[Webinar] Understanding Country of Origin

September 17th, 9:00 am - 10:15 am CT
Thompson Coburn LLP

Thompson Coburn LLP

September 17th, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM CT

U.S. Country of Origin rules are becoming increasingly complex. Some of the rules of origin previously applicable under the NAFTA have changed with the implementation of the USMCA; the substantial transformation test must be applied to determine whether items originate in a country for purposes of trade remedies, including the Section 301 duties imposed on goods from China and the EU, regardless of the origin determination for free trade agreements; and CBP recently published a notice requiring goods from Hong Kong to be marked in a manner that is different from the country of origin reported on the customs entry.

In this webinar, we will untangle the brambles of U.S. origin rules and provide tips on how to implement procedures to support compliance.

This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours general CLE credit in Missouri and 1.25 hours general CLE credit in California and Illinois. 1.25 hours general CLE credit in Texas is pending.


Robert Shapiro

Robert Shapiro
Thompson Coburn LLP

Robert counsels clients in all aspects of international transactions with a focus on the trade and shipment of goods.

He regularly represents clients before Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of State, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the United States Congress.

Robert chairs the Firm's International Trade practice. He has extensive experience in advising clients on issues concerning the valuation, classification and origin of imported merchandise; duty-deferral and recovery; free trade agreements; and export controls governing sanctions at the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), dual use goods under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and munitions under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Robert represents clients in antidumping, safeguard and other trade remedy actions before the International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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