What's the Origin?

June 27, 2014

Borders continue to blur as advances in technology and business make it easier for countries to collaborate. Learn the laws related to determining a country of origin for products sold in the United States by signing up for a D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Program course on July 21.

The program, “Where Was It Made? Legal Analysis of ‘Country of Origin’ for Government Procurement, International Trade, and General Commerce,” will examine country of origin laws as they relate to government procurement, international trade, and general commerce.

Faculty speakers Myron P. Barlow of Barlow & Company, LLC; Don Luther of 19CFR Trade Consulting, LLC; and Kimberly C. Welch of Meridian Law Group will focus on customs origin and marking requirements for imported goods, origin requirements under Free Trade Agreements, Buy America Act/Trade Agreements Act compliance for sales to the government, “Made in USA” claims and the Federal Trade Commission, and marking requirements for special classes of goods.

The course also will explore prospective origin rulings, litigation, qui tam actions, government investigations, enforcement, and penalties, as well as review current hot topics, including the impact of U.S. design and software as a component of country of origin.

The program takes place from 6 to 8:15 p.m. and is cosponsored by the D.C. Bar Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section; Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section; Government Contracts and Litigation Section; and International Law Section.

It will be held at the D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street NW, first floor. For more information, contact the Continuing Legal Education Program at 202-626-3488 or visit us online.

Register now.