Please join us for our February 21st Fashion and Retail Customs and Trade Roundtable webinar hosted by Special Counsel Laura Rabinowitz. This session will cover:

Import Compliance and Avoiding False Claims Act Settlements

The U.S. Department of Justice in recent years has targeted a number of garment wholesalers for undervaluing, or working with partners who undervalued, customs duties on the fabric they imported. The end result of these cases is typically a costly settlement of claims under the False Claims Act and admissions of wrongdoing. Learn how to protect yourself against such an investigation and the best practices for dealing with the DOJ if one arises.

Presented by Jaimie Nawaday, Partner in Kelley Drye's White Collar, Investigations and Compliance Practice

Sanctions Risks for the Fashion & Retail Industry

Retailers, luxury brands, and fashion suppliers face unique sanctions compliance risks that can damage brands and result in serious penalties.  Learn what your company should be doing to comply with OFAC regulations and to prevent illegal transactions with sanctioned countries and blacklisted parties.

Presented by Robert Slack, Senior Associate in Kelley Drye's Export Control and Sanctions Compliance Practice 

About The Roundtable

The Fashion and Retail Customs and Trade Roundtable was formed to provide our clients and friends with the information they need to negotiate the labyrinth of customs and trade regulations as they apply to the fashion and retail industries. Members include textile and apparel brands, retailers, importers and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally.

Our goal is to help companies compete successfully in global markets. To that end, the Roundtable has the following objectives for its members:

  • Provide immediate access to the latest information
  • Learn how to mitigate customs and trade risks
  • Share best practices
  • Benefit from peer collaboration
  • Enhance compliance
  • Reduce costs

To register for the webinar, please click here.