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WEBINAR: Understanding US Product Safety Apparel Requirements and Risk-Based Targeting at the Border

October 17, 2012, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Hosted by:  the Canadian Apparel Federation

Sponsored by: Export Development Canada 

Presented by:  Crowell & Moring LLP 

Does your company find it challenging to identify the U.S. product safety and certification requirements for your apparel? Is your product safety compliance and testing program compliant? Are you prepared if your products are stopped by U.S. Customs at the border? This webinar will provide practical guidance on the U.S. product safety requirements for apparel makers and how to effectively address risk-based targeting by U.S. Customs.

Event description -- Importers of apparel face tough product safety regulation and enforcement in the U.S. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is increasingly focusing its enforcement efforts at the customs entry process using a risk-based approach to targeting shipments for auditing.  Companies are challenged to keep up and comply with the full range of product safety regulatory obligations that apply to their products and rapidly respond to issues with U.S. regulatory agencies when they arise. Please join attorneys from Crowell & Moring’s Product Risk Management and International Trade practices who will discuss these important issues. Our webinar will cover:

Topics will include:

- Product safety regulatory and certification requirements for adult and children’s apparel

- Interplay between federal and individual state requirements

- Elements of a reasonable testing & certification program

- Recent CPSC apparel enforcement actions and risk trends

- Risk-based targeting by U.S. Customs & Border Patrol and the Consumer Product Safety Commission

- How to handle border stoppages & what rights do you have with which agency

Our speakers are Bridget Calhoun, co-chair of the Product Risk Management practice and specializes in  "bet-the-company" government investigations and regulatory enforcement matters; Cheryl Falvey, Torts and Product Risk Management partner and formerly the general counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; & Jini Koh, International Trade associate specializing in import and market access matters.

Speaker bios:
http://www.crowell.com/professionals/bridget-calhoun
http://www.crowell.com/professionals/cheryl-falvey
http://www.crowell.com/professionals/jini-koh

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