Tuesday, January 25, 2011
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Co-sponsored by USA-ITA, FDRA, and AISA

Free for USA-ITA, AISA, and FDRA members
$50 for non-members

Register Online

The ITC has recommended modifications to HTS Chapter 64 which will effectively limit the use of textile materials on outsoles.  These changes are expected to go into effect by July 1, 2011, so make plans to attend this webinar and equip yourself with the latest information. Learn about the implications of these changes and the potential impact on the duties your company will face.



John Pellegrini
McGuireWoods LLP
USA-ITA Customs Counsel

Matt Priest

Matt Priest
Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA)

About John Pellegrini

Mr. Pellegrini's practice is concentrated on the regulatory and commercial aspects of international trade. He represents clients with respect to government regulation of the import-export trade, duty planning, admissibility requirements, litigation in the U.S. Court of International Trade, representation before the various federal agencies which regulate trade in the United States, and the commercial aspects of international trade.

His clients include multinationals, general merchandise retailers, importers, exporters, domestic and foreign manufacturers, commission agents, trade associations (United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel and the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America), and international marketing companies.

About Matt Priest

Matt Priest joined FDRA as President in February 2009.  Prior to his arrival at FDRA, Priest served as Senior Advisor to Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  As deputy assistant secretary he oversaw programs and strategies to improve the domestic and international competitiveness of the U.S. footwear, fiber, textiles, and apparel industries.  Priest was also Chairman of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), which determines when market-disrupting factors exist in the domestic fiber, textiles and apparel marketplace.

FDRA is the premier footwear trade association accounting for approximately 80% of all footwear sales in the U.S.  It represents the industry's leading retailers, brands and buying agents and provides services that include lobbying and advocacy for industry causes, educational programs and timely trade publications.