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Maximizing Compliance and Lowering Duties in U.S.-Canada Trade

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Cost: $250.00

Webinar: 1 CCS Credit

The Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are the two primary agencies that administer their respective countries’ laws at the U.S.-Canada border, including those related to value, trade agreements, classification, and other issues. This webinar will review areas where CBSA and CBP are currently focusing enforcement efforts, including with respect to trade between the two neighboring countries. It will also cover ways in which importers, particularly Canadian importers into Canada and Canadian non-resident importers of record into the U.S., can effectively utilize the various Canadian and U.S. customs laws to decrease duty costs.

Key Topics

- questions to consider relating to compliance with Canadian customs laws

- how Canadian valuation rules work and how they differ from U.S. rules

- preparing for a CBSA audit

- companies being targeted by CBSA and CBP

- how Canadian companies can take advantage of U.S. value laws to decrease landed cost

- document terms and records: how Canadian non-resident importers of record can protect themselves if CBP denies NAFTA

- taking advantage of a recently modified HTSUS 9801 provision

Our Speakers

Robert DeCamp is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the firm’s New York office. He represents importers and exporters before federal courts and agencies on a wide range of customs and trade-related issues. Mr. DeCamp’s work covers U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)-initiated investigations, penalties and seizures, as well as administrative rulings, audits and voluntary prior disclosures related to a broad range of product categories, including food items, automotive parts, plastics, industrial products, electronics and apparel, among others.

Larry James brings 35 years’ experience working in Canada’s customs and trade industry to his role as Independent Consultant for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Based in Ottawa, Canada, he assists in the development and implementation of trade management systems and compliance manuals, conducts NAFTA certification procedures, and provides advice on trade issues such as duty savings strategies, classification, valuation, import/export restrictions, and customs seizures and penalties.

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