About The Webinar

When filing our income taxes each year, we all look for any available credits, deductions, or loopholes that will help us minimize our taxable liability or maximize our refund. Similarly, importers should be aware of the strategic savings opportunities that exist under the U.S. customs laws.This webinar provides a basic roadmap for importers to evaluate their customs transactions and supply chain operations to help identify current savings opportunities and set the groundwork for future savings.

Key Topics

  • Customs Bonded Warehouses and Foreign-Trade Zones (“FTZ”)
  • Duty Drawback claims and sharing agreements
  • First Sale Valuation and the Reconciliation Entry Program
  • Free Trade Agreements (“FTA”) and Preference Programs
  • Legislative solutions and HTSUS Chapter 99
  • Tariff Engineering and HTSUS Chapter 98
  • Temporary Importations under Bond and Carnets


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Mark J. Segrist

Partner, Advisory Committee

MARK J. SEGRIST is a Partner, Advisory Committee with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Portland, Maine office. His practice is focused primarily on import and export trade law and assisting clients in acquiring duty-saving benefits under the First Sale Rule and other customs declared value-related initiatives. With regard to imports, Mr. Segrist’s practice focuses primarily on providing strategic advice and counsel to a wide range of multinational clients on international trade and customs law matters. He also has extensive experience assisting clients in properly structuring multi-tiered transactions to maximize lawful duty savings under the First Sale Rule.



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