Winning the War for your Changing International Supply Chain
Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration have pursued an aggressive trade policy, with a heavy reliance on punitive and retaliatory tariffs, especially in trade disputes with China and the European Union. In response to this worldwide phenomenon, there has been a radical change in the international supply chain of seafood. U.S. seafood importers are trying to avoid paying extra tariffs on Chinese products, so are sourcing from other countries. Leading companies are now doing what is called a "substantial transformation" so their products sourced from China enter the United States without the from second countries like Thailand or Vietnam before arriving in the United States. In this webinar, led by Peter Quinter, the chair of the U.S. Customs and International Trade Law Group for Miami, Florida-based GrayRobinson, P.A., attendees will learn the basics of tariff classification of seafood, country of origin marking of seafood, the assessment of antidumping and countervailing duties on imported seafood products. Quinter will also cover the impacts on the seafood industry of Trump's trade war with China, how to do a "substantial transformation" of seafood to avoid extra tariffs, submitting a ruling request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and what to do if U.S. Customs or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detains or seizes merchandise or assesses a monetary penalty for illegally transshipping it with the false country of origin.
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