Past USFIA Webinars

Anyone who pays attention to the news knows there’s a lot of uncertainty on the global stage. Even traditionally friendly trading partners are implementing new tariffs and flirting with trade wars. And there are countless other potential natural disasters we can’t anticipate. 

As the international retail community becomes more complicated and the risk factors more numerous, retailers need to guard against fluctuations in landed costs by developing what-if costing on their product innovation and supply chain platforms. In this webinar hosted by USFIA Innovation Partner Bamboo Rose, you’ll learn how to:

  • Make more strategic business decisions 
  • Simulate unpredictable situations to lower risk 
  • Improve margins by collaborating with your supplier base 

Slide Deck: https://usfashionindustry.com/presentations/20180726-USFIA-Bamboo-Rose-Trade-Wars.pdf 

Bamboo Rose's What-If Costing White Paper: https://www.bamboorose.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/BR_Whitepaper_What-if-costing.pdf 

Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/944252181588083458

USFIA President Julie Hughes, USFIA Washington Counsel David Spooner, and Christine Berghofer and Tom Kukanza of USFIA's Premier Partner PwC discussed the impact of the  tariffs on the industry, the potential for more retaliatory tariffs on imports from China, and strategies for companies to respond to the tariffs. 

Slide Deck: http://www.usfashionindustry.com/presentations/2018-07-24-USFIA-PwC-ChinaTariffStrategy.pdf 

Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3264747283247353091

You’ve invested in your sourcing, your factory compliance, and your design. Now, make sure the finished product survives the long journey across the ocean in perfect condition, free of mold and moisture damage.

Michael Hanrahan, SVP of Super Dry International Americas, provides his best practices in how to prevent damage and protect your fashion products while they are traveling in ocean containers from the factory floor to the retail floor.

In this webinar, you’ll receive a general overview of ocean container challenges and solutions, the ocean container as catalyst for problems, types of remedial products available in the market, and examples of cost/benefit of various mitigation approaches by a variety of vendors.

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In a more unpredictable customs and international trade environment, a critical business advantage would be the ability to quickly react to different scenarios whichever way it comes. To do so, businesses would need to stay attuned of new developments and be well prepared in advance for different possible outcome.

In this webinar, subject matter experts from USFIA Premier Partner PwC share an update on customs and trade reform and measures that have been implemented in China, as well as the outlook for the key changes, risks, and opportunities in the field of customs and international trade so you may plan ahead for swift reaction to different situations. They  also discuss the latest development regarding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

This webinar covers:

  • China Customs Enterprise Creditability Ranking
  • China Customs advance ruling
  • China Customs clearance integration reforms 
  • China tariff reduction and interim duty rate 
  • Recent China customs audit focused areas
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership

Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8110554511199264258

For the customs community, 2018 has already been an unpredictable year, to say the least. Mary Jo Muoio, Senior Vice President of Trade Services at GEODIS, USFIA's Customs Broker Partner, provides an update on the key issues from "ACE" to "Z" for the year ahead--and what the GEODIS broker community predicts will be important to watch in 2018 and beyond.

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