The U.S.-China Trade War: Country of Origin, Substantial Transformation, and Risk Mitigation
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide counsel on the evolving situation in the U.S.-China tariff war. The panel will discuss the tariffs currently in place and the challenges facing U.S. companies. The panel will discuss exclusion requests as well as other strategies, including lowering the value of imported goods and duty rates or sourcing materials/products from other countries, all in a manner consistent with U.S. law and best practices.
- Tariffs on Chinese imports
- Country of origin issues
- Proper country of origin analysis
- Special rules of origin under free trade agreements
- Substantial transformation
- Strategies for mitigating risk
- Exclusion from tariffs
- Decreasing value of imported goods
- Sourcing materials from other countries
- Retaliation by China and impact on U.S. companies
The panel will review these and other relevant issues:
- What does the trade war mean for U.S. importers?
- What challenges do country of origin issues present?
- What are some strategies to mitigate the impact of the Section 301 duties?
Eric C. Emerson
Steptoe & Johnson
Mr. Emerson, Chair of the firm’s International Trade and Investment Group, represents companies across various... | Read More
Mr. Emerson, Chair of the firm’s International Trade and Investment Group, represents companies across various industries on all aspects of antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. courts. He also assists clients with international trade policy issues involving market access and the negotiation and implementation of free trade agreements. A significant focus of Mr. Emerson’s practice involves assisting clients doing business in or with China. He spent five years managing the firm’s Beijing office, and through that experience, as well as his service as GC to AmCham China, Mr. Emerson developed a deep understanding of the issues affecting multinational companies with China activities. In addition, he is regularly sought out to assist with AD/CVD investigations involving China, customs entry procedures, and pre-merger review under Chinese antimonopoly law.Close
Richard A. Mojica
Miller & Chevalier
Mr. Mojica counsels U.S. and international companies on how to minimize the cost of importing merchandise into the U.S.... | Read More
Mr. Mojica counsels U.S. and international companies on how to minimize the cost of importing merchandise into the U.S. through strategic customs planning and duty-savings programs. Companies also turn to Mr. Mojica for counseling on matters including customs audits and investigations, penalty proceedings, voluntary disclosures, anti-dumping/countervailing duty enforcement, trade-focused M&A due diligence, and compliance assessments. He has also represented clients in litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade. Mr. Mojica has a successful track record of helping companies develop and implement customs compliance programs covering topics such as tariff classification, valuation, free trade agreements, and country of origin marking. Mr. Mojica previously served as an attorney with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Regulations and Rulings.Close