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07.15.20 Webinar - Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) Compliance for Brokers and Importers

15 Jul 2020
10:00am - 11:30am PDT
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Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) Compliance for Brokers and Importers

Approved for 1.5 CCS/MCS/CES/MES credit


Antidumping duty and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) compliance is a Priority Trade Issue for CBP. Importers are often hit with unexpected retroactive assessments, and in some cases penalties, for errors in clearing AD/CVD merchandise. False Claims Act cases and Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigations have been initiated by whistleblowers for alleged AD/CVD evasion.  This webinar will explain the AD/CVD process in simple terms that will allow importers, shippers, and brokers to effectively communicate as well as address common compliance concerns surrounding the processing of AD/CVD entries for both the customs brokers processing the entries, and their importer clients.  Topics include provisional measure caps, critical circumstances, scope determinations, country of origin, separate rate status and others.  The webinar will also address issues of greatest concern to CBP.

Erik D. Smithweiss
Partner | Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Program:  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to send in questions to the speaker on the topics under discussion and they will be answered upon completion of the webinar. Instructions necessary to participate, as well as the call-in number for the webinar, will be included in your registration confirmation. You will need to complete the instructions prior to joining the webinar.

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Erik Smithweiss is a partner resident in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Smithweiss represents clients on issues before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Commerce, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Food & Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission and other agencies that regulate the international trade in goods. His practice involves import restrictions, rules of origin, preferential trade agreements, marking and labeling, valuation, tariff classification, antidumping and countervailing duty compliance, trademark and copyright protection, Fish & Wildlife restrictions, and similar matters. Mr. Smithweiss also assists clients with matters pending before customs administrations in other countries and at the World Customs Organization in Brussels.

Mr. Smithweiss’ practice includes export controls and sanction programs administered by various agencies. Mr. Smithweiss represents clients in all areas of customs import/export procedure and administration, such as audits, investigations, penalties, forfeiture proceedings, compliance programs, administrative rulings and litigation.

Mr. Smithweiss is one of several trial attorneys in the firm and appears regularly in matters before the U.S. Court of International Trade, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and federal district courts.

Mr. Smithweiss is an instructor of the customs broker licensing exam preparation course and several other classes conducted by the Foreign Trade Association of Southern California.

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15 Jul 2020
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