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

October 27, 2016
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Please join Husch Blackwell and MIQ Logistics for an afternoon seminar focused on issues in U.S. international trade policy and procedures. This seminar will offer practical knowledge and insight into legislation and related developments affecting the import and export of goods for U.S. companies.


  • Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB)
    • How MTB opens the door for cost savings
    • What will be covered
    • How to apply for MTB duty-free or reduced-duty status
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
    • How TPP would affect sourcing and provide cost savings
    • Likelihood of implementation, timing and next steps
    • Examples of how to qualify for TPP duty-free status
    • Expected customs enforcement
  • Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
    • Amendments to duty-free provisions for U.S. goods returned (Heading 9801)
    • Modifications to duty-free provisions for articles returned after being improved in condition abroad (Heading 9802)
    • Changes to the drawback statute
    • Changes to customs bond requirements
    • New enforcement provisions specific to intellectual property rights, as well as anti-dumping and countervailing duty evasion allegations

    Date and Time
    Thursday, October 27, 2016
    1:30 p.m. – Registration
    2:00 - 5:00 p.m. – Seminar
    5:00 p.m. – Networking reception

    Husch Blackwell
    555 East Wells Street
    Suite 1900
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    Paul Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, Global Trade Management, MIQ Logistics
    Robert Stang, Partner, International Trade & Supply Chain Practice, Husch Blackwell
    Jennifer Jin, Attorney, International Trade & Supply Chain Practice, Husch Blackwell
    Michael Holton, Attorney, 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 Credit
    This program is pending approval for Wisconsin continuing legal education credit.

    Contact Ashley Connell at 414.978.5351.


Robert D. Stang