INVITATION & REGISTRATION
STEEL IDENTIFICATION, CLASSIFICATION AND
TRADE LAW SEMINAR – TAMPA, FL
U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION,
OTHER U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
and CUSTOMHOUSE BROKERS
U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
Presented and Sponsored by the
UNITED STATES DOMESTIC STEEL INDUSTRY
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports (CPTI)
Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA)
Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)
Wire Rod Producers Coalition
Steel Grating Coalition
Long Products Producers Coalition
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Port Tampa Bay - Main Board Room
1101 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
This program is structured for Customhouse Broker personnel handling imported steel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials and other U.S. Government officials interested in steel enforcement. The seminar is FREE, and it is not geographically restricted, so attendance from locations outside the general Tampa region is encouraged. All costs for the seminar itself are covered by the steel industry. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meal expenses.
DISCLAIMER: This information has been prepared for your convenience by the American steel industry. This material is intended to provide guidance. Recognizing that many complicated factors are involved in trade matters, an importer may wish to obtain a binding ruling under 19 CFR Part 177. Reliance solely on this information may not be considered reasonable care. Importers are referred to Treasury Decision 97-96, which was published in the Federal Register of December 4, 1997, and in the Customs Bulletin of December 17, 1997, for in-depth information on the concept of reasonable care.
The seminar, presented by technical, commercial and legal experts representing the steel industry, aims to increase the knowledge of steel importations by CBP and other USG officials and members of the Customhouse broker community. Brokers, Government and the steel industry all benefit when personnel involved in the steel import process are more knowledgeable of steel and the specific laws, rules and regulations that apply to steel imports. The partnership between CBP and the steel industry and the seminar program have been continuous since the mid-1960s, with hundreds of CBP, other USG and Broker officials participating annually. The seminar is continuously revised and updated. You should attend even if you have been to past seminars. In recognition of the significant problem of fraud, circumvention and evasion, there is additional material on this subject, as well as expanded information on current issues.
The CLASSROOM SEMINAR PROGRAM consists of four parts --
• a) Market, industry & trade law perspective, including
o Introductory Overview, Market Perspective,
o Principals of Classification,
o Basics of U.S. Trade Law, and
o Dept of Commerce Customs Liaison Unit
• b) Technical topics, including
o Standards, Specifications, Metallurgy, and Mill Test Certificates
• c) Carbon and alloy steel mill products, including presentations for each major category (Flat Rolled Products, Tubular Products, Long Products) on
o Legal, and
o Commercial Issues.
• d) Stainless steel mill products, covering all product forms, with separate presentations on
o Classification and Technical, and
o Legal and Commercial.
A copy of the preliminary agenda is attached. The presenters will concentrate on issues of importance to CBP, HSI and the Broker community, such as product identification, HTS classification, antidumping and countervailing duty laws including product coverage and exclusions, world economic and steel industry events impacting steel trade, and specific enforcement issues, particularly fraud, circumvention and evasion.
Please note that the classroom portion of the seminar is presented over two days and there is no repetition. You must attend all sessions to experience all the topics. Each attendee will be provided with a comprehensive manual containing all presentations and reference materials.
You are required to register to attend the seminar. It’s easy, and it’s FREE. Complete the following form, and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax the form to the attention of Richard F. DiDonna at (202) 719-7049 (email is preferred). Register early to assure yourself a place – space is limited. We need an accurate count of attendees to prepare and ship appropriate seminar materials in a timely manner. Registrants will be provided with additional details by email as we approach the seminar dates.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER