About The Webinar

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has stepped up its enforcement efforts on textiles and apparel under free trade agreements.  Seemingly small document deficiencies can lead to significant duty assessments. CBP has strict standards for enforcement of claims for duty-free treatment for textile products, apparel and bags under free trade agreements and duty preference programs. Many importers receive verification notices months after the date of entry with tight timelines to respond and support their claims or are subject to CBP audit inquiries. 

Join us for a comprehensive discussion of free trade agreement and duty preference documentation and recordkeeping for textile products, apparel & bags. 

Contact if you have issues registering. Please note we do not take American Express.

Key Topics

  • timelines for responding to verification requests;
  • Variations in self-certification standards;
  • recordkeeping requirements and penalties; and
  • best practices for documents to verify duty preference 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. 



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