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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!


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

1:45 pm
Q&A and Discussion on Duty Reduction Tools

2:00 pm
Key Updates from Port of Long Beach
Cesar Sanchez, Business Development Manager, Port of Long Beach

2:15 pm
Key Updates from Port of LA
Chris Chase, Business Development Manager, Port of Los Angeles

2:30 pm
Q&A and Discussion on Port Challenges, Ocean Shipping, Improvements, etc.

2:45 pm

3:00 pm
Supply Chain Innovations to Deliver Goods to Consumers Faster

Robert Counce, Vice President, IMC

3:15 pm
Supply Chain Compliance Challenges in the Footwear and Material Sector 
Dr. Andrew Hudson, Managing Director, Eurofins

3:30 pm
Q&A and Discussion on Delivering Products to Consumers 

3:45 pm
Solutions for Controlling the Inbound Flow of Samples
Phil Marlowe, President, Chief Logistician, Acuitive Solutions

4:00 pm
Logistics and Supply Chain Update
Nick Nelson, President & CEO, CTW Logistics

4:15 pm
Q&A on Logistics and Supply Chain Issues

4:30 pm
Wrap-Up & Adjournment



Kerry Rasmussen
Manager, Major Accounts


Cesar Sanchez
Business Development Manager
Port of Long Beach


Chris Chase
Business Development Manager
Port of Los Angeles


Robert Counce
Vice President


Dr. Andrew Hudson
Managing Director


Phil Marlowe
President, Chief Logistician
Acuitive Solutions


Nick Nelson
President & CEO
CTW Logistics


Thomas Crockett
Vice President, Government Affairs


Matt Priest
President & CEO

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