Consumers enjoy many fashion products that are produced globally and imported into the United States. Lawyers representing fashion brands have a unique understanding of how difficult it can be to get products safely to the U.S. and consumer-ready. A slight variation from the rules of law or country cultures and the product will be denied entry. Other deviations may be fixable but come at a great cost. Before consummating the next transaction, attorneys should be aware of CITES, labeling rules and tariffs. In addition, if there is no careful preparation for the shipment’s arrival, any financial loss incurred may not be readily passed on to the consumer. Moreover, depending on a company’s sale cycle, the window of financial opportunity may be lost if things go awry and/or a shipment is delayed.
I. Recognize the initial considerations for a company wishing to import fashion to the US
II. Know which countries are the most challenging to accept goods from
III. Comprehend CITES and the importance thereof
IV. Understand proper labeling
Program Attorney: Sigalle Barness
Rania V. Sedhom, Managing Partner of the firm, is an attorney who provides practical and efficient solutions to complex problems. Rania has extraordinary interpersonal skills that allow her to forge win-win relationships across diverse organizations and cross-functional stakeholders. She is also a skilled legal and business commentator with appearances on national print and TV media, including L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, Forbes, Inc., Business Week, and CNN Money.
Rania is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit. Rania attended Syracuse University College of Law, where she was Editor of The Labor Lawyer and The Digest and served as Vice-Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Prior to law school, Rania attended Columbia University where she majored in political science.
Rotimi Akinyemiju serves as the Chief Operating Officer at BaubleBar. In this role, he is responsible for human resources, facilities, customer experience, global supply-chain management, including international and domestic logistics, packaging supplies, and Information Technology. He is also a Board Adviser at Topshelf. Before joining Baublebar, Rotimi was the Chief Operating Officer at Moda Operandi, where he held overall responsibility for global supply chain, warehousing, logistics, HR, facilities, and accounting functions. Previously, Dr. Akinyemiju was a Head of the US Operations at Net-A-Porter.Com, the UK based online luxury retailer, where he worked from October 2005 to January 2012. Prior to this, Dr. Akinyemiju was a Distribution Manager with Net-A-Porter.Com at their London Distribution Center, between 2005 and 2007.
Rotimi has been in the luxury industry for over a decade and has a complete understanding of the online luxury market. Dr. Akinyemiju also specializes in global supply chain and logistics issues associated with global ecommerce space. He previously worked with Sheffield Insulations as a Logistics Manager and prior to that worked with Tibbett & Britten as a Warehouse Operations Controller in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Akinyemiju holds a Bachelors degree in Management of Logistics from Anglia Ruskin University, UK, a Masters degree in Purchasing and Supply-Chain Management from London Metropolitan Business School, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Argosy University Business School, Chicago.
The presenters Rania and Rotimi were excellent. I enjoyed listening to them. I learned much.
The two presenters do a great job of having an informative conversational style!
Very useful information.
Very informative and provided information not generally known.
Great combination of presenters and very helpful weaving of simple yet memorable examples and the regulations and their impact on pricing/cost of doing business.
It was very informative.
I was surprised at content; and, want to watch this one again.
Fascinating and entertaining subject matter.
Although it is advertised as applying to the fashion industry, it goes far beyond that as it applies to all imports and exports. This would be a good lesson to play in an economics class. Excellent presentation
Excellent program and speakers - I took away a couple of practical pointers
I was pleasantly surprised as to how relevant this topic is in today's world. The speakers were excellent and interacted well together. Great seminar!
Could have even been longer on this topic. So much information in this area
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