NEI Webinar

Best Practices for Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD)

Avalon specializes in the logistics industry – it’s all we do and it shows. We stay ahead of the curve on industry changes and the risks you face as a result. We're proud to participate in this webinar and communicate important and timely updates to you.

Please join us for this educational webinar on Best Practices for Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) where you'll hear directly from Alexander Amdur, the Director for AD/CVD Policy and Programs Division within the Office of International Trade (OT) at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Mr. Amdur will be available to answer any AD/CVD questions and provide guidance on a variety of AD/CVD topics including:

  • Using ACE to manage AD/CVD entries including Post Summary Corrections (PSCs)
  • Due Diligence for suppliers and supply chains involving exporter-specific rates
  • Managing the written scope of AD/CVD orders and estimation of AD/CVD duties due on imports

AD/CVD cases are on the rise with over 62 new petitions filed in 2015, the highest number in over 14 years. CBP has indicated that AD/CVD Enforcement is a top Priority Trade Issue (PTIs) and customs brokers are also being held to a higher standard for collecting data from importers when it comes to PTIs such as AD/CVD. Lisa Gelsomino from Avalon Risk Management and co-chair of the COAC Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee will help moderate the webinar and provide updates from the COAC AD/CVD Working Group, including new AD/CVD provisions under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.

Date & Time

May 17, 2016
1:00-2:30 PM ET



Reservation Deadline

May 16, 2015

Continuing Education

Certified Customs Specialist
This Seminar has been approved for 1.5 CCS Continuing Education credit.

About Your Presenters

Jaki Ferenz

Lisa Gelsomino - Avalon Risk Management, Elk Grove Village, IL
COAC Trade Co-Chair, Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection (TERC) Subcommittee

Lisa Gelsomino is the President/CEO and partner of Avalon Risk Management, a leading provider of customs bonds and other insurance solutions for the international trade and logistics industry. With over 25 years of experience, Lisa is active in the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (NCBFAA) and Pacific Coast Council (PCC). She is Co-Chair of the TSN Supply Chain Security Subcommittee and serves on the TSN eBond and Surety Account Subcommittees as well as the NCBFAA ISF Subcommittee. She is also on the Board and Secretary of the International Trade Surety Association (ITSA) and works closely with CBP through the Customs Surety Executive Committee (CSEC). As Co-Chair for the COAC TERC Subcommittee, Lisa also chairs the AD/CVD, Bond, and IPR Working Groups. She also participates in the COAC Trade Modernization, Global Supply Chain, and 1USG Subcommittees and underlying COAC Working Groups. Lisa is the licensed corporate insurance holder for Avalon nationwide. She holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) from Northern Illinois University.

Alexander Amdur - Director, AD/CVD Policy and Programs Division
Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection,Washington, DC

Alexander Amdur is the Director of CBP’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) Policy and Programs Division. The AD/CVD Division is responsible for CBP’s national AD/CVD enforcement policy, serves as CBP’s liaison to the Department of Commerce on AD/CVD issues, and is the subject matter expert within CBP for AD/CVD. He previously was the Chief of the AD/CVD Policy Branch, and also held other positions in CBP’s Office of Trade and Field Operations. Mr. Amdur has almost twenty years of experience working on international trade issues in the U.S. government. Prior to joining CBP in 2007, he worked with the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. As a Foreign Commercial Service Officer, Mr. Amdur coordinated international business development initiatives for U.S. companies, and provided counseling on foreign markets and international risk mitigation. In addition, at the Import Administration, Mr. Amdur led teams working on AD/CVD import investigations. During his tenure at the Import Administration, he served as a Brookings Fellow with the Trade Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. Mr. Amdur has a BA in International Relations from Tufts University, and a Masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.