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ARTHUR BODEK TO SERVE AS PANELIST AT THE U.S. FASHION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION’S WEST COAST SEMINAR IN SAN FRANCISCO (FEBRUARY 1, 2018)

Arthur W. Bodek will serve as a panelist at the “USFIA Fashion Forward: San Francisco” program on February 1, 2018, at the Levi Strauss & Co. campus.

PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2018 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM LIVE IN LOS ANGELES

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a course in preparation for the April 2018 Customs Broker License Exam. The 10 week exam preparation course is taught by Erik Smithweiss of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, a partner resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office. The course starts on Monday, February 5, 2018. This course is highly successful for those planning to take the broker’s exam and also provides an excellent overview of customs law and compliance for importers not intending to take the broker’s exam.

CHANGES TO THE RECONCILIATION PROGRAM SET FOR JANUARY 2017

Significant changes to the Reconciliation Entry Program are scheduled to soon take effect. Included among these changes are the elimination of blanket entry flagging, a simplification of the application process and changes to the reconciliation transmission procedures. It is imperative that importers and their customs brokers utilizing the reconciliation program understand the impact of these changes in advance of their implementation.