About The Webinar

Under the Nairobi Protocol, U.S. imports of qualifying articles specially designed or adapted for the use or benefit of handicapped persons, as well as specially designed or adapted parts and accessories thereof, are eligible for duty-free treatment under HTSUS subheadings 9817.00.92 through 9817.00.96. In addition, such goods manufactured in China are exempt from the Section 301 tariff increase. This webinar will review important terms and conditions related to this duty-free treatment and how affected companies can take advantage of it.

Key Topics

  • Nairobi Protocol basics
  • general compliance requirements (reasonable care)
  • China 301 exemption
  • important terms and concepts, including handicapped persons, specially designed or adapted, acute or transient disability, therapeutic and diagnostic articles, and qualifying parts/accessories


Larry T. Ordet


LARRY T. ORDET is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Miami office, and serves on the Firm’s Operating Committee. Mr. Ordet concentrates his practice on general customs compliance matters, with particular emphasis on tariff classification, NAFTA duty deferral and preference program qualification issues. He has worked extensively on WCO tariff classification issues involving the modification of the Harmonized System and related Explanatory Notes.



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