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Virtual Regulatory Trade Workshop

Is your company considering taking your business international? Curious about the requirements for importing and exporting chemicals? Want to make sure your company is in compliance with current regulatory requirements? At the NACD Virtual Trade Regulatory Workshop, you will learn about:

  • General Importer Responsibilities: What is reasonable care? What are the required forms and processes to import goods into the U.S.? Come find out!
  • How to Save Money on Imports: Cost savings strategies to reduce duties payable through regulatory and operational methods
  • Best Practices for Staying in Compliance: Proper recordkeeping, auditing strategies, and how best to interact with Customs & Border Protection and other regulatory agencies

Thank you to our sponsors R&S Compliance Group, LLC!

 

R&S Compliance Group

Speakers

Ms. Stern advises domestic and multinational clients on both U.S. and foreign customs compliance and other trade matters. She concentrates her practice in traditional customs areas, such as tariff classification, seizures and penalties, country of origin marking, valuation, trademark infringement, broker compliance, bonded warehouses, government procurement, trade preference programs and free trade agreements, as well as the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System. With special emphasis in the high-tech sector, she has substantial experience in almost every product area of the tariff schedule.

 

Ms. Smith has a broad-based international trade and customs practice. For more than 20 years she has represented clients in antidumping and countervailing duty cases and litigation both in the U.S. and abroad. Her experience includes a number of no-injury determinations before the International Trade Commission and obtaining zero percent AD rates on behalf of clients before the U.S. Department of Commerce. She has also obtained more than 15 positive scope determinations and exclusions on products including candles, aluminum products and furniture.

Ms. Smith also has considerable knowledge on international trade and compliance issues and has counseled clients on 337 matters, customs and export compliance, and Court of International Trade litigation. She has worked for both the ITC and the International Trade Administration on trade matters.

Ms. Smith is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the CIT and is a member of the bar in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Washington, D.C. She is also a licensed customs broker and has taught international trade law at Temple University in Japan.

Ms. Smith holds a master’s of law degree from Georgetown University, a J.D. and an M.A. in international relations from Syracuse University and a B.A. in political science from Catholic University.

 

Ms. Yuskaitis advises and counsels clients primarily in the area of antidumping and countervailing duty law and trade remedies litigation, where she has obtained a number of favorable scope exclusions. She also advises clients on Section 201, Section 232, and Section 301 duty liability and has helped U.S. businesses secure more than 800 product exclusions from Section 232 and Section 301 tariffs. In addition, she represents clients before federal courts and U.S. agencies, including the International Trade Commission, Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Prior to joining the firm Ms. Yuskaitis served as an attorney advisor for the Board of Veterans Appeals at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she conducted research on legal and medical questions and drafted appellate decisions.

Ms. Yuskaitis holds an LL.M. in international business and economic law from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and a B.A. in international relations and political science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She has been admitted to the U.S. Court of International Trade, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Massachusetts Bar.

 

Here's what attendees of the August 2020 virtual regulatory workshop had to say about their experience:

"It worked great for me! I really enjoyed the chat box as well as being able to ask questions face to face in the breakout rooms at the end. The interaction level was great and there were plenty of breaks! Not too many and not too little. Two hour sessions were good because they covered a good amount of material, but weren't too long that I started to get restless."

"Thank you for putting together this excellent TSCA workshop!  A few key points during the first day have already been worth the price of admission."

 

Virtual Regulatory Trade Workshop Registration

ONLINE: Click here to register online.

**We do not recommend completing online registration on a mobile device as registration form may not render properly.**

HARD COPY: Click here* to download the hard copy registration form.

Fax completed forms to (703) 527-7747 or email it to meetings@nacd.com.

 

Agenda

*Agenda is subject to change, please check back for the most current version of this information. Click on bolded titles to view session descriptions.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
2:00-2:05 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
2:05-2:55 pm

Trade Compliance Basics and Best Practices

The role and responsibilities of the importer of record and customs broker; the importance of exercising reasonable care; overview of customs valuation, tariff classification, country of origin

 

This session will provide a general overview of TSCA’s application, who is covered and for what activities, and what are the key compliance obligations of which NACD members should be aware.

2:55-3:00 pm

Break

Review the newest NACD Responsible Distribution® program updates, including the recent enhancements to the Responsible Distribution Dashboard, as we launch the 7th Cycle.

3:00-3:55 pm

HTS Classifications and China 301 Tariffs

The chemicals classification process; role of customs rulings; best practices and common pitfalls in the chemicals section of the tariff.   

3:55-4:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Conclusion of Day 1

 

The 2020 CDR reporting period is open and has been extended to November 30, 2020. This session will review the 2020 CDR rule changes, including new requirements related to confidentiality claims, modifications in reporting codes, and more. It will also address what manufacturers and importers should do to ensure accurate reporting and avoid reporting mishaps.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
2:00-2:05 pm Welcome and Introductions
2:05-2:55 pm

Trade Remedies: ADD/CVD, Section 301 Actions

Responding to antidumping duty petitions, strategies for compliance with new tariffs, and other government actions that could impact your business

This session will cover where EPA stands on the “first ten” risk evaluations and the “next twenty,” how risk evaluations have evolved since the first draft risk evaluation for Pigment Violet 29 was released in 2019, what substances might be coming up next for prioritization, and how Section 6 risk evaluations may impact NACD member companies.

2:55-3:00 pm

Break

Review the newest NACD Responsible Distribution® program updates, including the recent enhancements to the Responsible Distribution Dashboard, as we launch the 7th Cycle.

3:00-4:00 pm

Customs Declarations and Entry Requirements

Required forms and processes including CBP entry forms, ISF filing, Other Agency Requirements (e.g., TSCA, FDA, DEA)

This session will cover TSCA fees, with a focus on Section 6 risk evaluation fees, and will review the required actions and specified timing that a manufacturer or importer must take to comply with self-certification requirements and to avoid fee responsibilities. The session will also address the forthcoming EPA rulemaking to modify the fee rule and focus on issues on which NACD member companies should be aware.

4:00 pm

Conclusion of Day 2

Thursday, February 11, 2021
2:00-2:05 pm Welcome and Introductions
2:05-2:55 pm

Reduce Your Duties: FTA, GSP, MTB, Drawback, First Sale Valuation

Operational and regulatory cost savings strategies through lawful programs including free trade agreements, using the first sale in a multi-tiered transaction for customs value, exclusions, temporary duty suspensions, and refunds on exports.

This session is devoted to SNURs, the issuance of which is not abating nor likely to any time soon. Topics to be covered include what are SNURs, how they work, how to manage SNUR requirements, and why and how to communicate SNURs throughout the supply chain.

2:55-3:00 pm

Break

Review the newest NACD Responsible Distribution® program updates, including the recent enhancements to the Responsible Distribution Dashboard, as we launch the 7th Cycle.

3:00-3:55 pm

Reduce Your Duties: FTA, GSP, MTB, Drawback, First Sale Valuation Continued

Operational and regulatory cost savings strategies through lawful programs including free trade agreements, using the first sale in a multi-tiered transaction for customs value, exclusions, temporary duty suspensions, and refunds on exports.

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to discuss specific TSCA topics and share insights and experiences with peers. A representative of B&C or the NACD staff will be with each group to facilitate the discussion and answer questions.

3:55-4:00 pm

Conclusion of Day 3

 

Past Workshops:

Virtual Regulatory TSCA Workshop

NACD's Virtual Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Hot Topics Regulatory Workshop was a huge success! The workshop, held August 11-13, 2020, and was presented by regulatory experts from Bergeson & Campbell P.C., including Managing Partner Lynn Bergeson, Director of Chemistry Dr. Richard Engler, and Senior Regulatory Consultant Kathleen Roberts. The workshop reviewed TSCA and covered current hot topics including Significant New Use Rules (SNURs), the high-priority chemical risk evaluations and industry fees, Chemical Data Reporting (CDR), and more.