P.A.E.I. and Tuttle Law
A “Hot Topics” Webinar Program Update on China Section 301 Litigation: History in the Making or a Big Bust?
October 22, 2020
It is not often that we have a front row seat to history-making litigation, but the current legal challenge first filed in the United States Court of International Trade (“USCIT”) on September 10, 2020, by HMTX Industries LLC and its subsidiaries Halstead New England and Metroflor Corporation promises to be one of these cases. The case contests the legality of President Trump’s Section 301 duty assessments against China imports under Tranches 3 and 4A, which were imposed on imports beginning September 24, 2018. Quickly following thereafter, an additional 3,400 plus cases have been filed with the Court with perhaps more to come. Not since the 1998 case of United States v. United States Shoe Company and its challenge to the Harbor Maintenance Fee on exports have we seen a trade case that may reach the U.S. Supreme Court. At stake are literally billions of dollars in collected Section 301 tariffs.
What our webinar will cover:
This will be a highly informative program regardless of whether your company has already filed a Section 1581(i) case or not. You’ll learn important and interesting facts about contesting government actions in court, the legal theory behind the Section301 litigation, and how the court might manage large scale litigation such as this.
Our webinar will be presented by presented by attorney George R. Tuttle III, who has practiced before the CIT since 1983, and was involved in the refunding of HMF following the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. Shoe. This webinar will provide importers with an understating of the legal issues and the potential requirements for obtaining refunds of section 301 duties on List 3 and 4A items and provide you with an opportunity to ask questions regarding these procedures.
Location: Your Computer!
Speaker: George R. Tuttle, III, attorney with Tuttle Law. He has been in practice for over 30 years, specializing in Customs and international trade regulation. He works with both small and large companies, as well as customs brokers and freight forwarders on import and export related matters. Mr. Tuttle assists companies determine correct product classifications and Customs values, duty preference eligibility, obtain rulings, contest adverse administrative determinations by Customs, facilitate compliance audits, develop effective compliance programs, and resolve penalty, Liquidated Damage claims, seizure, and enforcement cases.
Registration: FREE for P.A.E.I. members/$40 for non-members. Credit or debit card payments only.
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This event is eligible for 1.5 CCS Credits. If you would like credit, please provide your CCS ID at the time of registration.