International Strategic Trade Compliance: Improving Your Firm’s Bottom Line
With the ever perplexed trade regulations and high competition in the marketplace, companies who aim to thrive in their global trade business should start pinning strategic international trade compliance in their corporate goals. As non-compliance with trade rules may lead to severe consequences such as loss of exporting or government contracting privileges, penalties, audits, seizures and even, in extreme cases, imprisonment, it is crucial for companies to have a clear understanding of the existing trade regulations and economic sanctions. Enhanced compliance programs can provide a competitive edge, especially for companies in government procurement supply chains, and may also help in optimizing global trade operations and mitigating litigation risks.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices with respect to International Strategic Trade Compliance. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing effective trade strategies while ensuring compliance with applicable laws.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- International Trade Compliance
- Recent Compliance Issues and Challenges
- Trends and Competition Implications
- Export Control Management
- Best Compliance Practices
- Here’s what compliance (basic info) requires…
- Pitfalls and problems with non-compliance
- When you do comply – gain a competitive edge
Maria E. Celis, Esq., Partner
John M. Peterson, Attorney
Neville Peterson LLP
Manifest data and uses
- False Claims Act and Lanham Act cases
- 9801.00.10 Goods imported and returned to the U.S.
- 9802.00.40/50 Repairs and alterations (allows substitution of fungible goods)
- low value limit imports raised to $800
- drawback to the 8 digit level
Enforce and Protect Act
- the role of CBP in enforcing AD/CVD orders
Free Trade Claims May Be Made at Protest
- Zojirushi case
- what are they (allegations of negligence, gross negligence, and fraud)
- how does Customs have to present them on the administrative level
- how may Customs enforce them in the Courts (Nitek case)
- impact of Trek Leather case on liability of individuals
Who Should Attend:
- Export Compliance Counsel
- Export Control Consultants
- Export Control Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers
- Senior Executives
- International Trade Counsel
- International Traders
- Export and Import Compliance Officers
- Export and Import Coordinators and Administrators
- Trade Logistics Firms
- Other related Professionals
Ken Nunnenkamp is a Partner in Dentons' National Security and Export Controls practice who represents and assists clients in international trade, national security and related matters before US government agencies, including the US Departments of State, Commerce, Homeland Security, Defense and Treasury, and in federal courts. His practice encompasses internal investigations and disclosures (voluntary disclosures and responding to government demands); federal court defense against government actions; compliance counseling and training; transactional due diligence (including both domestic and cross-border transactions) and statutory submissions to US government agencies.
As an industry leader, Ken lectures regularly on CFIUS, export investigations and export control and compliance issues. He is an author of numerous articles and book chapters, and serves as a resource for general and industry publications regarding export, economic, and national security issues.
Ken Nunnenkamp is a Partner in Dentons' National Security and Export Controls practice who represents and assists clients in international …
John Peterson has practiced international trade and Customs law since 1977, and has enjoyed every minute of it. His practice embraces all phases of trade law, from counseling and import planning, to representation of clients before government agencies, and litigation in United States and foreign courts. Each new engagement allows him to learn about different industries, products, technologies and people. Whether the practice of law takes him to a high rise office tower in Asia, a factory on a Caribbean Island, or the control room of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, he relishes the opportunity to help clients solve problems and improve their operation.
John regularly represents foreign and domestic clients before United States Customs and Border Protection, the United States International Trade Commission, the United States Department of Commerce, the Foreign Trade Zones Board the Office of United States Trade Representative, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Departments of State and Treasury. He also assists clients with issues arising before foreign Customs authorities and international organizations, including the World Trade Organization and the World Customs Organization.
John Peterson has practiced international trade and Customs law since 1977, and has enjoyed every minute of it. His practice …
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About Neville Peterson LLP
Neville Peterson LLP is a law firm concentrating in international and domestic trade regulation matters. For more than 25 years, the firm has provided legal counsel and representation to foreign and domestic corporations and industries, governments, Customhouse brokers, freight forwarders, carriers and individuals in the areas of international trade, Customs law, export controls, intellectual property, antitrust, shipping, product safety, and related Federal regulatory disciplines.
The firm’s practice spans administrative representation, litigation and counseling before United States and foreign agencies, courts and international organizations.