Live Webinar

Important Tariffs and Import Fees Updates

Thursday, February 29, 2019
1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Registration Closed

Gain an in-depth understanding of the tariff system and its impact on importers. Many companies import various products without understanding what duties are, why they are imposed, and how they are calculated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This topic will provide an understanding of the tariff system of the United States and the various additional tariffs currently applied to goods from many countries, particularly those originating in China. All importers are required to act with reasonable care with respect to the importation of their products and may not assume that any agents they use for customs clearance will protect them from penalties should they fail to abide by the rules and regulations governing the importation of products into the United States. This information will provide a basic understanding of the tariff system, its impact on importers, and an update on the additional tariffs imposed for trade remedy reasons. Specific topics will include:

  • Overview of the Harmonized Tariff System
  • Update on the Section 201 Safeguards, Section 232 National Security Investigations and Tariffs, and Section 301 Tariffs on China
  • Enforcement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Retaliation by U.S. Allies and Trading Partners
  • Steps for Adapting to the New Tariff Environment
Thursday, February 29th at 1:00pm ET
1:30 min (1 hr Commentary + 30 min Q&A)
Senior Attorney
Peggy Chaplin Louie has more than thirty years in practice counseling clients on import, export and international transportation regulatory issues, she has often been before the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Census Bureau, the International Trade Administration and the Federal Maritime Commission. She counsels clients on best business practices to minimize duties and taxes and avoid penalties by complying with federal regulations. On import matters, she advises clients on classification, valuation, marking, country of origin and preference program matters administered by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection; she has extensive experience working with clients on internal audits, prior disclosures and ruling requests.