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

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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

Part 2  $299 *$549

* 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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