Lunch will be provided. On-site registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 am. The program will begin at 12:00 pm.

Increased tariffs on imports into the United States have heightened the need to ensure compliance with U.S. Customs rules and regulations.  The Trump administration is using sections 232 and 301 to increase the tariff rate on a wide variety of imports into the United States.  This CLE will summarize the basics of ensuring accurate declaration of harmonized tariff schedule classifications, country-of-origin and valuation of imported merchandise, as well as provide insight into common issues facing U.S. importers relating to the new import duties.  In addition, the CLE will provide an overview of exclusions from newly-implemented tariffs and other strategies to cope with higher U.S. tariffs.

Featured Speakers:

Tracy D. Roy, Branch Chief, Trade Remedy AD/CVD Policy and Programs Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  Ms. Roy has worked with legacy U.S. Customs Service and U.S. Customs and Border protection for over 31 years in various Trade positions. 

Gordon C. Anderson, C.H. Robinson, Licensed Customs Broker, Port Permit Holder and Compliance Manager.  Gordon is responsible for internal audits to ensure compliance with CBP and provides advice to C.H. Robinsons global clients on a wide range of issues, from HTS classification, Free Trade Agreements, Valuation, Country of Origin, Anti-Dumping and other impactful trade topics.

Rob Schryver, Director, Global Trade Compliance, Medtronic.  Rob is the Director of Global Trade Compliance at Medtronic.  His team is responsible for trade-related programs, policies, training, governance, audit/monitoring and remediation for Medtronic's 140+ countries.  Over the past 23+ years, Rob has served in various trade positions in both service and private industries.  He has served as a port license and permit holder, advised clients and business partners regarding imports, exports and trade security, and has advocated for products to be included in the World Trade Organization's Information Technology Agreement as an Office of the U.S. Trade Representative industry delegate. 

Dave Townsend, Of Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney LLP.  Dave has counseled clients on tariff-related matters before U.S. Customs, the Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as a private attorney for over eights years.   Dave's work has included advice related to all aspects of importing goods, protests before the U.S. Customs and Border protection and trade-related litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade.

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Cost (includes lunch):
IBLS Member: $10 
MSBA Member but not a member of IBLS: $20 
Non MSBA-Member:  $25 
Law Student: FREE

Remote Participation: 
Remote participation is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the CLE.

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE Credit applied
Event Code: 264615 

Deadline to Register: 
November 26, 2018

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