Topics covered: New Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum, 301 Investigation, 201 Trade Action, NAFTA, GSP, MTB
Thursday, May 3 2018
June 20-21, 2018
This special event for factory executives and footwear company professionals in Asia will cover the shifting sourcing landscape, innovations and automation taking place in factories, and compliance and quality control best practices driving factory improvements.
New York, New York
July 23-24, 2018
This summit will help sourcing and supply chain execs, directors and professionals understand shifts to footwear production from experts and industry leaders. This year will focus on factory automation and innovations changing the footwear development and production process.
This is a one-day event where attendees hit the road to discover and uncover the many unique and innovative locations in the Portland shoe scene. We will load up a tour bus to see U.S. factories in action and tour several headquarters to get insights into our dynamic industry. Along the way, attendees will receive key briefings and updates on supply chain, sourcing, customs and trade issues, and get best practices on how to adapt.
Long Beach, CA
October 21-24, 2018
The largest and longest running footwear conference in the USA. This event includes 3 days of in-depth discussion on supply chains from ports and service providers, trade and import compliance, and a full day on customs classification issues and sample classifications. If you import shoes, you cannot afford to miss this event.
Agenda – 2018 Customs Working Group Meeting
Trade Presentation – Matt Priest and Thomas Crockett, FDRA
Customs Presentation – John Pellegrini, McGuire Woods
Navigating Footwear Customs in an E-Com World – Kerry Rasmussen, Farrow
Global Trade and Tax Trends – Irina Vaysfeld, KPMG
FDRA has various working groups focused on specific issues and segments like footwear product safety, innovation, factory compliance, and sourcing. This working group is focused on global footwear trade issues including import rules and restrictions, customs issues and classifications, legislation and trade agreements.
This working group will be THE conduit for footwear industry collaboration and information sharing on global footwear trade and customs.
To be the footwear industry’s cooperative platform to speak on behalf of the industry related to footwear trade, import and customs issues, as well as shape policy initiatives to help reduce barriers to footwear trade globally.
To drive thought leadership and enact policy actions to help lower footwear trade barriers and costs, increase the speed and efficiency of global footwear supply chains from factory to consumer.
Specifically, this group will:
The group accomplishes its mission through: