Sunday, September 29, 2013

U.S. Customs Attorney Peter Quinter to Speak at ACI's 2nd U.S. Customs Compliance Bootcamp

GrayRobinson law firm Shareholder Peter Quinter will present at the  prestigious American Conference Institute's second U.S. Customs Compliance Bootcamp on November 19 - 20, 2013  at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington D.C.

Mr. Quinter will teach "How to Successfully Resolve U.S. Customs and Border Protection Penalties and Investigations".  Mr. Quinter will be joined by Alan Cohen, a senior attorney in the Penalties Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Quinter will also teach Free Trade Agreement Success Stories – How to Maximize Duty Savings Under Colombia, DR-CAFTA (Dominican Republic), and PTPA (Peru).  This seminar will provide an in-depth, practical course on how to comply with various free trade agreement requirements established by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

  • Learn the key requirements in claiming FTA programs (Colombia, DR-CAFTA, PTPA (Peru)), and avoid the most common mistakes importers make. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the primary Federal agency that U.S. importers interact with  when importing merchandise into the United States duty free. 
  • Learn to properly prepare, obtain, and submit to CBP the necessary Manufacturer's Affidavits and Certificates of Origin which document the origination of the foreign produced item.  
  • Learn to respond effectively to a CBP Form 28 (Request for Information) or a CBP Form 29 (Notice of Action). 




For more information on Customs compliance and various free trade agreements, please contact:
Chair, Customs and International Trade Law Group
Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A.
1221 Brickell Avenue, 16th Floor
Miami, Florida 33131
Direct: (305) 416-6960
Mobile (954) 270-1864
peter.quinter@gray-robinson.com

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Peter Quinter to Host Webinar on FDA Compliance

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, Shareholder Peter Quinter to host a  webniar with the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) titled FDA Compliance for Imported Food, Cosmetics and Dietary Supplements. The webinar will take place from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST.

FDA Compliance for Imported Food, Cosmetics and Dietary Supplements The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) works closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to monitor imports. Imported food, cosmetics and dietary supplements are subject to examination by FDA and CBP at the time of entry. This webinar will walk importers through the standard FDA inspection, detention, notice of action, release and refusal process. Introductory presentation into labeling red flags which can lead to misbranding issues and compliance tips with lab testing to avoid adulteration issues and prolonged FDA detentions. This presentation will also discuss the necessary elements for submitting a request for removal from an FDA import alert list.


For more information on FDA compliance for imported food, cosmetics and dietary supplements, please contact:

Chair, Customs and International Trade Law Group
Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A.
1221 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1600
Miami, Florida 33131

Direct: 305-416-6960