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Important Tariffs and Import Fees Updates

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:40 pm EST

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $219.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $288.00


Gain an in-depth understanding of the tariff system and its impact on importers.

Many companies import various products without understanding what duties are or why they are imposed. This topic will provide an understanding of the tariff system of the United States and the various additional tariffs currently effecting goods from many countries, particularly those originating in China.

All importers are required to act with reasonable care with respect to the importation of their products and may not assume that any agents they use for customs clearance will protect them from penalties if they fail to abide by the rules and regulations governing importation of products into the United States. This information will provide a basic understanding of the tariff system and its impact on importers.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to describe the basic tariff system of the United States and various additional tariffs imposed for particular purposes.
  • You will be able to discuss the tariff system of protecting U.S. industry against various threats.
  • You will be able to explain why the tariff system is used internationally and the rationale for the current trade war with China.
  • You will be able to identify the impact of the current additional tariffs upon your business and what you may be able to do to adapt to them.
This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues:

Harmonized Tariff System

• Section 201 Safeguards
• Section 232 National Security Investigations and Tariffs
• Enforcement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Retaliation by the U.S., Allies and Trading Partners

• Latest Developments
• Steps to Adapt and Thrive in These Interesting Times

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CLE
  • CPE
  • ISM
  • AIPB

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.


Peggy Chaplin Louie, Miller Proctor Law PLLC

  • Senior attorney with Miller Proctor Law PLLC
  • Over thirty years in practice counseling clients on import, export and international transportation regulatory issues, she has often been before the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Census Bureau, the International Trade Administration and the Federal Maritime Commission
  • Counsels clients on best business practices to minimize duties and taxes and avoid penalties by complying with federal regulations
  • On import matters, she advises clients on classification, valuation, marking, country of origin and preference program matters administered by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection; she has extensive experience working with clients on internal audits, prior disclosures and ruling requests
  • On shipping issues, she represents clients before the Federal Maritime Commission; she prepares and files license applications for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries and represents clients before the Commission in administrative actions
  • Before practicing law, she worked for many years as a customs broker and ocean freight forwarder
  • Holds a current customs brokers license and is a member of the U.S. roster of eligible candidates appointed by the U.S. Trade Representative to review agency determinations on antidumping and countervailing duty matters under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreements, and she has been a panelist on several important Chapter 19 cases
  • Has served as a mediator and an arbitrator on cases involving commercial and shipping issues
  • J.D. degree, University of Maryland School of Law; LL.M degree in international commercial law, Georgetown University Law Center; B.S. degree, Johns Hopkins University

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