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    A Changing Frontier: International Trade Regulations, Compliance, and Enforcement Trends

    Whether you are just venturing into the international market or you are a long time importer and exporter, understanding US laws and regulations is critical. The last two years have brought major changes in US export control and economic sanctions laws, along with significant developments in the customs area. This presentation provides a detailed review of important updates to the laws that are relevant to your business. Sign up and make your company’s compliance program the best in class!

    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    April 22, 2015

    • Michael Hoffman - Director Western Region, Bureau of Industry and Security
    • Rick Weir - Special Agent-in-Charge, BIS Office of Export Enforcement
    • CBP Official - Electronics Center for Excellence and Expertise

    April 23, 2015

    • Matthew Lancaster – Esri
    • CBP Official - Electronics Center for Excellence and Expertise

    AGENDA

    The half-day seminar will include a review of export controls, sanctions, and imports, and highlight recent changes in the law. Specifically, the seminar will cover export control reform; changes in Cuba, Iran, Russia, and Ukraine sanctions; import compliance; the intersection of international trade and the False Claims Act; and recent enforcement actions by the Departments of Homeland Security, Treasury, Commerce, State, and Justice related to import and export laws.

    Through each section of the seminar we will provide tricks of the trade and best practices to ensure compliance with US regulations.

    Export Controls and Export Control Reform
    Presenters April 22 – Michael Hoffman, Director Western Region, Bureau of Industry and Security and Marwa Hassoun, Arent Fox

    Presenters April 23 - Matthew Lancaster, Esri and Marwa Hassoun, Arent Fox

    • Learn about export control regulations with a focus on amendments to export control laws related to the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative.

    Economic Sanctions
    Presenters Kay Georgi, Arent Fox

    • Comprehensive review of US economic sanctions laws and regulations, concentrating on Russia and Cuba policy developments.

    Imports
    Presenters CBP Official, Electronics CEE (TBD) and David Salkeld, Arent Fox

    • Recent updates to US import compliance, emphasizing recent changes to Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs) and ACE.

    Enforcement
    Presenters April 22 - Rick Weir, Special Agent-in-Charge, BIS Office of Export Enforcement, Los Angeles; Mary Carter Andrues and David Salkeld, Arent Fox

    Presenters April 23 - Mary Carter Andrues and David Salkeld, Arent Fox

    • Learn the ins and outs of how export control and import regulations are enforced, including examples of recent enforcement actions and cases.

    False Claims Act and overlap with International Trade
    Presenters Mary Carter Andrues and Karen Van Essen, Arent Fox

    • With DOJ’s increased use of the False Claims Act (FCA) to enforce control of international trade or relations, it is imperative for companies and compliance officers to understand the mechanics of an FCA action. This session provides a primer on the FCA and discusses recent cases where the Government has used the FCA to exact significant damages and penalties from companies engaged in international trade.