March 22nd Education Event
Penalties and Protests

How to Handle the Delicate Process

Presented by

Steven Baker and George Tuttle iii

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Penalties and Protests – How to Handle the Delicate Process

Penalties and Protests – How to Handle the Delicate Process


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Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Northern California
CBFANC March Education Event
Penalties and Protests
How to Handle the Delicate Process
Presented by
Steven Baker and George Tuttle iii
  • What happens if you become subject to a Customs Penalty?
  • What steps should you take to handle the situation?
The goal of the Customs Penalties Program is to ensure that penalties are effective in deterring noncompliance. This requires national direction and uniformity among the 326 ports of entry and 42 Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures field offices, as well as the use of appropriate compliance alternatives and a focus on violations involving Priority Trade Issues.
What is a Protest (CBP Form 19)?
Do you know that you can file a Protest to contest decisions by Customs concerning Classification, Country of Origin, FTA - Tariff Preference Issues and Valuation? When do you file a Protest and how do you complete it to ensure the best possible outcome?
Here are a few areas that will be covered during the seminar:  
  • What does the Penalty Notice mean to your business activities
  • How do you respond to the Penalty Notice
  • When should you seek outside assistance due to the Penalty Notice
  • Protest timelines and subject matter
  • Common mistakes in filing Protests
  • How do you file a Protest in ACE 
Date:     March 22, 2017
Time:                8:30-12:00
Location:        CitiGarden Hotel
245 South Airport Blvd,     
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Program Instructors:
Steven W. Baker, Attorney, Law Offices of Steven W. Baker. The Law Offices of Steven W. Baker specializes in the practice of Customs and International Trade law, representing clients before the US Customs and Border Protection (formerly the United States Customs Service) at ports of entry throughout the United States, before National Import Specialists in New York, and at Customs Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The firm also represents clients before courts and other Federal agencies regulating international trade.
George Tuttle, III, Attorney, Law Office of George R. Tuttle.   George Tuttle III, Esq., is an attorney with the law firm of George R. Tuttle in San Francisco.  He has been in practice for over 30 years.  His practice emphasis is on Customs and international trade regulation.  He works with both small and large companies, as well as customs brokers and freight forwarders on import and export related matters.  Mr. Tuttle assists companies determine correct customs values, product classifications; duty preference eligibility; obtain rulings, contest adverse administrative determinations by Customs; facilitate compliance audits; develop effective compliance programs; and, resolve penalty, Liquidated Damage claims, seizure, and enforcement cases.

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