Wildlife Trade: More Data, Fewer Options
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
The Fish and Wildlife Service has tightened its requirements for filing imports and exports in the Automated Commercial Environment, a change that could have a significant impact on apparel, footwear, cosmetics, leather goods, jewelry, watches and clocks, musical instruments, art, antiques, collectibles, U.S. goods returned, and other products. The FWS has also discontinued issuance of non-designated port exemption permits, which allow approved companies to import and export through ports where no FWS officer is stationed. This webinar will examine these developments, and will include information obtained directly from a meeting our presenter had with FWS officials as well as the steps importers and exporters can take to minimize the impact of the new requirements.
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. Mr. Gould joined ST&R after running his own customs consulting business in the L.A. area for more than a decade. 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. He works with retailers, importers, and exporters of textiles, wearing apparel, footwear, and consumer electronics, among others.