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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.