (pending DC Bar admission) and Trade Policy Advisor for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. He employs a unique blend of experience in trade negotiations, legislative procedures, lobbying and civil society outreach to advise clients on the potential impact of trade-related legislation and to work with the U.S. government to address clients’ needs.