2020 Footwear Tariff & Customs Digital Conference

Thursday, November 12, 2020  |  1:00 – 4:00 pm EST

We encourage all footwear professionals to attend a special one-day FDRA Customs event, normally held as part of FTDC. At the event, we will cover the Vietnam Special 301 investigation, tariff policy, footwear classification, and other key customs issues. The event features an off-the-record conversation with the footwear National Import Specialist. REGISTER NOW


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

Thomas Crockett
Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs

Aliya Grosfeld
Laboratory Director
Tariff Solutions LLC

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

Dan LeBlanc
Global Trade & Customs Manager

Quinn O’Rourke
Director of Compliance & Logistics
LaCrosse Footwear

John Pellegrini
Customs Attorney

Carmen Perez
Branch Chief
CTPAT Trade Compliance Section

Nicole Porpiglia
Senior Manager, Trade & Customs

Matt Priest
President & CEO

Kerry Rasmussen
Manager, Major Accounts

Bryant Van Buskirk
Director, Los Angeles CTPAT Field Office


Your Hosts:

1:00 pm — Global Regulatory Landscape Review

1:15 pm — Doing More with Less — How Your Customs Broker Can Help

1:30 pm — Q&A with Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Officials

  • Eric Batt, Director, Apparel Footwear Textile Center for Excellence & Expertise (CEE)
  • Bryant Van Buskirk, Director, Los Angeles CTPAT Field Office Cargo & Conveyance Security Office of Field Operations
  • Carmen Perez, Branch Chief, CTPAT Trade Compliance Section

2:00 pm — Footwear Customs 101 – A comprehensive review

3:00 pm — Interactive Virtual Sample Review

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

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