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Investing, Trading, and Doing Deals in a Dynamic World 2019
Jan 15 all-day

Braumiller Law Group Founder & Partner, Adrienne Braumiller will speak on a panel at the upcoming, January 15th, 2019 PLI conference in New York City

Adrienne will join panel 3 on the topic of Treaties, Tariffs, and Trade Wars

The event will be streamed live also via a webcast on the 15th.

Why You Should Attend

The first two years of the Trump Administration have ushered in an environment characterized by paradox. On the one hand the investment climate has rarely looked better: the US is experiencing a remarkably stable bull stock market, the world economy is growing, there are massive reserves of uncommitted international investment capital, reduced tax drag on investment dollars entering the US economy, a less intrusive regulatory environment in the US (with some key exceptions), and an Administration that is hungry to “get wins” by doing deals and creating US jobs. On the other hand, the political and policy environment is permeated by contention, anxiety, and uncertainty: a dynamic President, a simmering trade war, the ascendance of nationalist politics in the US and internationally, rumors of US institutional crisis, strained federal agencies, active reassessment of the cardinal US commitments to cooperative security in the post-World War II era, and a geopolitical environment of active great power competition.

This seminar will consider the impact and future trajectory of this paradox in three related policy contexts directly affecting the international business and deal environment: foreign investment; technology and export controls; and commercial trade, treaties, and tariffs. The seminar will bring together industry, financial, and policy experts; attorneys and professional service providers; US and foreign Government officials; and corporate executives who operate at the intersection of policy, trade, and finance to deliver interdisciplinary insight into the risks and opportunities of a dynamic world.

What You Will Learn

• What macro drivers underlie US Administration priorities in each of the three policy contexts;
• How those policies have evolved in the first half of the Administration;
• How those policies will likely continue to evolve in light of the mid-term elections and geo-political developments;
• The practical impact the policies are generating in the business and financial environment;
• The industries and sectors where Administration policies are having the greatest impact; and
• Practical approaches that companies and investors may take to mitigate risk and maximize opportunity in the current policy environment.

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, business executives and leaders, financial advisors, government leaders, and investors

For more information on the event: https://www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar/Investing_Trading_and_Doing_Deals_in_a_Dynamic/_/N-4kZ1z0zgxc?ID=347567

PLI general information: https://www.pli.edu/content

Adrienne Braumiller
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.

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

Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance 2019 Conference
Feb 20 – Feb 22 all-day

Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance 2019 Conference

February 20-22

 Omni Hotel, Houston, Texas



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.


The 2019 conference will offer three separate tracks dedicated to Advanced Imports, Advanced Exports and other Trade-related topics, as well as a “Basics” track for trade professionals needing various refreshers. Sessions will be structured to allow opportunity for significant interaction and Q&A.


​Global trade policy changes have created significant turmoil and confusion. Our goal is to help participants gain greater clarity and insight from speakers, presenters and peers.


​Topics to be covered will include: Trade Policy Updates, Challenges in Intellectual Property Rights, Impact of E-commerce & Supply Chain, Foreign Trade Zone Issues & Opportunities, Exports Control Reform Act, NAFTA Updates from Mexico & Canada, Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Deep Dive, Advanced Transaction Value For Value Geeks, Classification Cases, Statistical Sampling & Prior Disclosures, Brexit Update and Impact, Computed Value & Cost Submissions, and U.S. Customs Reconciliation Program.

See you in Houston in 2019!


Topics and Speakers will include:

U.S. Customs Regulatory Update 2018

Amy Magnus, Director of Customs Affairs & Compliance, AN Deringer & President, NCBFAA


Using Statistical Sampling in Prior Disclosure Quantifications

John Metrich, Sr. Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade


FTZ & Drawback Strategies

Robert Stein, Vice President of Customs & Global Trade Compliance, Mohawk Global Logistics


Advanced Classification

Brad Menard, Director, International Trade Consulting, Braumiller Consulting, & Paulie Nichols, Broker Audit Specialist, Deleon Trade


Identifying ADD/CVD Merchandise, A Five-Step Approach

Shara Aranoff, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling


Trade Policy Update – Sections 232 & 301 Duties

Adrienne Braumiller, Partner, Braumiller Law & Official from Office of the United States Trade Representative


Canada Trade Policy Changes & NAFTA Update

Kim Campbell, Founder, MK Marin Trade Services & Chair, Canadian Importers & Exporters Association


Advanced Transaction Value 

George Tuttle, III, Attorney, Tuttle Law Offices & Cindy Deleon, Founder & Sr. Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade


Mexico Trade Policy Changes & NAFTA Update

Miriam Name, Partner, Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton & Rob Barnett, Partner, Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton


A Deep Dive Into REAL Internal Controls

Kristin Simonson, Sr. Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade


Intellectual Property Rights Challenges: An Update

Alex Chinoy, Partner, Covington & Burling & Tony Gregory, Special Agent, Trade Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security


International Deals and Trade In The Current Policy Environment

Randy Cook, Sr. Managing Director, Ankura Consulting


Export Sanctions Update

Partner, Covington & Burling


Deemed Export Controls Panel

Joe Cortez, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Law Group; Representative, U.S. Census Bureau & Representative, Bureau of Industry & Security


Understanding the Guidelines of Customs Bond Sufficiency

Colleen Clarke, Vice President, Roanoke Trade & Shane Garcia, Vice President, RW Smith & Co.


The EU and Brexit Update: What You Need to Know

Pablo Muniz, Partner, Van Bael & Belis


The Impact of Software on Trade Compliance

Randy Cook, Sr. Managing Director, Ankura Consulting


How E-Commerce Has Changed The Supply Chain

Cindy Allen, VP Regulatory Affairs & Compliance, FedEx Trade Networks


First Sale Qualification Considerations: Increased Importance Under Current Trade Policy

Tony Saranchak, Sr. Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade


Registration and Agenda:

View the Preliminary Agenda by clicking here , and visit the conference website for frequent updates, additional sessions, and registration.