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U.S. Country of Origin and Marking – Mastering the Rules and Avoiding Costly Mistakes

Articles that are imported into the United States are required by law to be marked to reflect their countries of origin. The failure to properly mark and declare the correct country of origin to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can lead to a host of extremely unpleasant consequences for U.S. importers—detentions, seizures, demands for redelivery, liquidated damages, loss of preferential duty benefits, marking duties, civil and criminal penalties, etc. U.S. importers are required to exercise “reasonable care” over their import operations, which means that they are expected to implement sound processes for ensuring that accurate information is declared to CBP and all other import and other U.S. government agency formalities are fully satisfied—including the country of origin and marking of their merchandise.

This webinar is intended to give executives, trade compliance managers, and personnel in purchasing, marketing, and logistics functions a thorough understanding of the U.S. rules of origin and marking requirements that apply to their products. International trade attorney Melissa Proctor (Miller Proctor Law PLLC) will provide an in-depth discussion of the applicable rules that every importer is expected to master as well as real-world examples focusing on:

  • The non-preferential and preferential rules of origin,
  • The rules of origin applied to sets, kits, and special classes of merchandise,
  • The rules of origin in the context of antidumping and countervailing duty cases,
  • Acceptable methods of marking imported goods and their containers,
  • Exemptions from the marking rules,
  • Avoiding trouble when using “Made in the USA” markings,
  • Taking corrective action when origin and marking errors occur, and
  • Proven best practices for compliance with the rules of origin and marking requirements.

The webinar will provide PowerPoint slides and include live video and commentary from Melissa Proctor who has been advising companies for over 25 years on the full range of issues involving the customs laws and regulations, export controls, embargoes and economic sanctions compliance, anti-corruption/anti-bribery compliance, and other government agency requirements relating to the cross-border movement of goods, information, and services.

Webinar participants are invited to submit questions during the webinar; the final 30 minutes of the webinar will be allotted to answering attendees’ questions. Each registrant will receive a copy of the presentation, certificate of completion, and access to the webinar recording. Register even if you cannot attend; we will send you access to the webinar recording along with a copy of the presentation!

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Webinar Details

Date & Time

August 21, 2019
1:00 PM EDT


1 hour 30 minutes
Comprised of 1 hour of commentary and 30 minute Q&A session



1 Participant: $195.00
2-5 Participants: $146.25 each
(25% discount for all participants)
6 or more Participants: $97.50 each
(50% discount for all participants)

ECoP® EAR or ITAR Renewal Credits


Event #: Pending

CES: 1.5

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