Tariff Engineering to Legally Reduce or Eliminate Duty
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
The United States offers duty-free or reduced duty treatment to a wider range of imported goods than ever due to decades of trade liberalization, free trade agreements, and preferential trade programs. Importers whose products remain subject to tariffs, which can be substantial, can feel like they are at a competitive disadvantage. However, it is often possible to legally lower or eliminate these duties through relatively modest product modifications. This webinar explores how to analyze your existing tariff exposure as well as the steps you can take to achieve the lowest duty rates available.
- duty/tax avoidance versus evasion
- engineering through product manipulation
- engineering through valuation
- engineering by separating or combining shipments
- engineering through origin
- engineering through interaction and communication with management, product development, engineering, and purchasing
- engineering through material sourcing
- engineering by taking advantage of trade agreements
- engineering by using foreign-trade zones and bonded warehouses
Patrick D. Gill serves as Of Counsel to Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in New York. A seasoned litigator, Mr. Gill represents clients before courts and administrative agencies in matters pertaining to customs and international trade. Before joining ST&R he practiced with the Rode & Qualey law firm, and he began his legal career as a trial attorney in the customs section of the office of the assistant U.S. attorney general. Mr. Gill is a member of the bars of the state of New York, the U.S. Supreme Court, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. district courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.