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  • July 26
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Managing the U.S. Customs Process: Obligations and Opportunities

July 26

Understand the modern U.S. customs environment to remain in compliance with U.S. customs law.

Many businesses today import products into the United States, or manufacture products with major components originating from other countries. Today’s trade environment raises particular questions for these businesses. How can businesses know whether existing operations remain in compliance with or violate U.S. customs law? What steps can businesses take to comply with traditional customs laws and regulations in light of recent tariffs on U.S. imports? To what extent do businesses need to change the way that they operate to continue to function in the current trade environment? This topic helps businesses and business personnel responsible for compliance and risk management first understand the modern U.S. customs environment and then provides practical guidance on how to plan their business practices in order to remain in compliance with U.S. customs law. This information also illustrates ways for preparing for a potential customs audit.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe several key compliance-related steps that your business can take in order to mitigate risks of violating U.S. customs law in today’s trade environment.
  • You will be able to discuss Section 301 and 232 tariffs, what they mean, and how they impact your business.
  • You will be able to explain various customs law compliance requirements.
  • You will be able to identify the major challenges that your business or your business imports may face relative to today’s unique trade environment.

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Overview
  • Substantial Government and Private Practice Customs, International Trade and Border Security Experience
  • Today's Discussion Will Focus on How Your Business Can 1) Navigate the Major Challenges of Today's Trade Environment, and 2) Mitigate Risks of Violating U.S. Customs Law Through Attention to Important Compliance Issues
Navigating the Major Challenges of Today's Trade Environment
  • Section 301Chinese Origin and Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
  • Anti-Dumping / Countervailing Duties and Related Challenges
  • Tariff Classification of U.S. Imports- Front and Center
  • Stepped up Enforcement Actions by CBP
Mitigating Risks of Violating U.S. Customs Law While Minimizing Duty Exposure
  • Meet Basic U.S. Customs Entry Rules-- With Consideration of Alternatives to Entry
  • Take Care When Determining the Origin of Imports
  • Pay Particular Attention to Issues of Valuation
  • Maintain Required Records Relating to U.S. Imports
  • Prepare for Potential CBP Audits
Additional Areas of Expertise Relating to Customs Practice at DLA Piper
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  • Participants who successfully complete this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education. They may be applied toward ISM CPSM, CPSD or C.P.M. recertification. ISM's consent to approve hours for this educational event is not an endorsement of this program or its content by ISM.
     
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This live webinar is designed for accountants, CFOs, controllers, tax managers, tax preparers, presidents, vice presidents, bookkeepers, purchasing professionals, enrolled agents, accounts payable professionals, importers, exporters and attorneys.

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Faculty

Sandra L. Bell

Sandra L. Bell

DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Senior counsel , DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of U.S. international trade, customs, and border security and related client representation
  • Practices in various areas of international trade, customs, and border security law
  • Represents clients on regulatory procedures relating to customs issues including CBP binding rulings and decisions on prospective and current import transactions, international trade policy and regulatory programs
  • Written several publications related to the areas of international trade, customs, and border security
  • Bar Membership – District of Columbia Bar, South Carolina Bar, US Court of International Trade, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Supreme Court
  • J.D. degree, George Washington National Law Center; B.A. degree, Howard University
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Product ID: 405867
Published 2013, 2019
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