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2023 Footwear Tariff & Customs Digital Conference

Footwear Tariff & Customs Digital Conference
Thursday, June 15, 2023
1:00 – 4:00 pm ET

At this digital event, we will cover tariff policy, footwear classification, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), updates from U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), and other key customs issues. We will also hold a live sample review where we will classify new samples and help train professionals on new duty rulings.

This conference is a MUST ATTEND EVENT FOR ANY COMPANY IMPORTING SHOES INTO THE US. Attendees will get clarity around tariffs and customs issues and could save themselves a large duty bill at a time when cutting costs is key.

Some of the key topics covered to help companies:

  • Tariff Reengineering Techniques
  • Emerging Classification Issues
  • New Classification Rulings
  • 301 Tariff and Trade Updates (MTB, GSP, Exclusion Process, etc.)
  • Action from CBP
  • A look at trade policy in 2023 and beyond


1:00 pm — Quarterly Update from U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

  • Eric BattDirector, Apparel, Footwear and Textile Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

1:30 pm — West Coast Port Update

1:45 pm — Forced Labor and Traceability

  • Marissa Brock, Director of Government Affairs & Policy, Sourcemap

2:00 — Key Customs Updates

2:30 pm — Interactive Virtual Sample Review

  • Stacey Kalkines, National Import Specialist, Footwear, U.S. Customs
  • John Pellegrini, Customs Specialist, FDRA
  • Aliya Grosfeld, Laboratory Director, Tariff Solutions LLC

4:00 pm — Discussion, Wrap-Up and Adjournment


Eric Batt
Director, Apparel Footwear Textile
Center for Excellence & Expertise (CEE)

Dr. Noel Hacegaba
Deputy Executive Director
Port of Long Beach

Marissa Brock
Director of Government Affairs & Policy

Phil Marlowe
President / Chief Logistician

Nicole Porpiglia
Senior Manager, Trade & Customs

Stacey Kalkines
National Import Specialist, Footwear
U.S. Customs


John Pellegrini
Customs Specialist

Aliya Grosfeld
Laboratory Director
Tariff Solutions LLC

Thomas Crockett
Vice President, Government Affairs

Matt Priest
President & CEO