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Mar
10
Wed
Adrienne Braumiller to join WCO Global Origin Conference Discussion Panel
Mar 10 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm CST

wco global conference

March, 10th – 12:20-13:20

Session 1: (Brussels Time)

(5:20-6:20 a.m. Central time U.S.)

Regional Integration and its Impact on Global Economy (Panel Discussion)

 

This session will provide an overview of regional integration, covering trade in goods on a global level. It focuses on the latest trends and developments and their impact on rules of origin as well as on the economic impact of rules of origin. The session will also provide success stories for regional integration and touch upon the process of developing rules of origin to enhance regional integration.  

 

About the Conference: March 10th – 12th

The WCO, with the funding of Korea Customs Service, will host the second WCO Global Origin Conference from 10 to 12 March 2021, in a virtual format. Current global economic policy uncertainty, polarization and rising protectionism undermine the trust in international trade as an engine for economic growth and security in our societies. In the meantime, Regional Trade Agreements remain a driving force of the global supply chain, promoting economic integration among partners.

 

The adoption of clear, simple, coherent and predictable procedures around rules of origin, such as origin certification, will benefit regional integration by promoting the export of originating products while ensuring a correct application of preferential and non-preferential treatments upon importation.  The conference will be a unique opportunity to expand your understanding on origin, have your say on the future of rules of origin and to strengthen and establish new ties with different stakeholders, namely the International governmental Organization, the private sector and academia.

 

Among the issues to be addressed are:

 

• What is the impact of non-preferential rules of origin in today’s trading environment?
• What are the current challenges in regional integration and how is this affecting the global economy?
• What are the latest developments for Regional Integration around the world, and what is the role of rules of origin under these FTAs as well as its impacts?
• How can the update of the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) and other WCO origin tools influence and support the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement and Free Trade Agreements?
• What are the future prospects of preferential rules of origin and how to expand global opportunities under the Free Trade Agreements, including for Least developed Countries?

 

Join us at the global online forum on rules of origin and interact with the world’s leading origin experts from international organizations, governments, business and academia.

 

The Conference will be conducted in English, French and Spanish.

 

As the predecessors of the Conference have generated considerable interest, early registration is recommended, as capacity is limited.

 

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the WCO Origin Sub-Directorate at OriginConference2021@wcoomd.org 
We look forward to virtually welcoming you.

 

wco global conference

Organized by:

World Customs Organization

The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations.
Today, the WCO represents 183 Customs administrations across the globe that collectively process approximately 98% of world trade. As the global center of Customs expertise, the WCO is the only international organization with competence in Customs matters and can rightly call itself the voice of the international Customs community.

 

wco global conference

Supported by:

Korea Customs Service

영문사이트 (customs.go.kr)

Mar
11
Thu
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series III
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST

exporting mechanics webinar

 

Join NCBFAA for

Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series III, on the topics of

Trade in the New Digital World, and Incoterms

 

Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series III

Jim Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group to present:

Trade in the New Digital World

March, 11th, 1 p.m. – 2. p.m. EST

The NCBFAA Educational Institute in cooperation with the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce, invite you to attend a webinar on Trade in the New Digital World. post pandemic. This webinar will focus on how digital enabled B2B buyers and sellers adapt to the new digital environment. Research on decision makers’ behavior globally across industries reveals that this digital shift will be here long term. This webinar is for the advanced exporter.

NCBFAA and the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce are working closely together to offer this webinar. It will be hosted on the GoToWebinar platform. This webinar for the advanced exporter.

NCBFAA and the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce are working closely together to offer this webinar. It will be hosted on the GoToWebinar platform.

Jim Holbein has decades of experience in trade negotiating, trade policy development, tariff nomenclature and administration, customs enforcement, international trade dispute settlement, and import compliance. He has a wealth of experience working with trading firms in the private sector and has participated actively with both importing and exporting firms.

Jim is a former Federal Executive with more than 30 years of government experience, who most recently was responsible for supervising a professional staff maintaining the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. at the International Trade Commission (USITC). Jim managed the NAFTA trade dispute settlement process while at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was a diplomat and trade negotiator for the U.S. Department of State, serving in Seoul, Korea and Oslo, Norway. He was a coordinator for State Department participation in the US-Canada Free Trade Talks.

He is the author of more than 25 books, articles, and conference papers dealing with international trade and dispute settlement. Jim received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he was fortunate to have Bill Clinton as his criminal law professor. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Registration: NCBFAA (1 CCS/CES Credit) Cost: $25

Full Biohttps://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/james-holbein-of-counsel/

 

Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series III

Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

to present:

Incoterms

May 18th, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

The NCBFAA Educational Institute in cooperation with the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce, invite you to attend a webinar on Incoterms. Learn the most current Incoterms for 2021 and how to best use them for your shipment. This webinar is for the advanced exporter. 

NCBFAA and the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce are working closely together to offer this webinar. It will be hosted on the GoToWebinar platform.

Bonnie Kersch, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, has worked in the compliance world for many years, specializing in the chemical sector. She has experience in almost every aspect of compliance including Classification, Free Trade Agreements, Export Licenses, Broker Management, Denied Parties Screening, Country of Origin Determination, Deemed Exports, Incoterm Determination, Internal Audits of Import Files, Duty Drawback, Transfer Pricing Reconciliation, Valuation, Return Order Imports, Record Retention, and more.

Bonnie has extensive teaching experience and has developed and presented training on numerous Trade Compliance topics throughout her career.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerconsulting.com/bio/bonnie-kersch/

RegistrationNCBFAA (1 CCS/CES Credit) Cost: $25

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact NEI Director Cecilia Ferrara cferrara@ncbfaa.org

Mar
28
Sun
Join ICPA for the Annual Spring Conference
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm CST



Join ICPA for the
Annual Spring Conference

Grand Hyatt 600 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
(VIRTUAL & In-Person)

March 28th – 31st 2021

Join ICPA in San Antonio, TX for the Spring Conference. If you are involved in Import/Export Compliance or Operations, Supply Chain Compliance or Security, Internal Controls or Government Relations this is the conference for you.

 

Our speakers are experienced, knowledgeable professionals.  The sessions are educational and provide time for questions.  You will be provided access to all of the speaker presentations we have permission to share after the event.
There will be three tracks running simultaneously; Import, Export and General.  All sessions will be available onsite and online.  You are not restricted to one track you may move between them.  There will be a limited number of registrations available.

 

There is ample opportunity to network with your peers during breaks and the networking reception. A continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are included in your onsite registration fee.

 

Adrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group, and Bonnie Kersch, and Eliza Siebert, Braumiller Consulting Group will speak on various topics.

 

Import, Export and General tracks. Click here for the full agenda: 2021-Spring-Agenda_20201029.pdf (icpainc.org)

 

adrienne braumiller

Adrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group, Partner and Founder

Tuesday, March 30th, Conducting Successful Investigations and Voluntary Disclosures, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
(Import track)
Also March 30th, Export Audits and Self Assessments, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
(Import Track)

 

Wednesday, March 31st, NAFTA/USMCA Updates, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (Import Track)
Adrienne is 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.

 

She 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.

 

 

Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade AdvisorBraumiller Consulting Group

Monday, March 29th,
Routed Export Transactions,
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
(Export track)

 

Tuesday, March 30th,
Customs Broker RFP, How to Select Your Next Broker, 9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
(Import Track)
Wednesday, March 31st, Incoterms, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
(General Track)
Bonnie Kersch, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, has worked in the compliance world for many years, specializing in the chemical sector. She has experience in almost every aspect of compliance including Classification, Free Trade Agreements, Export Licenses, Broker Management, Denied Parties Screening, Country of Origin Determination, Deemed Exports, Incoterm Determination, Internal Audits of Import Files, Duty Drawback, Transfer Pricing Reconciliation, Valuation, Return Order Imports, Record Retention, and more.

 

Bonnie has extensive teaching experience and has developed and presented training on numerous Trade Compliance topics throughout her career.

 

 

Eliza Siebert

Eliza Siebert, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

Monday, March 29th,
License Exceptions and Exemptions Under the ITAR and EAR, 4:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m.
(Export track)

 

Eliza’s extensive U.S. export knowledge includes the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) with hands on experience on product classifications, license determination and electronic export fillings (EEI). Eliza has served as client administrator for the Automated Export System (AES) – in charge of training, filing, and record keeping requirements.

 

 

 

Mar
30
Tue
ICPA Conference – Conducting Successful Investigations and Prior Disclosures
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am CST



Join ICPA in San Antonio, TX for the Spring Conference. If you are involved in Import/Export Compliance or Operations, Supply Chain Compliance or Security, Internal Controls or Government Relations, then this is the conference for you.


The conference speakers are experienced, knowledgeable professionals. The sessions are educational and provide time for questions. You will be provided access to all of the speaker presentations, which ICPA has permission to share after the event.


There will be three tracks running simultaneously; Import, Export, and General. All sessions will be available onsite and online. You are not restricted to one track and may move between them. There will be a limited number of registrations available.


There is ample opportunity to network with your peers during breaks and during the networking reception. A continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are included in your onsite registration fee.

We are looking forward to seeing you onsite or online!

VENUE/HOTEL
Grand Hyatt
600 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
$209 per night
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SATGH/G-ICPA

Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder
Braumiller Law Group,
to speak on the topic of:

Conducting Successful Investigations and Prior Disclosures,

Tuesday, March 30th, 8:30 – 9:30 AM (Import Track) 

This presentation will cover:

  • What do you do when you discover a violation? Who should be notified?
  • What options are there to identify the breadth and severity of the deficiencies?
  • What factors should be weighed whether to disclose?
  • What tips are there for ensuring a favorable outcome?

 

Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and Braumiller Consulting Group LLC, and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With almost 30 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, export control, free trade agreements, tariff mitigation, and compliance programs.

Adrienne has received numerous awards in recognition of her leadership and dedication to excellence:

  • The State Bar of Texas named Adrienne as the recipient of the prestigious Sarah T. Hughes Women Lawyers of Achievement Award for 2019. The award honors the accomplishments of women who have achieved outstanding recognition in their professional area and who, by doing so, have paved the way for success for other women attorneys. One female attorney is chosen for this award annually from among over 44,000 female attorneys in the state of Texas.
  • Adrienne serves as the Co-Chair of the Customs Law Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.
  • Adrienne has been named by Chambers and Partners as a Leader in her Field related to International Trade: Customs in both its U.S. and Global Guides every year from 2015 – 2020. Chambers and Partners, identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/adrienne-braumiller/

adrienne braumiller

 

License Exceptions and Exemptions Under the ITAR and EAR 

Monday, March 29th

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

(Export track)

Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group 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 high tech products.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for seven years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader at LAX.  Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. He went on to Hughes Space & Communications Company and The Boeing Company – all in export and import compliance positions. Bruce served on the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee to CBP and the Private Sector Advisory Group at the World Customs Organization. He holds a customs broker license and is a U.S. Army veteran.

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

 

Incoterms

Wednesday, March 31st

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

(General track)

Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

Bonnie Kersch, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, has worked in the compliance world for many years, specializing in the chemical sector. She has experience in almost every aspect of compliance including Classification, Free Trade Agreements, Export Licenses, Broker Management, Denied Parties Screening, Country of Origin Determination, Deemed Exports, Incoterm Determination, Internal Audits of Import Files, Duty Drawback, Transfer Pricing Reconciliation, Valuation, Return Order Imports, Record Retention, and more.

Bonnie has extensive teaching experience and has developed and presented training on numerous Trade Compliance topics throughout her career.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerconsulting.com/bio/bonnie-kersch/

 

Registration: (click the link below)

https://web.cvent.com/event/4b852d53-54e8-43f6-9f05-5fabb431c67a/summary

 

Agenda: https://www.icpainc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2021-Spring-Agenda_20201029.pdf?v=3

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Apr
13
Tue
Join ICPA for the Spring ITAR Conference
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm CST



Join ICPA for the
Spring ITAR Conference

SpringHill Suites Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
2315 North Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76164

April 13th – 15th 2021

Join ICPA in Ft. Worth, TX for the Spring ITAR Conference. If you are involved in Import/Export Compliance or Operations, Supply Chain Compliance or Security, Internal Controls or Government Relations this is the conference for you.

 

Our speakers are experienced, knowledgeable professionals. The sessions are educational and provide time for questions. You will be provided access to all of the speaker presentations we have permission to share after the event.
There will be three tracks running simultaneously; Import, Export and General. All sessions will be available onsite and online. You are not restricted to one track you may move between them. There will be a limited number of registrations available.

 

There is ample opportunity to network with your peers during breaks and the networking reception. A continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are included in your onsite registration fee.

 

christos linardakis

Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, will be joined by Jerry Leishman, VP & National Regulatory Business Advisor, CORTAC Group

Wednesday, April 14th,

ITAR, Export Controls & The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): Developing a Technology Control Plan 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (Advanced track)

Also Thursday, April 15th, Christos will cover,

How to Prepare Requests for CJs and Advisory Opinions  2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Bootcamp Track)

Christos Linardakis is an attorney in our Chicago office. He has held positions as Associate General Counsel, Compliance, Trade Regulatory Counsel, Global Trade Compliance, and Sr. ITAR Empowered Official for Fortune 500 & 100 companies, along with private companies. During his career, he has established corporate compliance programs for U.S., E.U. and Asian trade laws, as well as International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) compliance programs, manufacturing licensing & technical assistance agreements (MLA/TAA), FCPA/ABAC programs, Foreign Military Sales, and has handled investigations/ subpoenas/ disclosures involving nearly all U.S. government agencies including in China and the E.U. He’s a frequent speaker for both private and government associations.

 

 

Jerry Leishman, VP & National Regulatory Business Advisor, CORTAC Group

 

Jerry Leishman has 30+ years of strategic leadership and partnership development working with both the private sector and government. His expertise in Cybersecurity, FedRAMP, ISO27001, ITAR, NIST800, amongst other areas, including DOD contracts allows him to bring a holistic, cost effective and risk based approach to companies, institutions, and organizations working with the Federal government including the DOD.

 

A results-oriented, entrepreneurial leader, Jerry Leishman thrives in the world of Compliance and Regulations. He has experience managing teams from various backgrounds and industries and helped kick-start CORTAC’s Regulatory Business Advisory team from scratch. Before CORTAC Group, Jerry worked with many big-name companies, including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Smartsheet, and Costco. Everyday, Jerry works tirelessly to strategize, lead, and coordinate his team.

 

 

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Registration & Agenda: (click the link below)