Join us in person at the World Trade Center Miami or on Zoom! Eligible for 3 CCS continuing education credits. 

 Many mistake the ease of importing to mean there is no liability or obligation on the part of the importer. However, if you import merchandise into the U.S., you may not realize, but, you are the responsible party! That means you have a duty to exercise “reasonable care” when importing.  

 What is reasonable care? Importers must conduct themselves as a reasonable importer would under the circumstance with respect to importing prior to entering goods into the United States. They must:  

  • Meet the standard to enter, classify and determine the value of imported goods 
  • Provide other information necessary to aid U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in properly assessing duties and collecting accurate statistics 
  • Determining whether other applicable legal standards and requirements have been met 

Read more about reasonable care in our Bloomberg Law article here. 

All importers should have a plan in place to navigate merchandise descriptions & classification, product valuation, country of origin, intellectual property rights, forced labor, quotas, requirements of other agencies, and more. 

In this presentation, our speakers will discuss how to comply with CBP’s vast laws and regulations. By the end of the event, you will know and understand the importance of tariff classification, customs valuation, country of origin marking, intellectual property rights and free trade agreements. 

You will also learn basic customs concepts and terms like CBP Form 7501, protests, seizure cases, liquidated damage claims, penalties/fines, prior disclosures, and the FP&F process.  

Additionally, you will learn the top 10 tips when importing to ensure compliance. This event will provide valuable assistance to all importers, customs brokers, and all trade professionals. 

Session Highlights: 

  • Importance of CBP Rulings for Classification, Valuation and Country of Origin 
  • Cost Savings practices like utilizing Free Trade Agreements 
  • Importance of protecting intellectual property rights 
  • Basic customs concepts and terms 
  • Top tips to proactively work with your Customs Broker 
  • What to do if you encounter a CBP detention and/or seizure case 
  • Learn when to submit a prior disclosure to CBP 
  • Top 10 tips when importing to ensure compliance 
  • Learn key best practices and hear real life case studies 
  • Learn what to do, and more importantly, what NOT to do, and what the consequences are for non-compliance 

Who Should Attend? 

  • Importers 
  • Customs Brokers 
  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals 
  • In-house Legal Counsel 
  • Product Development Managers 

We look forward to seeing you there! Register HERE. 

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