Don Luther, Esq. served with the U.S. Customs Service (now known as Customs and Border Protection) from 1992 to 2000, as an Import Specialist and then Program Manager, providing nationwide technical and policy guidance to agency personnel and the trade community. He earned a law degree from George Washington University in 2000. Don worked in the International Trade section of a large law firm from 2000-2003, and started a consulting group in 2003. 19CFR Trade Consulting, LLC is a full service international trade consulting firm, working directly with importers and exporters, as well as in a subcontract capacity with law firms.
CLE Credits earned: 2 GEN
The North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) has been a hot topic of late. This class will provide a brief history and overview of what NAFTA is and how it works. The course will include detailed practical examples of how goods produced in the United States, Mexico, or Canada can be eligible for duty free entry into the other two countries. This will include analysis of the NAFTA rules of origin that include “Tariff Shift” analysis and Regional Value Content. Documentation requirements and Customs enforcement will also be discussed.
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Whether using NAFTA is always a good idea
• Common mistakes made by importers and exporters
• Comparison of NAFTA to other trade agreements
Date / Time: August 14, 2018
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Central
• 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
• 9:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific
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• Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
• On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
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Section I. NAFTA Overview
Section II. NAFTA Rules of Origin
Section III. Example NAFTA Qualifications
Section IV. NAFTA Certificate of Origin
Section V. NAFTA Verifications