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Evaluation of Country of Origin for Safeguard and AD / CVD Tariff Purposes
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am CDT

Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

to present a webinar on:

Evaluation of Country of Origin

for Safeguard and AD / CVD Tariff Purposes

Thursday, April 22nd

10:00 a.m. CST


Topics Covered:

  • Statutory Basis for COO Determinations
  • Key Factors in COO Analysis
  • Review of COO Rulings and Case Law
  • Recommendations

It appears that the Section 301 tariffs primarily affecting imported merchandise from China are not going away any time soon, and the impact of AD / CVD continues to present significant challenges for sourcing professionals. Against this somewhat volatile backdrop the webinar will review the rules pertaining to Country of Origin to assist in evaluating potential sourcing strategies designed to reduce or eliminate the impacts related to the Section 301 and AD/ CVD, and review the key factors considered in a COO analysis for both Section 301 and AD / CVD purposes. The webinar will also share some examples, as well as actual Customs and Agency rulings for additional guidance.

Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

Paul has nearly 30 years of experience in International Trade law. He specializes in customs and import regulatory issues, export controls and licensing, legal audits, supply chain security initiatives and establishing and managing comprehensive regulatory compliance programs.

Prior to joining Braumiller Law Group, Paul held the position of Senior Counsel, International Trade for a global Fortune 500 vehicular components manufacturer. In that capacity, he was accountable for all aspects of import and export trade compliance. His recent practice has involved assisting clients in the aviation, polymer and chemical, material handling, electronics, oil and gas, solar cell, toy and recreational equipment and vehicular components industries.

Paul also has special expertise in the areas of HTS classification, anti-dumping and countervailing duties, customs valuation, customs seizures, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, ACS Reconciliation, C-TPAT, Customs and FTC marking and ISA certification requirements. In addition, he also has considerable experience with EAR, ITAR, OFAC, and anti-boycott compliance.

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Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series III, on the topic of Incoterms 
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CDT

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Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series III

Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

to present: Incoterms

May 18th, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

The NCBFAA Educational Institute in cooperation with the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce, invite you to attend a webinar on Incoterms. Learn the most current Incoterms for 2021 and how to best use them for your shipment. This webinar is for the advanced exporter. 


NCBFAA and the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce are working closely together to offer this webinar. It will be hosted on the GoToWebinar platform. 


Bonnie Kersch, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, has worked in the compliance world for many years, specializing in the chemical sector. She has experience in almost every aspect of compliance including Classification, Free Trade Agreements, Export Licenses, Broker Management, Denied Parties Screening, Country of Origin Determination, Deemed Exports, Incoterm Determination, Internal Audits of Import Files, Duty Drawback, Transfer Pricing Reconciliation, Valuation, Return Order Imports, Record Retention, and more.


Bonnie has extensive teaching experience and has developed and presented training on numerous Trade Compliance topics throughout her career.



Registration: NCBFAA (1 CCS/CES Credit) Cost: $25


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact NEI Director Cecilia Ferrara