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 a licensed customhouse broker and trade compliance specialist who has been working in the supply chain field for over thirty years. Kelly assists companies in managing their import and export trade activity, CTPAT security, and develop inhouse training programs.

Kelly is the Chief Operating Officer of Blue Tiger International and earned her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from St. Joseph’s University.

Kelly is a specialist in both import and export operations, security, compliance, logistics, and supply chain management.

Aaron Tambrini

Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

SAC Aaron Tambrini joined the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) in January 2017 and was selected as the Chicago Field Office’s Special Agent in Charge (SAC) in July 2021 having served since April 2018 as the Assistant SAC.  Prior to joining OEE January 2017, SAC Tambrini served for over 13 years as a U.S. Department of State (DOS)-Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent (SA) and Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in Chicago, Tunisia, Minneapolis, Mauritania, Madagascar, and Washington, DC.  SAC Tambrini manages a team in four Midwestern cities charged with conducting violations of export regulations related to dual use items originating in eleven states and throughout the world.

Jennifer Diaz


Diaz Trade Law

Jennifer Diaz is a Chambers ranked, Board Certified international attorney, author, public speaker, and is considered a leading expert in International Trade Law by The Florida Bar. She is the founder of Diaz Trade Law, the most diverse customs and international trade law firm in South Florida. Established in 2016, the woman-led, multi-lingual law firm specializes in import and export transactions, compliance with U.S. federal government agencies laws and regulations, and enforcement mitigation.

Mrs. Diaz is an expert in working with the many Federal agencies that regulate trade, including the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). She handles issues relating to “pre-compliance” including ensuring compliance with federal government agencies prior to importation or exportation. She assists clients with intellectual property right (IPR) protection, including recordation with CBP of trademarks and copyrights registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).