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The attorneys and professionals of Braumiller Law Group,PLLC consistently receive outstanding reviews for their informative presentations.  They are well known for using a clear, compelling style to educate, update and inform a wide range of audiences about issues affecting the global trade community.

Below please find a comprehensive list of the Braumiller Law Group,PLLC events currently scheduled, including in-person training, online courses, speaking engagements and more.

Jul
20
Thu
Bruce Leeds to speak at FTA’s Customs Compliance for Import Personnel
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day


The Foreign Trade Association Presents:

Customs Compliance
for Import Personnel

Thursday, July 20 & Friday, July 21, 2017

at the
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Headquarters
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501 

Guest Parking is located in the front of building #100, the main corporate building facing Torrance Blvd.

This 2-Day Compliance Course is conducted by Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel for Braumiller Law Group, PLLC.

Who should attend?:  It is intended for import compliance professionals and management with import compliance responsibilities.

Information covered includes  internal controls, customs broker selection and monitoring, bonds, powers of attorney, managing HTS classifications and assists, post entry claims and compliance issues.  The class also covers participation in Customs initiatives, such as C-TPAT, Importer Self-Assessment, and ACE Portal.

Topics:

  • Establishing & utilizing internal controls
  • Customs broker selection, powers of attorney & broker monitoring
  • Types of entries, customs bonds, paying duty & handling liquidations
  • Determining and declaring a Customs value for a company’s transactions
  • Classifying imported articles, saving and utilizing classification information
  • Qualifying for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Program and Importer Self-Assessment Program
  • Participating in Centers of Excellence & Expertise
  • Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and ACE Portal benefits
  • Qualifying (or not) for duty free exemptions and free trade agreements
  • Using TIBs, bonded warehouses, Foreign Trade Zones & drawback
  • Learning of, and dealing with, import restrictions and other agency requirements
  • Post entry  actions-amendments, protests, claims, tenders and disclosures
  • Record keeping requirements and complying with the rules
  • Responding to Customs requests and actions
  • Dealing with liquidated damages & audits

Attendees will earn 12 CCS credits from the NCBFAA.
Pre-registration is required.

Registration: http://foreigntradeassociation.com/event-2475939/Registration   8:45am

Workshop: 9:00am – 4:00pm, each day  (Lunch Served)


About the Instructor:

Bruce Leeds has decades of  experience in international trade law and has successfully served* his clients in diverse capacities, from classification and due diligence to ITAR compliance and drawback. He has significant expertise with importing and exporting technology.

  • Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for eight years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader and developed significant expertise in working with semi-conductors. Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. In this role, he managed export/import documentation, compliance and license functions, and directly supervised as many as 27 employees. He was also responsible for establishing policies and procedures, conducting compliance investigations, and assisting subsidiaries in several states with export/import issues.

Read Bruce’s full bio here.

Aug
7
Mon
Adrienne Braumiller and Bruce Leeds will speak at the 3rd Annual Global Trade Educational Conference in Long Beach, CA
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day

 

The NCBFAA Educational Institute invites all global logistics professionals to the Third Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G·TEC).  This two-day event during beautiful summertime Long Beach, CA will give customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments and connect with colleagues new and old.

Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel with Braumiller Law Group,  will be speaking to the topic of ‘Export Licensing Strategies for Better Compliance’ on Monday, August 7th from 4:25-5:45pm.

Are you required to license the goods you are exporting out of this country? Our experts will explain what the best process would be to identify if the product you are exporting actually does require licensing, as well as provide you with strategies on how to incorporate the acquisition and use of these licenses in your International Trade Chain.

Adrienne Braumiller, Managing Partner of Braumiller Law Group, will be speaking on the topic of ‘Communicating with CBP Before the Crisis’ on Tuesday, August 8th from 2:00-3:30pm.

Importers, Exporters, US Licensed Customs Brokers, deal with CBP on many levels – from the line officer clearing goods at a border crossing, to the import specialist who is determining proper classifications, to other trade issues such as IPR, etc. How and what we communicate with CBP can have a lasting impact – and can lead to undesirable or worse, dire consequences.  We will provide examples of effective communication with the types of proper dialog that should exist with the government prior to there being a crisis.

 

To view the agenda, please click here.

Attendees will earn 10 CCS/CES continuing education credits from the NCBFAA.
Pre-registration is required.


 

Meet Adrienne:

Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.

Career Highlights

Adrienne has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses, analyzing whether specific transactions should be pursued, providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases.

To read Adrienne’s full bio, please click here.

 

Meet Bruce:

Bruce Leeds has decades of experience in international trade law and has successfully served his clients in diverse capacities, from classification and due diligence to ITAR compliance and drawback. He has significant expertise with importing and exporting technology.

Career Highlights

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for eight years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader and developed significant expertise in working with semi-conductors. Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. In this role, he managed export/import documentation, compliance and license functions, and directly supervised as many as 27 employees. He was also responsible for establishing policies and procedures, conducting compliance investigations, and assisting subsidiaries in several states with export/import issues.

To read Bruce’s full bio, click here.

Sep
21
Thu
Adrienne Braumiller and Brenda Cordova will be speaking at the JW Marriott Houston-Galleria on September 21-22
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day

The Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference brings together import and export professionals, legal counsel, customs brokers and other international trade professionals in a highly productive two-day event in Houston, Texas. Conference speakers delve into several complex industry topics drawing on their significant depth of experience.


 

Adrienne Braumiller, Managing Partner of Braumiller Law Group, will be speaking on ‘Export Voluntary Disclosure Process’ on Thursday, September 21st @ 9:00am at the JW Marriott Houston-Galleria and is being sponsored by DeLeon Trade LLC.

On Friday, September 22nd @ 9:00am, Adrienne Braumiller will discuss the ‘Update on New Trade Enforcement Initiatives’.  Brenda Cordova, Mexico Attorney with Braumiller Law Group, will be speaking on the ‘NAFTA Update: Canada & Mexico’ at 10:15am.  Both are scheduled at the same venue  (JW Marriott Houston-Galleria).

The conference curriculum has been approved for 13.5 CCS credits & 10.0 CES credits by NCBFAA NEI.

To view the full agenda, please click here.


 

Meet Adrienne:

Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.

Career Highlights

Adrienne has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses, analyzing whether specific transactions should be pursued, providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases.

To read Adrienne’s full bio, please click here.

 

Meet Brenda:

Brenda Cordova heads the Mexico practice for Braumiller Law Group, PLLC and has been involved in Mexican Customs and trade matters since 1994.

Brenda has represented a wide range of multi-national and small companies, advising them on business matters in Mexico. She has helped these clients with their Customs and international trade law issues, and she is widely recognized as an expert in the following areas: classification ruling requests, labeling requirements, import/export procedures, certified companies and NEEC, free-trade agreements including NAFTA, certificates of origin, IMMEX, foreign investment, and incorporation procedures.

Brenda has been a professor in Customs and trade law at the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi since 2001. She has also been a featured lecturer for a number of groups, including the International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA), the Women in International Trade, the Small Business Development Center, the School of Foreign Trade at the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, and the Masters of Foreign Trade at the Universidad del Valle de Mexico.

To read Brenda’s full bio, please click here.

Oct
10
Tue
Bruce Leeds will be speaking with Adrienne Braumiller on Update on Customs Audits and Partnership Programs and a one day Customs/import Boot Camp
Oct 10 – Oct 13 all-day

Bruce Leeds will be speaking with Adrienne Braumiller on ‘Update on Customs Audits and Partnership Programs’ on Thursday, October 12th, from 3:50-5:00pm at the 8th Annual Partnering For Compliance West being held at the Dallas-Ft. Worth Marriott South Airport Hotel, located in Ft. Worth, TX.

Then, on Friday, October 13th, from 8:30am-4:45pm, both Adrienne Braumiller and Bruce Leeds will be conducting a 1-day SEPARATE PROGRAM, “CUSTOMS/IMPORTS BOOT CAMP”. (Separate payment structure for this one-day event is on page 6 in the agenda link below.)

Topics to be covered in this Boot Camp:

  • Introduction to CBP
  • Entries and Clearance
  • HTS Classification, Duty and Fees
  • Valuation for Customs
  • Other Requirements
  • Customs Programs
  • Remedies and Enforcement

Granting 4.5 IIEI CEUs; AND 20 CES NCBFAA Credits for 3-day Export program, and 6.5 CCS NCBFAA Credits for 1-day Import program.

 

To view the agenda and other details, please click here.

Oct
22
Sun
Adrienne Braumiller, Bruce Leeds and Jennifer Horvath will be speaking at the ICPA Fall conference in Dallas, TX.
Oct 22 – Oct 24 all-day

 

Adrienne Braumiller, Bruce Leeds and Jennifer Horvath will be presenting at the ICPA Fall conference on October 22-24, 2017 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas.

Who Should Attend:

  • Trade Compliance Professionals
  • International Trade Counsel
  • Compliance Specialists & Analysts
  • Managers and Directors Responsible For
    • Import/Export Compliance or Operations
    • Supply Chain Compliance or Security
    • Internal Controls
    • Government Relations

 

On Monday, October 23rd from 9:00-10:00am, Adrienne will be speaking on ‘Limiting Responsibilities/Liabilities for Export Sales’.  Bruce Leeds will then be speaking on ‘Understanding Various Government Audits (carbon tax, etc.)’ from 10:15-11:15am.

On Tuesday, October 24th from 9:00-10:00am, Jennifer will be speaking on ‘Transaction Value and Imports from Maquiladoras – Are You Sure?’

For more information on the event, please click here.  To view the agenda, please click here.

There are 10 CCS points (both US and Canadian) for this conference; 5.5 points will be offered for the valuation seminar given by George Tuttle on Oct 25th.

 

Braumiller Law Group and Braumiller Consulting are sponsoring & exhibiting at the 2017 NAFTZ Annual Conference in San Diego
Oct 22 – Oct 25 all-day

Braumiller Law Group and Braumiller Consulting Group are sponsoring and exhibiting at the 2017 NAFTZ Annual Conference in San Diego, October 22nd-25th, 2017.

 

 

Take Trade to New Heights

Industry Professionals and partners will challenge themselves to take trade to new heights at the Annual Conference & Exposition. Attend this 4-day event and gain a lifetime of resources, relationships and regulation updates that you can enhance and build upon each year and event cycle.

Those attending the LIVE event are eligible for up to 19 CCS/CES and 20 CPE credits.

Click here for more details.

 

For additional information regarding the Conference and Expo, please click here.