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Peter A. Quinter, Chair of GrayRobinson's Customs and International Trade Law practice group, will be a speaker at the 8th annual national forum on Import Compliance & Enforcement hosted by the American Conference Institute.

Quinter will present, “NAFTA, CAFTA AND U.S. – KOREA FTA SUCCESS STORIES:  The Finer Points of Minimizing Duties, Fees, Taxes and Red Tape: First-Hand Insights on How to Leverage Key FTAs, and Prove Origin” with Heidi Bray, Customs Compliance Manager for Chrysler Group LLC

The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • How to assess opportunities under NAFTA, CAFTA and U.S. – Korea FTA: Updating your methodology for optimizing trade
  • Conducting origin determinations to qualify for duty-free treatment under FTAs
  • Identifying what is the required supporting documentation for duty preference claims
  • How to prevent common recordkeeping mistakes
  • Verifying the quality of your trade data
  • What to do when your foreign customer is being reviewed for FTA compliance, and you are approached for information
  • Lessons learned for determining and proving FTA origin: How to validate your documentation, and how to re-trace the entire production and purchase cycles
  • What to do if your manufacturer cannot establish origin
  • NAFTA, CAFTA, U.S.-Korea: How much due diligence is necessary
  • Working with your suppliers in Korea to achieve and maintain FTA compliance
  • How far to go in getting documentation from the importer/supplier to justify FTA eligibility
  • Working with Korean Customs officials
  • Establishing “life cycles” under U.S.-Korea FTA

Scheduled for June 11-12 2013,  the event is designed to maximize benchmarking on how to resolve the most complex, pressing import compliance issues affecting industry. Attendees will exchange best practices and lessons learned with the following industry experts: Chrysler; National Oilwell Varco; Hershey; Williams-Sonoma; Boeing; Schnitzer Steel; IBM; General Electric; Cisco;  U.S. Steel; and Tyco.

For more information on this conference, please click here


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