United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Update

  • DateFebruary 27, 2019
  • Time1:00 PM EST
  • Duration1 hour
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About this Webinar

This webinar is designed to discuss the recently signed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and its potential impact on the trade community. Our experts will provide you with an update on the revised trade deal and will illustrate contrasts between NAFTA and the renegotiated agreement to prepare for the new requirements.

Covered in this webinar:

  • An overview of the USMCA
  • Timing involved for ratification and entry into force by the parties
  • Differences between USMCA and NAFTA
  • Rules of Origin distinctions
  • Areas of interest which may be impacted by these changes

Who Should Attend?

Importers and Non-Resident Importers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, including import compliance and management level positions from automotive, textile or apparel, and other industrial products.

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Our experts

Anthony Troia : Senior Consultant, Drawback

As a Senior Customs and Trade Advisor, Anthony is actively engaged in a wide variety of U.S. import and export compliance projects on behalf of Livingston International clients. He reviews their business models and practices to help determine areas of risk, while offering compliance, risk management, penalty mitigation, duty saving and supply-chain efficiency solutions.

Although serving in a consulting capacity with Livingston clients, Anthony’s background includes his experience as an attorney specializing in Customs and International Trade matters for over a decade and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of International Trade, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as well as the United States Supreme Court. He has additionally been a licensed U.S. customs broker since 1987 and is a former president of the Detroit Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association. He continues to remain active in various industry and trade associations as well as continuing to write and publish trade related articles.

Philip Sutter: Director, Strategic Analysis

Philip J. Sutter is the Livingston International Director of U.S. Regulatory Affairs, with responsibility for monitoring, researching, and interpreting the progress, potential impact, and dissemination of strategic and regulatory trade matters. His team acts as a valuable advisory resource on compliance matters for Livingston operations and its customers. His team is also responsible for liaisons with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and various governmental agencies and conducting various internal operational assessments and audits.

Phil specializes in advising internal and external parties on the NAFTA, USMCA, Section 232, Section 301, and other U.S. and international trade programs. His expertise covers the avoidance and recovery of duty, the mitigation of compliance exposure and risk, including analysis of classification, special trade programs, country of origin, and valuation.

Phil is a licensed US Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, and a graduate of Davenport University (BA, Accounting) and Walsh College (MSF, Finance). He is a member of American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) and participates on their Customs Policy and Trade Policy Committees as well as the Industry Leadership Council.

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