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2022 Trade, Logistics, and Customs Meeting – PORTLAND

Trade, Logistics, and Customs Meeting—PORTLAND

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm PST
KEEN HQ – 515 NW 13th Ave. Portland, OR

Join us at this key event where footwear leaders and experts share critical updates covering footwear trade initiatives, customs concepts, tariff relief, duty savings tools, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), supply chain challenges, port issues, and much more. You do not want to miss this meeting!


All sessions include time for Q&A at end for discussion and questions around these topics.

1:00 pm PST
2022 Footwear Trade Priority Review: Tariff Relief, Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), SEC Climate-Related Disclosure Rules, Midterm Election Preview, and more!
Matt Priest, President & CEO, FDRA
Thomas Crockett, Vice President, Government Affairs, FDRA

1:30 pm
Key Duty Reduction Tools in 2022
Kerry Rasmussen, Manager of Major Accounts, Farrow

2:00 pm
Ensuring Compliance in a Difficult Trade Environment
Thomson Reuters (speaker TBA)

2:30 pm
Port Update: Contract Renewals, Shipping Challenges, Port Improvements
Cesar Sanchez, Business Development Manager, Port of Long Beach

3:00 pm
Supply Chain Innovations to Deliver Goods to Consumers Faster
IMC Companies (speaker TBA)

3:30 pm
Textile and Leather Testing: Product Safety Challenges in Footwear Supply Chains
Eurofins (speaker TBA)

4:00 pm
General Group Discussion on Challenges

4:30 pm
Wrap-Up & Adjournment


Speaker updates coming soon


Kerry Rasmussen
Manager, Major Accounts


Thomson Reuters
speaker TBA


Cesar Sanchez
Business Development Manager
Port of Long Beach


IMC Companies
speaker TBA


speaker TBA


Thomas Crockett
Vice President, Government Affairs


Matt Priest
President & CEO

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