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Tariff Suspensions under the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill: Cost Saving Opportunities for Importers

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Cost: $250.00

Webinar: 1 CCS Credit

Heading 9902 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule lists hundreds of products for which import tariffs have been temporarily reduced or eliminated through miscellaneous trade bills approved by Congress. Dormant for the past several years, the MTB process has recently been revived and reformed, once again giving importers the opportunity to add their goods to this list. However, MTB petitions can only be filed from Oct. 14 to Dec. 13. This hour-long webinar will help importers understand if the MTB process can benefit them and how to take advantage of it.

Key Topics

- MTB changes approved by Congress and what effect they will have

- process and timeline for MTB petitions and duty relief

- new conditions for requesting temporary duty relief

- goods approved for duty relief in the past

- identifying qualifying products

Our Speaker

DAVID OLAVE is Director, International Trade and Government Relations, for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Washington, D.C., office. 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. His areas of expertise include free trade agreement negotiations, the Generalized System of Preferences, the miscellaneous trade bill, international labor and corporate social responsibility standards, state and federal product safety regulations, and designing effective government relations and messaging strategies for firm clients.

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