The Revised Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Under the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016: Revitalizing U.S. Companies
In May 2016, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 ("Act") was passed into law to reform the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process. The Act launches a new process by which companies are allowed to request temporary tariff reductions or suspensions on imported goods. A request would be approved if there’s no opposition from a US producer or member of the Congress and the total estimated revenue loss per reduction/suspension was estimated at less than $500,000. The Act will shift much of the tariff suspension and reduction responsibilities to the International Trade Commission (ITC).
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand all the important issues and legal insights of the Revised Miscellaneous Tariff Bill under the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. Speakers will provide an in-depth analysis of the recent developments, its implications and most of the critical issues surrounding this significant topic.
Key topics include:
- The Revised Miscellaneous Tariff Bill ("MTB") Process
- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016
- Tariff Duties on Imported Products
- Risks and Legal Challenges
- Recent Developments
- Implications of the Reformed MTB Process
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- WTO Members & the Harmonized Tariff Schedule
- Traditional method of suspending/reducing U.S. import duties
- The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016
- Administrative deadlines
- Requirements for securing Duty Suspension or Reduction
- Contents of Duty Suspension/Reduction Petitions 19 C.F.R. 220.5
- Electronic petition Filing via MTBPS
- COMPARISON: AMCA of 2016 - vs. - Traditional MTB System
Who Should Attend:
- Manufacturing Companies Executives
- Import Compliance Managers
- Multinational Companies
- Private and Public Companies
John Peterson has practiced international trade and Customs law since 1977, and has enjoyed every minute of it. His practice embraces all phases of trade law, from counseling and import planning, to representation of clients before government agencies, and litigation in United States and foreign courts. Each new engagement allows him to learn about different industries, products, technologies and people. Whether the practice of law takes him to a high rise office tower in Asia, a factory on a Caribbean Island, or the control room of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, he relishes the opportunity to help clients solve problems and improve their operation.
John regularly represents foreign and domestic clients before United States Customs and Border Protection, the United States International Trade Commission, the United States Department of Commerce, the Foreign Trade Zones Board the Office of United States Trade Representative, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Departments of State and Treasury. He also assists clients with issues arising before foreign Customs authorities and international organizations, including the World Trade Organization and the World Customs Organization. He has litigated hundreds of cases before United States courts, especially the United States Court of International Trade and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has also argued cases in the courts of several foreign countries.
John has extensive experience in antidumping and countervailing duty matters, export controls and protection of intellectual property rights in international trade. He has served as a United States Panelist under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement, has written scholarly articles published in the United States and abroad, and is a frequent speaker on customs and trade topics.
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About Neville Peterson LLP
Neville Peterson LLP is a law firm concentrating in international and domestic trade regulation matters. For more than 25 years, the firm has provided legal counsel and representation to foreign and domestic corporations and industries, governments, Customhouse brokers, freight forwarders, carriers and individuals in the areas of international trade, Customs law, export controls, intellectual property, antitrust, shipping, product safety, and related Federal regulatory disciplines.
The firm’s practice spans administrative representation, litigation and counseling before United States and foreign agencies, courts and international organizations.