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How Will the Forced Labor Tariff Act Impact your Company's Imports?

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • TVH Parts, 16355 S. Lone Elm Rd, Olathe KS 66062


  • Members of the District Export Council may use this registration to receive $10 off of the Nonmember price.
  • If Corporate or NonProfit/Academic members are registering more than one person from their organization for this event, they may register these persons as "Guests" at the same time they are entering their registration.
  • Non-members may register other non-members for this event as "Guests" at the same time they are entering their own event registration.

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Customs implements Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1307) through issuance of Withhold Release Orders (WRO) and findings to prevent merchandise produced in whole or in part in a foreign country using forced labor from being imported into the United States. So what has changed that will impact imports after June 21, 2022? Please join us for a discussion on the implications of the new federal law, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. The changes in the Tariff Act which impact a wide range of industries, which could include your supply chain. In this on-site event we will also discuss:

  • What has changed in the Tariff Act
  • Customs Enforcement
  • The current list of Customs withhold release orders (WRO)
  • What is required to release your shipment

Featured Speaker:


Lesa Brownell has been working in compliance for 15 years and has more than 29 years of international business experience working in various industries. She is recognized for her skills in risk management, investigative reporting, and development of policies implemented to comply with laws and regulations.

Lesa is currently the Compliance Manager for TVH Parts where she provides oversight and manages the changing regulatory environment. Directs the review of state and federal regulatory compliance requirements to include analysis of business impact/operational risk assessment for enacted laws/regulations and recommended company compliance actions to ensure regulatory compliance.

Breakfast: Join us for a light breakfast and in-person networking.

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