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Sep
29
Tue
U.S. Census – Best Practices for Voluntary Self-Disclosures
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

Join us for an informative webinar on:

U.S. Census – Best Practices for Voluntary Self-Disclosures

Tuesday, September 29th @ 11 AM – 12 Noon CST

Presenters Joe Cortez, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group and Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

This webinar will be presented from the unique perspective of the former U.S. Census Bureau’s International Trade Ombudsman and Chief for the Regulations, Outreach, and Education Branch of U.S. Census, Mr. Joe A. Cortez. This session is meant to provide practitioners with the necessary tools to address export violations as they pertain to U.S. Census, Shipper’s Export Declarations and more. We will address challenges and obligations of exporters when making voluntary self-disclosures, including corrective action steps that should be taken.

Key takeaways

  • Gain practical knowledge on the primary elements of filing a voluntary self-disclosure
  • How to report and when to file a corrected or new EEI
  • Corrective Actions that U.S. Census would expect
  • A Practitioner’s challenges when filing a multi-year Census VSD involving 1,000s of line-items and exports

There will be a Q&A session directly following the conclusion of the presentation.

Cost: $25.00
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Meet the Speakers:

Joe Cortez, Senior Trade Advisor
Braumiller Consulting Group

Joe Cortez is the former U.S. Census Bureau Trade Ombudsman and Regulations Chief. He was responsible for the staff that reviewed the voluntary disclosures. He also worked with CBP, State and the Bureau of Industry and Security to recommend actions to take based on the disclosures. His experience working with the U.S. Census’ systems such as AES and AESDirect provides a unique set of skills and insight to clients. He worked closely with many other U.S. agencies, such as Customs, BIS, U.S. Dept. of State, Department of Energy, and other regulatory export agencies. Read Joe’s full bio here.

 

Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Christos Linardakis is an international and corporate attorney located in Chicago. During his 30 year career, he has established corporate compliance programs in Environmental Product Compliance, Global Trade Compliance, Cybersecurity, as well as International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) compliance programs, and FCPA & Antibribery/Anticorruption Programs. He has handled investigations/ subpoenas/ disclosures involving nearly all U.S. government agencies including in China and the E.U.  Read Christos’ full bio here.

Oct
14
Wed
MAPI Forum USMCA vs NAFTA What Manufacturers Need to Know
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

The United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) recently went into effect on July 1, 2020, which ended the twenty-six year reign of NAFTA. While much of the agreement is like NAFTA, it is critical for manufacturers, importers, and exporters to understand the key differences, and how these changes may impact current operations.

During this one-hour webinar, Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner of Braumiller Law Group, and Jennifer Horvath, Partner at Braumiller Law Group, will discuss:

  • Changes to rules of origin with a focus on the industry sectors (automotive, chemicals, rubber & plastics, textile) that are particularly impacted
  • Differences in the process for completing certificates of origin
  • Guidance for sourcing, recordkeeping and accounting, and customs entry processes to comply and prepare for USMCA audits
  • New regulations coming out of Canada and Mexico as a result of USMCA

Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Braumiller Law Group

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 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.

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

 

 

 

 


Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

Jennifer Horvath advises companies about issues related to import, export and international trade laws, leveraging her extensive corporate regulatory compliance background to provide exceptional analysis of regulatory compliance issues. She has extensive experience in dealing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce and the Department of State.

She assists companies with a range of international trade issues, including advising Fortune-ranked companies on complex Customs and export issues. Her practice before U.S. Customs and Border Protection includes strategizing voluntary disclosures (prior disclosure), protest filings, application of free trade agreements (NAFTA, U.S. Korea, etc.) and obtaining release of seized merchandise, as well as extensive experience in representing companies with tariff classifications across a wide range of industries. She has assisted companies in preparation and representation with Customs audits and Focused Assessments.

Bio:https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/jennifer-horvath/

 

 

 


Registration: (click the link below)
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Oct
20
Tue
ITAR? YOUTAR!!
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

international traffic in arms regulations

ITAR? YOUTAR!!

An introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations governing export of defense articles and technical data.

A webinar with Bruce Leeds,
Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Tuesday, October 20th, 11 AM- Noon CDT

Some major points covered in the webinar:

  • Commodity jurisdiction – what is subject to the ITAR
  • Getting started – registration, fees and empowered officials
  • Important definitions
  • The US Munitions List
  • Types of licenses and agreements
  • Major license exemptions
  • Prior disclosures and penalties

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 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/

Bruce H. Leeds

Registration: (click the link below)
https://www.bigmarker.com/braumiller-law-group-pllc/ITAR-YouTar?show_live_page=true

Cost: $25

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This webinar is approved for
1 CCS/CES/MES credit.