What Traders Should Know to Get Through the Government Shutdown
The current partial shutdown of the federal government brings substantial uncertainty for importers and exporters. Parts of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies responsible for facilitating and enforcing trade are shut down or working with limited staff. This situation is affecting import and export transactions and traders’ ability to plan for the rest of 2019. This webinar will provide the latest information on the impact of the shutdown on cross-border commerce as well as answers to questions on the status of CBP and PGAs.
LENNY FELDMAN resides in Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.’s Miami office and is a member of the firm's Operating Committee. He currently Co-Chairs the 20 member Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) to U.S. Customs and Border Protection providing strategic recommendations directly to CBP and the departments of Homeland Security and the Treasury on issues such as e-commerce policy, trade partnership programs, enforcement and facilitation mechanisms, and regulatory reform.
TOM GOULD is Senior Director, Customs and International Trade, for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. He is based in Los Angeles, where he has been involved with the international trade community since 1989, and is affiliated with ST&R’s San Francisco office. A licensed customs broker and certified customs specialist, he regularly advises clients on customs and international trade compliance matters, classification, origin determination, qualification for free trade agreements and special duty reduction programs, product safety and supply chain security.