About The Webinar

With additional duties of up to 25 percent on the horizon for most textile, apparel and footwear products from China, now is the time to evaluate options. One way to avoid this additional duty assessment is outward processing, in which the most important processing operations are shifted to a country other than China, while still permitting China origin materials, subassembly, finishing and exporting.

Companies should evaluate this option with care, as the required processing is unique for different types of goods.  During this webinar we will discuss the following key topics.

Key Topics

  • China Section 301 duties
  • rules for determining the country of origin of textile and apparel products
  • rules for determining the country of origin for footwear
  • impact of NAFTA or other FTA qualification on Section 301 duties
  • examples of outward processing to shift country of origin
  • best practices to support origin claims

Please note we do not accept payment via American Express.


Elise Shibles

Partner, Advisory Committee; Textiles & Apparel Practice Leader; Forced Labor Practice Leader

ELISE SHIBLES is a Partner, Advisory Committee with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the San Francisco office. She leads the firm’s Textiles and Apparel Practice as well as its Forced Labor Practice. She advises and counsels clients on trade agreement and preference program requirements for a variety of different types of goods under U.S. and non-U.S. trade programs including USMCA, QIZ, ASEAN-China and EU-Vietnam, among others. She also has extensive expertise in all aspects of textile and apparel trade and policy including classification, origin, marking, Section 301 tariff mitigation, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and strategy for trade negotiations. 


William J. Maloney

Senior Member
(212) 549-0149

William Maloney is a Senior Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. His practice is focused on all aspects of customs and international trade law, including tariff classification, duty rates, valuation, penalties, U.S. Customs audits, seizures and detentions, country of origin criteria, product labeling and invoice requirements.

(212) 549-0149


Cookie Consent

We have updated our Privacy Policy relating to our use of cookies on our website and the sharing of information. By continuing to use our website or subscribe to our publications, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.