Speaker:  Peter Quinter

Topic:  Getting Back to Basics – CBP Ruling Requests and FMC Licensing

Peter Quinter, Chair, U.S. Customs and International Trade Law Group at the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. will discuss how to submit a Ruling Request to CBP. He will also discuss legal obligations of a company to keep its FMC license.  Real and recent examples of both CBP Rulings and FMC decisions cancelling an NVOCC license will be shared with the attendees. 

Mr. Quinter is a member of AIFBA, a frequent lecturer on import, export, and logistics compliance. With 30 years in the business of helping customs broker and freight forwarders, including the first 5 as an attorney for U.S. Customs in Miami, Mr. Quinter has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of Federal law enforcement by CBP, FDA, TSA, FMC, DOT, HSI, EPA, BIS, DDTC, OFAC, FAA, and TTB. Mr. Quinter has filed more Petitions with the Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures Offices of CBP than any other attorney in the United States, has challenged CBP in litigation in the U.S. Court of International Trade, has obtained numerous Tariff Classification, Country of Origin Marking, and Valuation Rulings from CBP, submitted dozens of prior disclosures to CBP, submitted dozens of voluntary self-disclosures to BIS, OFAC, and DDTC, and assisted in dozens of CBP audits of both importers and customs brokers. He has appeared live on CNBC, and been quoted in various media from Forbes magazine to Cuba Today.  He is listed among the top 500 influential business leaders by Florida Today in 2020 and is recognized as one of the premier U.S. Customs and International Trade lawyers in the United States by the Chambers USA legal directory.

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