Events

The attorneys and professionals of Braumiller Law Group,PLLC consistently receive outstanding reviews for their informative presentations.  They are well known for using a clear, compelling style to educate, update and inform a wide range of audiences about issues affecting the global trade community. Below please find a comprehensive list of the Braumiller Law Group,PLLC events currently scheduled, including in-person training, online courses, speaking engagements and more.
Apr
22
Thu
Evaluation of Country of Origin for Safeguard and AD / CVD Tariff Purposes
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am CDT

Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

to present a webinar on:

Evaluation of Country of Origin

for Safeguard and AD / CVD Tariff Purposes

Thursday, April 22nd

10:00 a.m. CST

 

Topics Covered:

  • Statutory Basis for COO Determinations
  • Key Factors in COO Analysis
  • Review of COO Rulings and Case Law
  • Recommendations

It appears that the Section 301 tariffs primarily affecting imported merchandise from China are not going away any time soon, and the impact of AD / CVD continues to present significant challenges for sourcing professionals. Against this somewhat volatile backdrop the webinar will review the rules pertaining to Country of Origin to assist in evaluating potential sourcing strategies designed to reduce or eliminate the impacts related to the Section 301 and AD/ CVD, and review the key factors considered in a COO analysis for both Section 301 and AD / CVD purposes. The webinar will also share some examples, as well as actual Customs and Agency rulings for additional guidance.

Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

Paul has nearly 30 years of experience in International Trade law. He specializes in customs and import regulatory issues, export controls and licensing, legal audits, supply chain security initiatives and establishing and managing comprehensive regulatory compliance programs.

Prior to joining Braumiller Law Group, Paul held the position of Senior Counsel, International Trade for a global Fortune 500 vehicular components manufacturer. In that capacity, he was accountable for all aspects of import and export trade compliance. His recent practice has involved assisting clients in the aviation, polymer and chemical, material handling, electronics, oil and gas, solar cell, toy and recreational equipment and vehicular components industries.

Paul also has special expertise in the areas of HTS classification, anti-dumping and countervailing duties, customs valuation, customs seizures, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, ACS Reconciliation, C-TPAT, Customs and FTC marking and ISA certification requirements. In addition, he also has considerable experience with EAR, ITAR, OFAC, and anti-boycott compliance.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/paul-fudacz/

 

Click the link below: https://www.bigmarker.com/braumiller-law-group-pllc/Evaluation-of-Country-of-Origin-for-Safeguard-and-AD-CVD-Tariff-Purposes-8f13336f206c5cc94e02178e?show_live_page=true

 

May
2
Sun
Understanding the USMCA
May 2 @ 8:00 am – May 5 @ 5:00 pm CDT

 

Adrienne Braumiller to present:

Understanding the USMCA

Moderated by Jose Gonzalez, VP of NCBFAA

Join NCBFAA for the 48th Annual Conference

“Zooming Into the Future of Trade! How Will the New Normal in Business Affect our Industry”

May 2nd – 5th

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa

Adrienne’s session will be

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

8:00- 8:45 a.m. EST

This session will assist brokers in helping their clients navigate the North American marketplace.

Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller

to be keynote speaker at the conference.

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, the nation’s leading customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCC’s, OTI’s and service providers gather to update themselves on industry developments and to connect with colleagues new and old. All NCBFAA Member and potential Regular, Affiliate, and Associate Members are strongly encouraged to consider joining us for the industry event of the year, the NCBFAA Annual Conference, where you will:
  • Learn from NCBFAA subject matter experts how to overcome industry challenges before your competitors do!
  • Hear from Federal, state, and industry experts about the latest issues affecting your business!
  • Find out what new products and services can help your bottom line from our Exhibitors in the Exhibitor MarketPlace!
  • Acquire fresh ideas by networking at numerous social venues with old friends and business colleagues while meeting new people!

 

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 duty mitigation compliance.
Adrienne has received numerous awards in recognition of her leadership and dedication to excellence:
· The State Bar of Texas named Adrienne as the recipient of the prestigious Sarah T. Hughes Women Lawyers of Achievement Award for 2019. The award honors the accomplishments of women who have achieved outstanding recognition in their professional area and who, by doing so, have paved the way for success for other women attorneys.

· Adrienne serves as the Co-Chair of the Customs Law Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.

·   Adrienne has been named by Chambers and Partners as a Leader in her Field related to International Trade: Customs in both its U.S. and Global Guides every year from 2015 – 2021. Chambers and Partners, identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

· Federal Advisory Committee Appointments: Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC) and Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) – Appointed in 2012, Adrienne serves on RPTAC, a Technical Advisory Committees that reports to the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, BIS, U.S. Department of Commerce assisting with export control reform. She previously served on COAC for 4 years where she assisted with issues related to trade facilitation and cargo security.

 

 

Jose Gonzalez is a licensed U.S. customs broker who has operated a customs house brokerage business under the same name since 1994. He was appointed to the 15th term of CBP customs advisory board (COAC) in 2018. He currently serves as V.P. for NCBFAA and previously as Area 8 Rep. He is a senior advisor to the board of the Laredo Licensed brokers (LLUSCBA). Prior to his involvement with these Committees, JD was Executive Chairman of the LLUSCBA, president of the Laredo Customs Brokers Association in 2010-2011 whom represents one of the largest concentrations of customs brokers in the nation who works closely with CBP.

 

Mr. Gonzalez has been and continues to be involved in many trade and civic related entities. A few of the organizations he is involved with are the following: Present Committee chair of The Laredo Airport Advisory Board, advisory board member of The Laredo Development Foundation past board member of the City of Laredo Blue Ribbon Committee, in addition to being recognized for several accomplishments for Trade related development.

 

Mr. Gonzalez has been actively involved in the international trade industry on a consistent basis for 28 years and has held various positions in the import and export operations, consulting, and compliance arenas. Previously he has been very instrumental in managing the Laredo Associations issues to submit to US Customs at monthly meetings and creating and marketing the education program by developing an educational outreach program that ensures that the Association meets its educational and professional goals. The programs offered by the Association are for Customs Brokers and Forwarders, as well as Trade Stakeholders that are involved in the international supply chain.

 

Mr. Gonzalez proudly served in the United States Navy from 1982 until he was honorably discharged in 1992 after being named Sailor of the Year. During his enlistment, he was involved in Mediterranean Peacekeeping operations off the coast of Beirut, operations in the North Atlantic, as well as several Western Pacific operations during the Iran Iraq crises. In addition, during his enlistment he continued his education and graduated in 1992 from National University in San Diego Ca, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting

 

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May
18
Tue
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series III, on the topic of Incoterms 
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CDT

Join NCBFAA for

Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series III, on the topic of

Incoterms

Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series III

Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

to present: Incoterms

May 18th, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

The NCBFAA Educational Institute in cooperation with the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce, invite you to attend a webinar on Incoterms. Learn the most current Incoterms for 2021 and how to best use them for your shipment. This webinar is for the advanced exporter. 

 

NCBFAA and the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce are working closely together to offer this webinar. It will be hosted on the GoToWebinar platform. 

 

Bonnie Kersch, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, has worked in the compliance world for many years, specializing in the chemical sector. She has experience in almost every aspect of compliance including Classification, Free Trade Agreements, Export Licenses, Broker Management, Denied Parties Screening, Country of Origin Determination, Deemed Exports, Incoterm Determination, Internal Audits of Import Files, Duty Drawback, Transfer Pricing Reconciliation, Valuation, Return Order Imports, Record Retention, and more.

 

Bonnie has extensive teaching experience and has developed and presented training on numerous Trade Compliance topics throughout her career.

 

 

Registration: NCBFAA (1 CCS/CES Credit) Cost: $25

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact NEI Director Cecilia Ferrara cferrara@ncbfaa.org
Jul
25
Sun
Join ICPA for the Summer Conference
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Join ICPA for the

Summer Conference

Swan & Dolphin Hotel

1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.

Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830

(VIRTUAL & In-Person)

July 25th – 28th, 2021

Join ICPA in Orlando Florida for the Summer Conference. If you are involved in Import/Export Compliance or Operations, Supply Chain Compliance or Security, Internal Controls or Government Relations this is the conference for you.

Our speakers are experienced, knowledgeable professionals. The sessions are educational and provide time for questions. You will be provided access to all of the speaker presentations we have permission to share after the event.

There will be three tracks running simultaneously; Import, Export and General. All sessions will be available onsite and online. You are not restricted to one track you may move between them. There will be a limited number of registrations available.

There is ample opportunity to network with your peers during breaks and the networking reception. A continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are included in your onsite registration fee.

Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Bruce Leeds, Senior Of Counsel, and Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group will speak on various topics.

Import, Export and General tracks. Click here for the full agenda: https://www.icpainc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Summer-Agenda-2021.pdf?v=2

Adrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group, Partner and Founder

Understanding the USMCA

Monday, July 26th,

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

(Import track)

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.

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.

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

Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

False Claims Act

Tuesday, July 27th,

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

(General track)

 

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.

Her practice in export control issues has included helping companies navigate export control regulations, which include interpreting the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Federal Trade Regulations (FTR), and the Anti-Boycott regulations. She has assisted companies in building a comprehensive export compliance management program to deal with export control issues and to limit their exposure to liability.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/jennifer-horvath/
Bruce H. Leeds

 

Bruce Leeds, Senior of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Understanding Export Licensing Requirements

Wednesday, July 28th

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

(Export track)

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 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/

 

Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade AdvisorBraumiller Consulting Group

Incoterms

Monday, July 26th,

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

(General track)

Bonnie Kersch, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, has worked in the compliance world for many years, specializing in the chemical sector. She has experience in almost every aspect of compliance including Classification, Free Trade Agreements, Export Licenses, Broker Management, Denied Parties Screening, Country of Origin Determination, Deemed Exports, Incoterm Determination, Internal Audits of Import Files, Duty Drawback, Transfer Pricing Reconciliation, Valuation, Return Order Imports, Record Retention, and more.

Bonnie has extensive teaching experience and has developed and presented training on numerous Trade Compliance topics throughout her career.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerconsulting.com/bio/bonnie-kersch/

Registration & Agenda: (click the link below)

https://web.cvent.com/event/a2a58627-2c6c-4566-a7b0-0a444a5e77ce/regProcessStep1:e0942371-6ed9-40f0-bc6b-3bb8444fa509

 

15 CCS/CES Points

For all webinar presentations conducted by Braumiller Law Group Attorneys, and Braumiller Consulting Group Senior Trade Advisors, visit the on-demand library at this link: