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International Trade & Supply Chain Cost Savings: What’s Here, What’s Not and What’s on the Horizon

March 3, 2016
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join Husch Blackwell, MIQ Logistics and the International Trade Council of Greater Kansas
City for an afternoon seminar focused on issues in U.S. international trade policy. This seminar will offer practical knowledge and insight into free trade agreements and legislation affecting the import and export of goods for U.S. companies, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Generalized System of Preferences and the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill.


  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: 
    • How TPP will affect sourcing and provide costs savings
    • Next steps on the road to implementation
    • When we might see benefits 
    • Examples of how to qualify for TPP duty-free status
    • Expected Customs enforcement
    • How to ensure compliance
  • The Generalized System of Preferences:  It’s back! 
    • How to qualify for GSP duty savings
    • Expected new products
    • Recordkeeping
    • Avoiding common pitfalls    
  • The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill:  Will it ever return?  And if so – 
    • What is expected to be covered
    • How to apply for MTB duty-free status 

We will conclude with a networking reception on the 10th floor of the Plaza Colonnade building, 4801 Main Street.

Date and Time
Thursday, March 3, 2016
1:30 p.m. – Registration 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. – Seminar
5:00 p.m. – Networking reception

Kansas City Library, Plaza Branch
Truman Forum Auditorium
4801 Main Street, Lower Level
Kansas City, MO 64112

Paul Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, Global Trade Management, MIQ Logistics
Robert Stang, Partner, International Trade & Supply Chain Practice, Husch Blackwell

Who Should Attend
Business owners, supply chain professionals, compliance personnel, in-house counsel and others responsible for planning and managing the import and export of goods.

Continuing Education Credits
This program is pending approval for Missouri and Kansas continuing legal education credit.

Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.


Robert D. Stang