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TPP and Agriculture

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Cost: $250.00

Webinar 1 CCS Credit

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest free trade agreement ever concluded with a dozen Pacific Rim members, offers potentially significant opportunities for the agriculture industry. After intense negotiations, TPP members agreed to lower tariffs and other barriers to trade in foods, beverages and agricultural commodities such as corn, sugar and dairy products, which will impact sourcing and manufacturing decisions. This webinar will review a selection of the agreement’s agricultural provisions and what practical impact they will have.

Key Topics

- implementation timeline

- staged U.S. duty reductions

-market access for U.S. exports

- rules of origin for various agricultural products, including comparison with rules of other trade agreements

Our Speaker

Larry Ordet is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Miami office, and serves on the Firm’s Operating Committee. Mr. Ordet concentrates his practice on general customs compliance matters, with particular emphasis on tariff classification, NAFTA duty deferral and preference program qualification issues. He has worked extensively on WCO tariff classification issues involving the modification of the Harmonized System and related Explanatory Notes.

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