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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Imports: How Companies Can Effectively Move Goods In a Changing Environment

April 15, 2020 • Webinar

Starts: 11:00 AM (EDT)
Ends: 12:00 PM (EDT)

During these difficult times global businesses must streamline and protect their supply chain operations, manage new sourcing, navigate border issues, keep abreast of rapidly changing regulations, and deal with contract disputes. Importers and other businesses in the supply chain who take key steps now may mitigate potential losses while ensuring compliant and efficient supply chains. Topics to be discussed include:

  • How have recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staffing and operational changes impacted importers? 
  • Update on CBP’s COVID-19 response and enforcement trends.  
  • Impact of foreign, federal, state and local orders on the supply chain and addressing remote working challenges.  
  • Force Majeure provisions -- handling common contract disputes between importers, suppliers, carriers, and other parties.  
  • Importing Personal Protective Equipment and other goods essential for the COVID-19 response.  
  • How can importers reduce tariffs and obtain duty refunds – Section 301 tariff exclusions, Foreign Trade Zones and duty drawback.  
Join Crowell & Morning attorneys for a discussion of best practices for global businesses to manage supply chains and cross border transactions during the COVID Pandemic. 

Contact: Crowell & Moring Events (events@crowellevents.com)

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
John B. Brew
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2720
Email: jbrew@crowell.com
Frances P. Hadfield
Counsel – New York
Phone: +1 212.803.4040
Email: fhadfield@crowell.com
Aaron Marx
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2751
Email: amarx@crowell.com
Maria Vanikiotis
Associate – New York
Phone: +1 212.803.4063
Email: mvanikiotis@crowell.com
Brian McGrath
Associate – New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4222
Email: bmcgrath@crowell.com