Biopharma & Chemical Tariff Classification Seminars & Import Compliance Parts 1 & 2
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/20/2018 to 10/16/2018
When: September 20th and October 16th, 2018
8:45am: Registration
Where: Hampton Inn Conference Center
319 Speen St
Natick, Massachusetts 
United States
Contact: Karen Pim
508-481-0424


Online registration is available until: 10/12/2018
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 AGENDA

 

September 20th: Part 1 - Chemical Classification (101) and Discussion with Customs 

on Hand-Carried Shipments

 

 

9:30 am:  Opening Remarks: Luiz da Costa, Associate Director, Global Import-Export & Trade Compliance, Takeda Pharmaceutical International, Ltd., CONECT Vice President

 

 

9:40 am - 10:15 am: Hand-Carried Shipments - Message from Customs on Procedures by CBP Agricultural Specialist Sean Smith on how to hand-carry shipments of bio-pharma samples - requirements, risks and proper import clearance.

 

 

*10:15 am - 4:30 pm: Chemical Classification Seminar - With exercises to reinforce concepts.

Seminar Instructor and Speaker: Andrea Abraham, Customs and International Trade Law, Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury, CONECT Director

 

 

The program will include basic guidance and hands-on practice on classifying chemical materials in the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Chapters 28, 29 and drugs in Chapter 30, Mixtures, classifying drugs and placebos including classification of compound libraries. Other topics include:

  •   Overview of General Rules of Interpretation and application to chemical chapters
  •   Definitions of chemistry terms necessary for classification
  •   Chemical and Pharmaceutical Appendices

 

*(Please note: Breaks and lunch will be served at appropriate times during the seminar)

 

 Attendees are encouraged to FORWARD IN ADVANCE and/or BRING examples for hands-on exercises

 

October 16th: Part 2 - Fundamentals of FDA Import Clearance Process, Advanced Chemical Classification and Discussion with Customs on Hand-Carried Shipments

 

9:30am:  Opening Remarks: Luiz da Costa, Associate Director, Global Import-Export & Trade Compliance, Takeda Pharmaceutical International, Ltd., CONECT Vice President

 

 

9:35 am - 10:00 am: Hand-Carried Shipments - Message from Customs on Procedures by CBP Agricultural Chief, Elliot Ortiz on how to hand-carry shipments of bio-pharma samples - requirements, risks and proper import clearance.

 

 

10:00 am - 11:00 am: CBP: Pharmaceuticals, Health and Chemicals Center of Excellence and Expertise: Update and Enforcement Initiatives Speaker: Marco Afonso, Supervisory Import Specialist, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals Center

 

Updates on:

  • Centers of Excellence and Expertise
  • Account Management

Trade Enforcement:

  • Overview of Current CBP Trade Enforcement Initiatives
  • Free Trade Agreement 101

 

11:00 am - 11:15 am: Break

 

 

11:15 am - 12:45 pm: FDA Import Process Speaker: Troy R. Petrillo, Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, OGROP/ORA/OEIO, Division of Northeast Imports

  • Drug Commodity Data Elements Required During the Import Entry Process
  • Examine the Current Systems Utilized to Report the Required Data in ACE and Predict

 

12.45 pm - 1:25 pm: Lunch in Nantucket Room

 

 

*1:25 pm - 4:25 pm:  Seminar Instructor and Speaker: Andrea Abraham, Customs and International Trade Law, Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury, CONECT Director.  Advanced chemical classification training will build on the concepts presented in the full day basic training. It will include discussions involving heterocyclic compounds and complex compounds. Group will work through classification examples.

 

 

4:25 pm: Closing Remarks: Luiz da Costa

 

 

*(Please note: There will be an afternoon break at an appropriate time during the seminar)

 

Attendees are encouraged to FORWARD IN ADVANCE and/or BRING examples for hands-on exercises

 

 

 

 

Registration Fees include Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks 

 

 CONECT Members

Non-Members
Part 1  $199  *$449
Part 2  $299 *$549
Best Package Deal: Part 1 & Part 2 $399 *$649

* Includes Individual Annual Membership

 

 This events has been approved by NCBFAA for 6.5 CCS credits per day 

 Please ensure you enter you CCS number when you register.

 

 

 


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