Please join Melissa Proctor from Miller Proctor Law PLLC on August 21st, who will be presenting a webinar for the Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI) entitled “U.S. Country of Origin and Marking – Mastering the Rules and Avoiding Costly Mistakes.”

Articles that are imported into the United States are required by law to be marked to reflect their countries of origin. The failure to properly mark and declare the correct country of origin to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can lead to a host of extremely unpleasant consequences for U.S. importers—detentions, seizures, demands for redelivery, liquidated damages, loss of preferential duty benefits, marking duties, civil and criminal penalties, etc. U.S. importers are required to exercise “reasonable care” over their import operations, which means that they are expected to implement sound processes for ensuring that accurate information is declared to CBP and all other import and other U.S. government agency formalities are full satisfied—including the country of origin and marking of their merchandise.

 

To register, please visit ECTI’s website at:

 

This webinar is intended to give executives, trade compliance managers and personnel in purchasing, marketing, and logistics functions a thorough understanding of the U.S. rules of origin and marking requirements that apply to their products. International trade attorney Melissa Proctor  will provide an in-depth discussion of the applicable rules that every importer is expected to master as well as real-world examples focusing on:

  • The non-preferential and preferential rules of origin
  • The rules of origin applied to sets, kit and special classes of merchandise
  • The rules of origin in the context of antidumping and countervailing duty cases
  • Acceptable methods of marking imported goods and their containers
  • Exemptions from the marking rules
  • Avoiding trouble when using “Made in the USA” markings
  • Taking corrective action when origin and marking errors occur
  • Proven best practices for compliance with the rules of origin and marking requirements

Webinar participants are invited to submit questions during each webinar. The final 30 minutes of each webinar will be allotted to answering attendees’ questions.

Melissa Proctor has been advising companies for nearly 25 years on the full range of issues involving the customs laws and regulations, export controls, embargoes and economic sanctions compliance, anti-corruption/anti-bribery compliance, and other government agency requirements relating to the cross-border movement of goods, information and services.

Webinar Details:

Date:     August 21, 2019 at 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes (Comprised of 1 hour of commentary and 30-minute Q&A session)

 

To register, please visit ECTI’s website at: