Events » Sessions 1 & 2: A TWO DAY USMCA EVENT

This registration is for BOTH sessions of the USMCA Seminar on Thursday, February 27th and Friday, February 28th. Register here for both days, a $100 discount is reflected in the price. 

If you would only like to register for only one session, please click on the session below to be taken to the proper registration page:

SESSION ONE: WHAT USMCA MEANS FOR BUSINESS - FEBRUARY 27, 2020 | 8:00 AM - NOON
SESSION TWO: USMCA IMPACT ON THE AUTO INDUSTRY - FEBRUARY 28, 2020 | 8:00 AM - NOON

Session Descriptions:

SESSION 1: WHAT USMCA MEANS FOR BUSINESS - FEBRUARY 27, 2020 | 8:00 AM - NOON

The new United States, Mexico, Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which took effect in 1994. The new agreement includes many updated provisions and clauses. Learn the basics of the new USMCA and how it will affect your company.

Topics covered:

  • How to certify products and create a new free-form certification of origin
  • USMCA Product-Specific Rules of Origin
  • USMCA – new industry & sector special rules

 

SESSION 2: USMCA IMPACT ON THE AUTO INDUSTRY - FEBRUARY 28, 2020 | 8:00 AM - NOON

The USMCA greatly impacts the automotive industry. Increases in regional value content requirements and the addition of labor content requirements are all important changes for the automotive industry. Join us for this session to learn specifically how to implement the new free trade agreement and the new compliance procedures required.

We Welcome Guest Speaker: 

Paul Vandevert, Principal of OCHIM Trade Law PLC

Paul has been delivering innovative international trade legal solutions to cross-border business around the world for more than 30 years. Paul’s primary objective is to provide clients with compliant, cost-effective advice and direction that conforms to the needs of an ordinary business. In the course of his career, Paul has provided strategic advice on structuring transactions and organizing business operations to keep duty costs to the legal minimum, while maximizing operational efficiency. Paul has extensive experience in trade and Customs controversy management, including penalty cases, investigations, audits, and responses to questionnaires and requests for information in jurisdictions throughout the world.

For more than 23 years, Paul worked as an in-house international trade and Customs counsel at Ford Motor Company, Delphi Automotive Systems, and General Motors. In those positions, he honed his ability to provide innovative and practical solutions that met the needs and objectives of the business, often achieving significant cost savings, while demonstrating full legal compliance to the authorities. Paul has been a work-partner to all areas of business: engineering, purchasing, marketing and sales, logistics, finance, and tax, anywhere in the world they are located. Paul’s in-house experience has made him an expert in delivering advice and direction to companies where the arcane and complex world of trade regulation is not a core competence.

 

Sponsored by:  OCHIM Trade Law

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Date/Time
Thursday, February 27, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Non-Member Price
$400.00

Member Price
$270.00