Date: 29 February 2024
Time: 3:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Worldwide: Looking Ahead in 2024: Supply Chain Developments, Vulnerabilities, and Opportunities

This webinar will discuss the supply chain, its vulnerabilities and the increasing importance for companies to have visibility into their supply chains not only for compliance and legal considerations, but for reputational risks as well. The topics covered below are appliable for companies manufacturing, importing, and exporting around the world, with a focus on imports into the U.S.

Specific topics to be covered will include:

  • The ongoing US-China trade war and its impact on supply chains;
  • ESG, including the push for transparency with regards to sustainability and worker rights;
  • Enforcement trends regarding the importation of goods made with forced labor;
  • Duty mitigation strategies;
  • Nearshoring: Legal perspectives on Mexico and the US;
  • An overview of the maze of U.S. Federal and State regulations covering imported goods.
Laura Siegel Rabinowitz

Laura Siegel Rabinowitz counsels domestic and multinational businesses on complex supply chain issues and other complicated challenges associated with trade, advising on mitigation of duty exposure and compliance. Laura has deep experience handling international trade projects for multinational importers, exporters, manufacturers, retailers, customs brokers, and freight forwarders in industries such as renewable energy, steel, apparel, consumer products and industrial equipment among others.

Laura advises on supply chain strategies including the enforcement of forced-labor and the mitigation of tariffs on Chinese-made products, steel and aluminum. She helps clients navigate the maze of regulations, customs, and other government agency scrutiny, as well as the broad array of commercial and enforcement laws and policies administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including trade compliance and audit programs, and duty savings initiatives such as free trade agreements and the use of “first sale.” Laura’s practice also includes advising on the enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duties.

Laura’s depth of knowledge regarding global customs law extends to audits, marking, penalty defense, valuation, tariff classification, entry procedures, and antiterrorism initiatives. She advises on other import requirements administered by federal agencies including the Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Environmental Protection Agency, and requirements involving the health and safety of imported goods.

Prior to entering private practice, Laura served as an attorney with U.S. Customs’ Office of the Assistant Chief Counsel, representing Customs in litigation in the Court of International Trade. 

Gabriel Lozano

Gabriel Lozano focuses his practice on general corporate and securities matters, including international mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, commercial loans and securities offerings. He is experienced in cross-border litigation, representing foreign plaintiffs in contract disputes and suits filed in the United States. Gabriel has served as a transactional attorney advising clients in connection with domestic as well as cross-border transactions.

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