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Import and Export Compliance

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services


Registration - Live Webinar Only: $199.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $268.00

 

The rules of importing and exporting are consistently changing - make sure your purchasing policies are up-to-date and in compliance.

The rules of importing and exporting are consistently changing. Penalties may be incurred due to simple unawareness of a particular requirement. The primary goal of the federal government is to protect the homeland and, thus, the borders, exporters and importers are plagued with regulations that can be confusing and seemingly inconsistent.

This topic will provide you with clarification of the roles of the various agencies overseeing the import and export processes; set forth the distinctions between the governing rules and provide you with guidance as to how to proceed as a compliant importer or exporter, or both.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to identify the various federal agencies that govern importing and exporting.
  • You will be able to recognize the roles of brokers and forwarders and realize that the buck doesn't pass to either of them when it comes to regulatory compliance.
  • You will be able to review the documentation needed for exporting and importing.
  • You will be able to discuss how to comply with the governing rules in order to avoid delays and penalties accruing to your transactions.

This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues:

Import/Export Agencies

  • Missions and Priorities

Import/Export Definitions

Importer/Exporter of Record

Restricted Parties and Transactions

Documentation

Classification, Value and Preferences

Penalties and Disclosures

Compliance Programs

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CLE
  • CPE
  • ISM
  • AIPB
  • NASBA

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Peggy Chaplin Louis, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

  • Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Washington, D.C., office
  • Focuses practice on import and export regulation compliance and international shipping issues which includes negotiating and structuring international commercial transactions to minimize duties and taxes and comply with federal regulations
  • Represents clients before various agencies concerned with international commerce, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the International Trade Administration and the Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • On import matters, she advises clients on classification, valuation, marking, country of origin and preference program matters
  • Has extensive experience working with clients on internal audits and prior disclosures to prevent penalties and represents them before the government when penalties are assessed
  • Regarding export matters, she counsels clients from the application of the Export Administration Regulations and the Foreign Trade Regulations to their international shipments
  • Works with clients to classify their products correctly and assists them in complying with export clearance requirements; in addition, she represents exporters in investigations conducted by the Office of Export Enforcement and assists them in preparing and filing voluntary disclosures
  • On shipping issues, she represents clients before the Federal Maritime Commission; she files license applications for ocean freight forwarders and non-vessel-operating common carriers and represents shippers as well as ocean transportation intermediaries before the FMC in administrative actions
  • J.D. degree, University of Maryland School of Law; LL.M degree in International Commercial Law, Georgetown University Law Center; B.S. degree, Johns Hopkins University

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