ICPA Spring Conference 2020 – San Diego, CA

March 15, 2020 – March 18, 2020 all-day
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego
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ICPA Representative

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 Jennifer Horvath Internatinal Trade LawyerAct
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.


Registration opens November 1st.
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