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Annual Conference 2020
San Diego, CA | March 15-18, 2020 | Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
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
What to Expect
Five Tracks – Imports, Exports, General, Boot Camp & Repeats – will cover topics such as:
⇒ Quick, Fast, and In Compliance: Creating Synergy between compliance and Supply Chain
⇒ Foreign Corrupt Practices Best Practices and Audit Procedures
⇒ Incoterms 2020
⇒ Global Tariff and Taxation Measures
⇒ Compliance Strategies for maintaining Customs Bonds During and After Trade Wars
⇒ Section 232 & 301 updates
⇒ Mexican Compliance – Importing into Mexico – customs rules and regulations
⇒ ADD / CVD Scope and Case Study
⇒ WTO dispute process
⇒ Setting up a Foreign Trade Zone
⇒ Importing into India & Brazil
⇒ Setting Up ACH and PMS Best Practices
⇒ Ask the Legal Eagles
⇒ Documenting Your HTS Classification Process
⇒ New ACE Reporting Features and Reports
⇒ Intro to ITAR
⇒ Determining an ECCN
⇒ Commodity Jurisdiction
⇒ Performing an Export Audit
⇒ Creating a functional Export Compliance Manual
⇒ Understanding Encryption
⇒ Understanding Export Licensing
And many more Basic to Advanced Topics in this 5-Track Conference!!
See you in San Diego!
Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group, Bruce Leeds, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, and Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor for Braumiller Consulting Group will speak at this ICPA event.
Topic: False Claims Act
By: Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group
Tuesday, March 17th, 9:50am – 10:50am
“As Customs has ramped up enforcement on antidumping/countervailing duties (ADD/CVD) along with other priority issues such as classification, there has been an increased trend toward False Claims Act (FCA) cases being filed. FCA cases – also known as “whistleblower” cases – have their basis in the government being deprived of revenue. FCA cases can be filed by individuals who allege wrongdoing by a company to intentionally defraud the government of revenue owed. The individual can then receive a percentage of the collected revenue should the case be deemed legitimate by the government. We will discuss the most common types of claims made under the FCA for revenue owed to Customs, the elements of an FCA case, and how importing companies can help mitigate the potential for FCA claims.” Click here to read Jennifer’s Bio.
Topic: Understanding Export Licensing
By: Bruce Leeds, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group
Tuesday, March 17th, 8:30am – 9:30am
New to export licensing or need a refresher? This session will cover licensing under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations and Office of Foreign Assets Controls Regulations. It will include an introduction to the types of licenses, definitions and methodology with several examples of how these controls work in real life. Click here to read Bruce’s Bio.
Topic: Incoterms 2020
By: Bonnie Kersch, Sr. Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group
Monday, March 16th, 11:30am – 12:30pm
The Incoterms 2020 session will discuss the recent changes that have been made to Incoterms in the latest version released by the International Chamber of Commerce. You’ll not only learn about these changes and what they might mean for your company, but the session will also focus on how and when to implement the new Incoterms, and important things to watch out for as your company adapts. The session will also go through each Incoterm, new and old, in depth, so that you fully understand each one before the session ends. Click here to read Bonnie’s Bio.
Please join us at the
2020 ITAR CONFERENCE
APRIL 15 & 16, 2020
Springhill Suites – Historic Stockyards
2315 North Main Street
Ft. Worth, TX 76164
$166 per night
Two full days of training with industry experts. This conference offers a Boot Camp and an Advanced Track. You may choose to stay on one track or attend sessions in both tracks. Braumiller Law Group Of Counsels Bruce Leeds and Christos Linardakis will speak at the conference both days.
- Mr. Linardakis will speak on the Advanced topic of ‘Classified Articles and Data: The Overlap of ITAR and NISPOM’ on Wednesday, April 15th, 3:45pm-4:45pm
- Mr. Leeds will speak on the Bootcamp topic of ‘How to Prepare Requests for CJs and Advisory Opinions’ on Thursday, April 16th, 9:00am-10:00am
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Meet the Speakers:
Bruce Leeds, Of Counsel
Braumiller Law Group
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 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 and developed significant expertise in working with imports of semiconductors and watches. 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. He later joined Hughes Space & Communications Company and The Boeing Company, serving in export-import compliance positions. Bruce is also a U.S. Army veteran. Read Bruce’s full bio here.
Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel
Braumiller Law Group
Mr. Linardakis, is a global trade and compliance attorney, and holds a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in International Trade Law & International Corporate Law. He has held positions in multi-billion dollar public and privately held companies, with his most recent position, as Associated General Counsel for one of the largest privately held metals and steel company in the Western Hemisphere. Additionally, Christos served in global trade positions for a Fortune 25 computer technology company, as well as for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company . In those positions, he established corporate compliance programs for U.S., E.U. and Asian trade laws, as well as ITAR compliance programs, including MLA/TAA for offshore ITAR manufacturing, Foreign Military Sales, as well as instituting compliance operational manuals tailored to specific departmental requirements. He’s held primary roles in all M&A activities including the merger of Compaq Computers with HP, and others. Read Christos’ full bio here.
Now in its 47th year, the NCBFAA Annual Conference brings together more than 600 of the international trade industry’s top representatives from around the United States. For four days in Las Vegas, NV, the nation’s leading customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTIs and service providers gather to update themselves on industry developments and to connect with colleagues new and old.
Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group, will join a panel discussion on ‘Global Trade Issues: 232, 301, Brexit and USMCA’ on Wednesday, April 22nd at 10:30am.
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Meet the Speaker:
Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder
Braumiller Law Group
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. 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. Read Adrienne’s full bio here.