Regulatory Workshops

NACD Regulatory Workshop: International Trade for Chemical Distributors 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CDT)
*Breakfast to be served 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Ensure your company is meeting all its international trade regulatory requirements by attending the NACD Regulatory Workshop: International Trade for Chemical Distributors on October 30th in Kansas City, Missouri presented by international trade attorney Deborah Stern. Sessions in the workshop will cover HTS classification, filing entries with Customs & Border Protection, duty reduction programs, and current trade issues including the Section 301 China tariffs. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Make sure your company is compliant with import and export regulations by sending a representative to this valuable training session.

Who Should Attend?

  • Regulatory Compliance and Trade Compliance Professionals
  • Supply Chain Specialists
  • CEOs/owners interested in learning how their company can become more involved in international trade


Speaker information

Deborah Stern is a Member in the Import and Export Practice Group of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Miami office. Ms. Stern advises domestic and multinational clients on both U.S. and foreign customs compliance and other trade matters. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Stern spent five years with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Washington, D.C., where she authored nationally binding interpretive rulings and agency determinations on tariff classification, NAFTA eligibility and country of origin marking; assisted in litigation matters before the Court of International Trade; and coordinated with other regulatory agencies on customs and trade policy issues.



Hotel & Travel

Kansas City Airport Marriott

775 Brasilia Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64153

NACD Room Rates:
Rates Available from October 29, 2018 - October 31, 2018

  • Single/Double: $129.00

To reserve a room, book online or please call (800) 228-9290. Please be sure to note you are attending the NACD Regulatory Workshop to receive the discounted group rate.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 15, 2018



To register online, click here. To print out a hard-copy registration form, click on the link below. 

Download the Registration Form

Please scan and email completed hard-copy forms to or fax to (703) 527-7747.



*Session topics are still under determination and may be modified.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
8:00-8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration

8:30-8:45 AM

Introductions and Workshop Objectives

8:45-9:15 AM

Trade Compliance Basics

9:15-9:45 AM

HTS Classifications

9:45-10:00 AM


10:00 -11:00 AM

Customs Declarations

- Entry Basics, Customs Brokers and Oversight, Using the ACE Importer’s Portal
- PGA Overview (EPA’s TSCA, FDA’s FSMA, DEA Form 486)

11:00-11:15 AM


11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Trade Remedies: ADD/CVD, China 301 Tariffs, Steel & Aluminum 232 Tariffs 

12:15-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-1:30 PM

Reduce Your Duties: FTAs, GSP, MTB, First Sale Valuation  

1:30-2:00 PM

Other Trade Regulatory Programs: Export Controls, C-TPAT

2:00-2:45 PM

Common Pitfalls & Best Practices

- Common Mistakes and Costs
- SOPs, Compliance Reviews, and Line Reviews

2:45-3:00 PM

Final Questions/Closing Remarks

3:00 PM