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Adrienne Braumiller, and BLG Trade Advisor Joe Cortez will speak at the upcoming “Advanced Topics in Trade Compliance 2019” in Houston this February 20th-22nd.
- Adrienne Braumiller, Partner, Braumiller Law & Official from Office of the United States Trade Representative will speak on Trade Policy Update – Sections 232 & 301 Duties
- Joe Cortez, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Law Group; & a Representative of the U.S. Census Bureau & Bureau of Industry & Security will speak on a Deemed Export Controls Panel
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.
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
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:
March 5th – 8th, 2019
Holiday Inn Orlando Airport Hotel
5750 T.G. Lee Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822
The collegial & interactive will focus on a broad spectrum of export/import regulatory & compliance matters of current relevance. Senior level government speakers will provide solid & recent updates on U.S. initiatives & policies regarding export control licensing/enforcement. An extensive Q & A will follow the session.
With the participation of the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Treasury, OFAC, Census Bureau, NIST, UK/EU Export Control, Imports & U.S. Trade.
Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner of Braumiller Law Group , and Bruce Leeds, Senior Of Counsel to Braumiller Law Group, will be speaking on the topic of: Overview and Impact of the Tarriff War With China-Section 301
March 6th 4PM-5PM To include Q & A
They will also be conducting the Customs/Import Boot Camp on March 8th.
About Adrienne & Bruce
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.
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.
Bruce 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.
Bruce started his career as an Import Specialist and Team Leader with U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles. He then went to private industry, serving as Import Manager and Manager of Export/Import Operations at Hughes Aircraft. He later served in export and import compliance positions at Hughes Space & Communications Company and The Boeing Company.
Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport
5750 T.G. Lee Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32822
Partnering for Compliance Code: CFP
Reservations MUST be made by COB February 12th, 2019 to get the special rate.
Agenda, Registration & Fees
Conference Fees: Export 3-day program: $650; Customs/Import 1-day program: $250. Both programs: $900.
Granting: 4.5 IIEI CEUs. A limit of 200 spaces are available.
Online registrations with credit/debit card payments are available only at the website:
An official Certificate of Completion outlining our 4.5 IIEI CEUs and 20 CES NCBFAA Credits for 3-day Exports program, and 6.5 CCS NCBFAA Credits for 1-day Customs/Import Boot Camp program will be presented to all participants.
Disney Coronado Springs Resort
1000 W. Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(Registration for this conference is closed)
BLG’s Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate and Bruce Leeds, Senior Of Counsel, will speak at the upcoming ICPA conference.
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:
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 Braumiller to speak at the conference
Adrienne will be moderating a panel discussion on the topic of USMCA. Read Adrienne’s bio here.
Please check back. Registration details will be posted soon. For additional information, please visit AAEI at http://events.aaei.org