Monday, October 8, 2007

October 11, 2007 Event: Trade Crisis in the Seafood Industry: Importer Beware

Location: Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB), Seattle, WA or via Internet
Time: 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
Speaker(s): GSB attorneys Bernel Goldberg, Eldon Greenberg, William Perry, Charles Routh and David Smith; and Jerry Malmo, Assistant Port Director for Trade Operations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

In response to seafood safety concerns, the FDA has in recent months placed broad restrictions on imports of Chinese seafood, which are enforced by the U. S. Customs Service. In addition, seafood importers have faced increased liability from antidumping cases and now countervailing duty cases against seafood imports from China, Vietnam and even Norway.

This new reality of increased scrutiny from the U.S. Customs Service in food safety and trade has created great challenges for U.S. importers, including potential fraud problems, as they struggle to strike a balance between complying with the new restrictive standards and staying in business. About 18% of U.S. seafood imports come from China.

Please join Garvey Schubert Barer attorneys and our guest speaker for this half-day interactive program that provides strategies, legal advice and practical tips to effectively navigate these challenges in food safety, trade and customs areas while staying compliant.

For a list of topics, driving directions, and to view the agenda in full, click here to access the GSB website.

Who should attend: Chief Financial Officers, Controllers, Senior Managers, Customs Agents, Corporate Counsel, and employees of seafood import companies.

Where: If you are in the Seattle area, please join us in our office located at 1191 Second Ave., 18th Floor. If you are outside the Seattle area you may join us over the Internet from the comfort of your office.

Cost: Complimentary. Continental breakfast will be served.

Parking: Complimentary parking is available at the Second & Seneca Building, with validation provided at the event. The parking garage entrance is on Seneca between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Sign up: This event is invitation only, however if you wish to express interest in attending, please contact or (888) 768-5939 x1591. If you attend via the Internet, we will e-mail you the login and toll-free number in advance of the webinar. If attending in person, please note our building meets ADA standards; however we invite you to advise us of any special needs when you express interest in attending.

2.75 General CLE credits in Washington. CLE credit in other jurisdictions may be available through individual application.