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The New MTB Process--And How to Obtain Tariff Reductions

Are you interested in getting duty savings for inputs not produced in the United States? For the first time in years, Congress has established a “Miscellaneous Tariff Bill,” or MTB, process, allowing companies to seek tariff reductions for certain inputs through petitions to the U.S. International Trade Commission. The Commission kicks off its MTB process on October 14th.  

Join David Spooner, Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP and USFIA’s Washington Trade Counsel, and Andrew Durant, Managing Director of Samuels International Associates, Inc. to learn about theMTB process and how you can file a request this year.

David Spooner uses his past experience as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chief Textile & Apparel Negotiator at USTR, and work on the U.S. House Agriculture and Rules Committees to assist clients with their advocacy efforts before both the Executive and Legislative branches of government.

Prior to cofounding Samuels with former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Mike Samuels, Andrew Durant worked on Capitol Hill. He has successfully worked on approximately 100 duty suspension provisions during his career, working with Capitol Hill, the USITC, and Commerce. He was involved in lobbying Congress on the new MTB legislation, and he can speak to the new opportunities and challenges that it poses for petitioners.

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