DIANE L. WEINBERG received her law degree from Emory University Law School. After law school, Ms. Weinberg served as an attorney at Customs Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she helped draft the 1984 rules of origin for textile and apparel products, and also prepared decisions in commercial fraud cases. Since entering private practice in 1987, she has had extensive experience in conducting internal corporate compliance reviews of Customs issues, including the 9802 program. She has advised companies on classification, valuation, country of origin marking and FTC labeling issues, CPSC small parts and flammability issues, and the protection of intellectual property rights.
Ms. Weinberg has developed import compliance programs for U.S. importers, and has drafted manuals and other written procedures to ensure adherence to Customs requirements. In addition to her practice before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, she has represented clients before various federal agencies, including CITA, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Ms. Weinberg has lectured extensively on customs and other federal regulatory issues for the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), the United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel and other U.S. and international organizations. She wrote the section on “Classification” in AAEI’s manual on Importing Textiles and Apparel under the Harmonized System. Ms. Weinberg has taught a college-level import-export class at Parsons School of Design. She is a founding member of the New York chapter of Women in International Trade, and acted as General Counsel for that group from 1989 – 1996.
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