About The Webinar

Violations of regulations on the treatment and marking of wood packing materials can result in substantial penalties. For example, a multimillion dollar machine shipped on wood pallets found not to be properly marked or treated will result in a penalty of the full value of the machine. Importers are frequently unaware of the regulatory requirements and may not learn about them until they receive a Department of Agriculture notice of a WPM violation requiring immediate export of the shipment followed by a penalty notice from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

This webinar will review current WPM requirements, how to respond to USDA and CBP notices, and how to mitigate penalties, as well as the precautions importers can take to avoid violations and penalties in the first place.


Beth C. Ring

Senior Member

Beth Ring, Esq. is a Senior Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Ms. Ring has more than 45 years of experience covering the broad range of customs and trade issues for clients across diverse industries. She has extensive experience in representing importers regarding classification, valuation, transaction structuring, duty preference programs, trade remedy laws, and trade policy issues.



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