Trade & Tariff Survival Guide Webinar



Download the PDF of the presentation here.

On September 10th, the FACC was pleased to host an informative webinar on trade & tariffs, in coordination with member Michael Cone, Partner at FisherBroyles. The French-American Chamber of Commerce is a valuable resource for companies who are ready to establish their business in the United States and established companies who are seeking to grow their existing footprint. In the sectors of consumer goods, technology, B2B manufacturing, today's globalized world means that fluctuations in tariffs can have an important and lasting impact on your business' bottom line. If you were unable to attend the webinar, consult the presentation above or download the slides. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, connect with Michael via the FACC Member Directory.


Presented by: 

Michael T. Cone, Customs, International Trade, and Regulatory Compliance Attorney, Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP

Mr. Cone practices in the areas of administrative, customs, and international trade law.  He counsels clients on a broad array of regulatory compliance issues falling under the jurisdiction of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal agencies whose regulations apply to merchandise in international trade.  He represents companies in importer-initiated actions seeking customs duty recoveries, as well as government-initiated actions where he defends companies against claims for customs duties and administrative penalties.  He also represents clients in general commercial litigation before state and federal courts when disputes arise from international transactions.

In the tariff arena, Mr. Cone helps companies save on customs duties and other government fees through readily available strategies such as tariff engineering, classification reviews, administrative protests, sourcing from regions that have a preferential trade agreement with the U.S., Foreign Trade Zone utilization, duty drawback programs, first-sale planning, buying agency agreements, and other planning techniques.  He also assists clients with tariff matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce involving countervailing and antidumping duties, as well as special tariff measures such as those enacted by the Trump Administration.