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CBP Regulatory & Policy Initiatives: How Will it Impact Your Business?

~Session Details~ Monday, August 1st | 11:50 AM-1:20 PM CDT This session will discuss advance data collection, non-traditional parties, ACE 2.0, Global Business Identifiers, and Broker Modernization/Continuing Education and how doe these seemingly interrelate and what can you do now to prepare. ~Session Speakers~ Amy Magnus Director of Customs Affairs A.N. Deringer, Inc. Amy Magnus, […]

Staying Connected in a Remote Workplace

~Session Details~ Tuesday, August 2nd | 2:50 PM-4:20 PM This session will discuss best strategies for how teams can stay connected while working remotely. ~Session Speakers~ Robert Calvin Associate KPMG LLP Robert Calvin (“RC”) is an Associate with KPMG LLP’s Trade & Customs practice located in Chicago, IL.  Robert has a wealth of experience in […]

Centers of Excellence and Expertise: Maximizing Engagement

~Session Details~ Tuesday, August 2nd | 2:50 PM-4:20 PM This session will discuss how to deepen connections and engagement within the centers of excellence. ~Session Speakers~ Lenny Feldman, Esq. Senior Partner Sandler, Traivs, & Rosenberg, P.A. Lenny Feldman, Esq. is a Senior Partner of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., where he serves on the Firm’s […]

Best Practices for Export Compliance

~Session Details~ Tuesday, August 2nd | 1:20 PM-2:50 PM This session will use high-profile case studies to lead a discussion around comprehensive export compliance, export violations, systems of Voluntary Self-Disclosures/Voluntary Disclosures available for exporters, and the importance of ongoing training. ~Session Speakers~ Kelly Raia Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Blue Tiger International Kelly is […]

C-TPAT:  Is it Evolving?

Session Speakers Allen Gina Co-Founder CT Strategies Mr. Allen Gina is the President and Co-Founder of CT Strategies which provides strategic services to clients seeking current and innovative insight into border management and supply chain challenges in the U.S. and around the world. Prior to establishing CT Strategies, Mr. Gina served as Assistant Commissioner for […]

Trade Data Analytics: Using Data Smartly

Session Speakers Tim N. Gildea Founder NU Borders Prior to founding NU Borders LLC, Special Agent (Retired) Timothy N. Gildea worked for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and its predecessor agency U.S. Customs Service from 1983 to 2014. He has conducted numerous cross-border crime investigations and served on several forces […]

Binding Rulings: Understanding the Best Strategy for Using

Session Speakers Erik Smithweiss Partner GDLSK Erik Smithweiss is a partner resident in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Smithweiss represents clients on issues before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Commerce, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Food & Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission and other agencies that regulate the international trade in goods. […]

Advanced Drawback Strategies

Session Speakers David Corn is Executive Vice President of Comstock and C.J. Holt, starting his drawback career in 2011. With years of experience in the market research field, he has a successful history with large commodity clients and has created, managed, and presented projects in consumer research, sales and statistical analysis, and marketplace dynamics. Mr. […]

Strategies to Minimize Duty Liability

Session Speakers Robert Stein Vice President of Customs & Trade Compliance Mohawk Global Logistics Robert Stein is Vice President of Customs & Trade Compliance for Mohawk Global Logistics. He has almost 30 years of experience in Customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and consulting. With a broad base of trade experience, Robert is an expert in import […]

Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing

~Session Details~ Tuesday, August 2nd | 8:00 AM-9:30 AM CDT Join BDO USA, LLP and Schaeffler Group USA, Inc. for a discussion about customs valuation and the key ingredients for transaction value between related companies. The discussion will cover the basic transfer pricing for income tax and why it matters for customs valuation. We will […]