6th Annual Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Classification Seminar

Wednesday, December 5 2012
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Genzyme Center, Kendall Sq., Cambridge, MA

The Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) hosts a “Biotech, Pharmaceuticals/Chemicals, and Medical Devices Tariff Classification Seminar” featuring expert speakers from US Customs, FDA, USDA,  and a Customs attorney specialist  from Meeks & Sheppard, et al.

Visit the event website for detailed agenda & registration information.

Event Highlights:

Resources for Classification and Import Compliance, Inspection and Release Issues

Opening Remarks: Kevin Weeks, US Customs & Border Protection’s Director Field Operations, Boston Field Office


  • Pam Jorgensen, CBP Boston Senior Import Specialists (Team 124 – Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norman Burger, CBP Boston Senior Import Specialists (Team 121 – Medical Devices)
  • Daniel Laliberte, CBP Agriculture Specialist
  • Thomas Naughton, CBP Officer

Center of Excellence and Expertise-CEE for Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Industries
Presented by: Leon Hayward, Assistant Director, Trade & Cargo Security, Director, Pharmaceuticals Center USCBP

Import Overview for Drugs and Devices by FDA, New England District Office Consumer Safety Officer, Amanda Pasternak, Public Affairs Specialist, Mary Yebba and Compliance Officer Jay Patria

Overview of Tariff Classification Principles in HTSUS Chapters 29 and 30 (Organic chemicals and Pharmaceuticals)
Presented by: Andrea Abraham, Customs Attorney, Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury

*This event has been approved by NCBFAA for 6.5 CCS points*



Registration / Check-in 8:00AM | Seminar 8:30AM - 4:00PM


  • CONECT Member:   $119
  • Non-Member :          $149

Click here to register.


 For more details or to register, go to www.conect.org or call CONECT at 508-481-0424.

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