About The Webinar

U.S. tariff hikes of 25 percent (List 1-3) and now 10 percent (List 4) on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese goods are not going away any time soon as trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and China. Many importers, exporters, and manufacturers are pursuing a number of different ways to avoid or reduce these increases. This webinar is uniquely designed to provide the essential checklist for ensuring that your company is evaluating all potential opportunities to protect your bottom line when structuring your international transactions.

Key Topics

  • Tariff exclusions: Elements of a successful request, addressing requests still in limbo or where additional information is requested, and advocating for an appeal when requests are denied
  • Tariff engineering: Products and strategies for removing goods from covered tariff provisions
  • Operational engineering: Substantial transformation rules allowing companies to shift product origin away from China
  • Chapter 98 special classification: Best provisions to avoid full or partial duty exposure
  • Valuation: Ideal transactions for first sale and other strategies to lower declared value
  • Foreign-trade zones and bonded warehouses: Well-suited manufacturing and export operations
  • E-Commerce: Opportunities to effectively avoid increased duty assessment
  • Duty drawback: Most likely cases for refunds

Please note we do not accept payment via American Express.


Lenny P. Feldman


Lenny Feldman concentrates his practice in complex issues pertaining to import and export compliance, penalty mitigation, supply chain security (including CTPAT), intellectual property, and other programs. He is recognized as a leading authority on CTPAT, served on the CTPAT MSC working group of CBP’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, and has counseled hundreds of companies through the certification, validation, and revalidation processes.



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