The NCBFAA Educational Institute invites all global logistics professionals to its Fifth Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G.TEC). This two-day event in beautiful New Orleans, LA will give customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments and connect with colleagues new and old.

2019 G.TEC will be held at the historic Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA. It is a beautiful venue in the French Quarter within a short distance to many restaurants and shops.

Tuttle Law’s George R. Tuttle, III will be speaking at G.TEC.


George Tuttle will speak on the topic of “Informed Compliance” and “Reasonable Care,” and how these concepts, both good and bad, can impact your company, either as a broker or importer. Under the Customs Modernization or “Mod” Act of 1993, the concepts of “Informed Compliance” and “Reasonable Care” were introduced to the trade community. Under these twin concepts, an importer is responsible for using reasonable care to enter, classify and determine the proper value of imported merchandise, and to provide any other information necessary for CBP to properly assess duties and release the goods. If an importer exercises reasonable care when making entry, it is a defense against a negligence claim even if CBP disagrees with the importer’s position. So, what can importers and brokers do demonstrate “reasonable care”? 

Join us for a look at how these twin concepts have been applied and interpreted by CBP and the Courts over the past 20 years, and how “Informed Compliance” can lead to “enforced compliance” for the unprepared, and possibly win one of two $ 250 gift cards!

Further information about George.

For information on pricing and to register for the conference, go the NCBFAA website pages on the conference.

G.TEC is worth 10 CCS/CES continuing education credits.