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The Basics: U.S. Forced Labor

  • DateJune 14, 2023
  • Time1:00 PM EDT
  • Duration1 hour
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About this Webinar

Starting with an overview of Customs and Border Protections (CBP) regulations covering Forced, Child and Indentured Labor as it applies to importations into the United States, our trade experts will provide you with insights into regulatory obligations for transparency within the supply chain, penalties if your business is not compliant, and how to prepare for and implement a successful compliance program.

This webinar will cover:

  • What affected businesses should know about recent legislation on Forced Labor enforcement
  •  The impact of regulations on the importer’s business and your supply chain
  • Requirements specific to the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act
  • The importance of best practices and managing a compliance program
  • Additional resources for review

Who Should Attend?

Companies that import goods into the United States, particularly imports from regions such as Southeast Asia.


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Our experts

Joe Walters: Senior Consultant, Global Trade Management, Consulting

As a Senior Consultant, Joe Walter is responsible for the oversight of both U.S. import and export projects. Joe reviews his clients’ business models and practices to assist in determining areas of risk, while also offering solutions for compliance, penalty mitigation and risk management.

Joe is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, with over 35 years of experience in international trade. His expertise includes the development and implementation of import compliance programs, supply chain security assessments, penalty petitions, protests and administrative refunds, prior disclosures, binding rulings, FTA qualifications, origin determinations, Customs valuation, import classification, import trade remedies (Anti-dumping/Countervailing Duty), FDA product coding and food labeling requirements, and other government agency import requirements.

Before joining Livingston, with the acquisition of PBB Global Logistics (PBB) in 2006, Joe held several management positions within PBB including Regional Manager for brokerage operations (North Eastern U.S. and Maritime Provinces) and Corporate Manager for process improvement.

Lynn Brumley : Senior Consultant, Global Trade Consulting

As Senior Consultant in Livingston’s Consulting Group, Lynn Brumley is responsible for sales support and new business acquisition. He is also accountable for trade compliance projects such as Section 301 Exclusion reviews, import audits and FTA eligibility audits.

Lynn joined Livingston in August 2020 and brings 30 years of experience in the areas of Incoterm Rules, global supply chain-related Trade Compliance, HTS classification methodology, FTA Rules of Origin and global origin marking rules.

Lynn is a Licensed Customs Broker and a member of the International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) and the Pacific Northwest Importer’s Anonymous Association (PNWIA) for whom he undertook external speaking engagements.

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