Calendar of Events

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Oct
16
Thu
Adrienne Braumiller and Olga Torres to speak at Texas Lawyer’s In-House Counsel Summit – Dallas, Texas
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am CDT

Join Adrienne Braumiller & Olga Torres at the Texas Lawyer’s In-House Counsel Summit being held  October 16, 2014 at the Cityplace Conference Center, Dallas, Texas as they present What Keeps You Up at Night: Mitigating Trade Compliance And Corruption Risks.

Nov
6
Thu
Adrienne Braumiller and Olga Torres to speak at Texas Lawyer’s In-House Counsel Summit – Houston, Texas
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am CDT

Join Adrienne Braumiller & Olga Torres at the Texas Lawyer’s In-House Counsel Summit being held  November 6, 2014 at the Maggiano’s Galleria, Houston, Texas as they present What Keeps You Up at Night: Mitigating Trade Compliance And Corruption Risks.

Feb
18
Wed
Adrienne Braumiller to speak at AAEI Houston conference on “Asia Update” panel
Feb 18 all-day CDT
Adrienne Braumiller to speak at AAEI Houston conference on "Asia Update"  panel @ Houston Marriott South  | Houston | Texas | United States

About the Winter Seminar: 

The seminar on February 18th will be structured to provide attendees with a “two for one” punch.  The seminar will feature panel sessions on the following regions: the European Union, North America, Asia, and Africa.  Each panel speaker will address a specific topic and then the moderator will lead the panel speakers in a discussion about current trade policy issues relevant to that region.  Our goal is to provide attendees with up-to-date information on a variety of trade issues across the globe – perfect for Global Trade Directors and any Trade Manager who has responsibilities or need information beyond the United States.   

  About the Pre-Conference Workshop:

AAEI’s Boot Camp is designed for those who are new to the international trade field who need a broad-based introduction to imports (e.g., tariff classification, valuation, origin, security filings) and exports (ECCN, Schedule B, CCL, USML, export licenses, foreign trade regulation filing, sanctions, denied parties), including discussion of definitions and terminology used in international trade compliance.  The Boot Camp will be comprised of 3 sessions: 1) Import Basics – Anatomy of an Import Transaction; 2) Export Basics – Anatomy of an Export Transaction; and 3) U.S. Legislative Outlook.  An attendee should come away with a holistic understanding of the U.S. regulatory requirements for imports and exports, as well as an overview of U.S. trade legislation pending before the 114th Congress. 

 This program has been approved for 12 CCS/CES Credits.

 

Apr
15
Wed
Import & Export Basic Training
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CDT

BLG Score

PRESENT

Import & Export basic training

With Christos Linardakis and William Sanders of Braumiller Law Group PLLC

April 15, 2015, 1:00 – 5:30 CST @ SCORE’s Chicago Office, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60661

  

Christos_Linardakis2  Christos Linardakis is an attorney in our Chicago office. Mr. Linardakis holds two advanced law degrees (LL.M.) in International Trade Law & International Corporate Law. He has served as Global Trade Compliance & International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Empowered Official (EO), as well as a trade regulatory attorney for electronics company, Molex Inc. ($3.7BUSD), a subsidiary of Koch Industries as well as for Compaq Computers, a Fortune 25 Company. In addition, he has served as trade regulatory counsel and Global Trade Compliance director for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company ($2BUSD) and has held various positions for small to medium size export trade companies in the Chicagoland area.

Full bio:  https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/christos-linardakis/   

WilliamSaunders Bill Sanders has extensive knowledge in 19 CFR Import Regulations and has been a Licensed Customs Broker since 2005. He has extensive knowledge with hands on experience in classification, valuation, entry process, Foreign Trade Zones, prior disclosures, C-TPAT validations, and Free Trade Agreements (NAFTA, SG, US/Korea).  He is a proficient auditor with experience in export/import audits and record-keeping requirements, and has an extensive background in training team members, developing compliance programs, and writing working instructions and corporate policies as it relates to trade compliance with bottom line savings and transportation impact to supply-chain operations and trade savings.

Full bio: http://www.braumillerconsulting.com/bio/william-sanders/  

     This seminar will cover:

  1. Basic Import requirements to get your business going: shipment & cargo procedures, recordkeeping and invoices, country of origin/NAFTA requirements, HTS classification, and leveraging Free-Trade-Agreements to reduce your import duties and compete internationally.
  2. Meeting U.S. Customs “Reasonable Care” standards to ensure compliance and mitigate penalties; regulatory compliance with Customs Laws.
  3. Basic Export requirements: know your export requirements and compliance with export regulations. Legal framework of exports, recordkeeping, documentation requirements, and classifying your product for “ECCN” designations.
  4. Export risk management, freight forwarder guidance, export compliance, and leveraging Free-Trade-Agreements to promote your exports and increase international sales.
Aug
5
Wed
Broker Exam Prep Course & Boot Camp
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm CDT

 

Customs

The next Customs Broker Examination will be in October 2015….so start preparing now!

Join some of your colleagues in a preparation class presented by Braumiller Law Group.  The class will cover all major areas on the test, such as, entry procedures, marking, classification, value, broker responsibilities and much more.  In addition, we will be sharing tips on how to best pass this exam.  Our February 2015 workshop was a sell-out—why not be part of that for the Customs exam in October?!

Binders are provided giving you the outline to the most relevant questions on the test, as well as quizzes.

This course is face-to-face with instructors who has studied for, and passed the exam themselves. They comes from the “real-world” of application, allowing them to tie all of the various areas into concrete examples. We are complementing this class with a licensed attorney, combining experience and tricks to passing tough exams, such as the CHB.

There will be a 2 hour webinar review just prior to the exam as a refresher and summation. This is an intensive “boot camp” with sample testing, examples, and regulatory review.

Broker exam prep course is:

Wednesday – Friday, August 5th-7th, 2015, 9AM-4PM each day.  (3 days)  (Space is limited)

Where:
Lewis University – Oak Brook Campus
1111 West 22nd Street #700
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Cost:  $995 per person for complete course (PayPal, checks & credit cards accepted)

This prep course is approved for 20 CCS Credits

Meet the Instructors:

Christos_Linardakis2

Christos Linardakis is a Senior Counsel Attorney with Braumiller Law Group in charge of our Chicago office.

Mr. Linardakis holds two advanced law degrees (LL.M.) in International Trade Law & International Corporate Law. He has served as Global Trade Compliance & International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Empowered Official (EO) as a trade regulatory attorney for electronics company, Molex (3.7BUSD), a subsidiary of Koch Industries.

He has also served in global trade positions for a Fortune 25 computer technology company ($4.4BUSD) as well as for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company.

Read Christos’ full bio here.


WilliamSaunders

William Sanders, President STCS, Inc. and Senior Customs Advisor to the Braumiller Consulting Group, PLLC.

William is a gifted lecturer and has extensive knowledge in 19 CFR Import Regulations and has been a Licensed Customs Broker since 2005.  He has in-depth knowledge with hands on experience in classification, valuation, entry process, Foreign Trade Zones, prior disclosures, C-TPAT validations, and Free Trade Agreements (NAFTA, SG, US/Korea). He is a proficient auditor with experience in export/import audits and record-keeping requirements, and has an extensive background in training team members, developing compliance programs, and writing working instructions and corporate policies as it relates to trade compliance.

Read Bill’s full bio here.




A Study Guide will be provided in class. No refunds given 1 week prior to the course. Bring your Customs Regulations and Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Both are required to take the Broker’s Exam. Breakfast snacks, coffee, lunch and drinks will be provided for all 3 days.

For those traveling from out of town and are in need of hotel accommodations, we recommend the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook.  It is only 2 buildings west of Lewis University (where the classes are held).  The hotel is across the street from Oak Brook Mall which makes it convenient to shopping, eating, etc.

Hotel Accommodations:
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 573-8555

For more details, contact: Christos@BraumillerLaw.com or the number below.

 

BLG Global

Braumiller Law Group, PLLC
International Trade Law
5220 Spring Valley Road, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75254

Phone: 214.348.9306, Ext. 215
Toll-Free: 1.877.277.5987
www.braumillerlaw.com

 

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


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.

Jun
7
Thu
Resource Guide on Trade Actions
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT

Join us for an informative 60 minute webinar on the topic: Resource Guide on Trade Actions

 June 7th, from noon –  1 pm  EDT

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Review Section 201, 232, 301, ADCVD and trade policy updates.

Explore the nuances of trade policy actions in this one hour event. Presenter Adrienne Braumiller, Partner and Founder of Braumiller Law Group, will highlight the resources available to stay on top of such developments. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Registration: https://www.naftz.org/event/2018-webinar-june7-resource-guide/.

Jul
19
Thu
Customs Compliance for Import Personnel – 2 Day Course
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day CDT

Presents:

Customs Compliance for Import Personnel

A 2-day Course intended for Import Compliance Professionals and Management with Import Compliance

 LOCATION:

American Honda Motor

Company, Inc.

1919 Torrance Blvd.

DATES:

Thursday, July 19, 2018 &  Friday, July 20, 2018

TIME:

Registration: 8:45 AM

Workshop: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lunch will be served

CREDITS:

12 CCS Provided by NCBFFA

This is a 2-day course intended to cover the subjects and information needed by importer employees responsible for Customs and import compliance. These include 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 to be Covered:

  • 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
  • Dealing with Anti-Dumping and Special Duties
  • 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

The Instructor: Bruce Leeds, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group w Group

Before joining Braumiller Law Group, Mr. Leeds was a trade control specialist for Boeing and Senior Import Specialist for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He holds a customs broker license and certified customs specialist
certification.

Full bio: www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/bruce-h-leeds/

Jun
26
Wed
98th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day CDT

98th Annual Conference
June 26th-28th
Washington, D.C.
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Trade in a Shifting World

The 98th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo, June 26-28, 2019 in Washington, DC, is an opportunity for trade professionals to better understand commerce in the shifting world of international trade. AAEI’s conferences bring together practitioners and policymakers for the common purpose of facilitating the movement of goods safely and securely. In a shifting world, keeping up with the flow of change has challenged everyone involved in trade. Attendees will take away strategic and tactical approaches and compliance knowledge for their trade operations. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel in the heart of Washington, DC’s lively Penn Quarter.

2019 Program Concept

AAEI’s conference planning team devised a new concept for this year’s program, meant to maximize the content value for attendees of all professional levels.

Each general session at the 98th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo will be followed by two corresponding breakout sessions, one for each of the following tracks:

  • Policy and Strategy
  • Compliance and Operations

The result will mean attendees will take away more than they expect from a high level AAEI annual conference experience. They will retain important information on strategic and operational levels. The 2019 AAEI conference is for people who work in trade– and for people who work on trade.

Adrienne will be moderating a panel discussion on the topic of USMCA & Rules of Origin, 11:00am- Noon on June 27th.

  • Deal or No Deal? – USMCA Edition

The newly updated NAFTA agreement goes by many names – USMCA, CUSMA, TMEC – but what’s in a name? The real question remains, “will it be ratified?” This panel aims to explore the deep-rooted issues surrounding the new agreement, the most significant changes to the agreement, what it could mean as far as new procedures for qualification, and how our experts think interested parties should prepare for the changes. Updated rules of origin and customs procedures that acknowledge technological advancements of the last 25 years will serve as a focal point of the discussion, as well as any additional side deals that could make or break the ratification of the agreement by all three countries. Our experts will offer a range practitioner insight from all sides of the deal.

Read Adrienne’s bio here.

Registration

To download or view the Conference agenda, please click here.

For Registration details and additional information,  please visit AAEI’s website.