The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will host a webinar Tuesday, April 12, at 2 p.m. EDT on new import and customs compliance rules. Enhanced customs enforcement is likely due to recent changes within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the February 2016 enactment of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.
The webinar will discuss the evolution of import and customs regulations. Linda Kelly, senior vice president and general counsel at NAM, will open the webinar. International trade practitioners Daniel Waltz and Christopher Skinner will provide an overview of legal obligations that apply to U.S. importers and key changes to customs enforcement under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.
Every U.S. manufacturer who sources raw materials, parts or components, or finished products from outside of the United States is required to comply with customs regulations that apply to imports. Those regulations govern all aspects of import transactions, including country of origin labeling, tariff classification, valuation, duty rates and myriad trade preference programs and multilateral trade agreements.
Registration is open for the webinar. Webinar login information will be sent to registered participants one day prior to the event.