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President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau concluded their visit at the White House this week with a joint press conference, during which the two leaders committed to working together to pursue “shared interests” in domestic security and trade between the two countries notwithstanding different stances on issues such as immigration. With respect to NAFTA, Mr. Trump commented that the U.S. would be “tweaking” its “outstanding trade relationship with Canada,” while the relationship with Mexico would require more work “to make it a fair deal for both parties.”
In the last edition of Practical Insights, I discussed three individual priorities for trade compliance professionals to consider implementing this year during these uncertain times. In this edition, I discuss organization-wide goals to help you enhance your organization’s trade compliance program in 2017.
The Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Office of Exporter Services recently revised its Export Compliance Guidelines and Audit Module and combined the content into one easy-to-use booklet. The revised resource is intended to provide useful guidance and assistance to companies as they create or enhance their Export Compliance Programs.
In order to implement the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended, on February 10, 2017, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued regulations to adjust for inflation the maximum amount of civil monetary penalties that may be assessed under relevant OFAC regulations, including regulations issued pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA).
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The Annual Export Control Forum is a specialized program focused on export compliance. This one and one-half day event will feature experts from the principal export control agencies to include the Bureau of Industry and Security; the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control; and the Census Bureau. Register→
These one-day seminars provide the latest information on export filing requirements. Experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will discuss topics such as mandatory export filing requirements, how to avoid common penalties and seizure of cargo, export control requirements, classifying products by Schedule B number and ECCNs, best practices for maintaining compliance with export regulations, ACE, and more. This seminar will also be held in Long Beach, on Feb. 23. Register→
Join the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America for a conference that brings together more than 600 of the international trade industry's top representatives from around the United States. For five days in New Orleans, the nation's leading customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI's and service providers will gather here to update themselves on industry developments and to connect with colleagues. Register→
HANNOVER MESSE offers unmatched international exposure for U.S. companies, institutions, and economic development organizations participating as exhibitors in the U.S. delegation. It consists of seven leading trade shows and an investment summit all in one, with industry pavilions for digital factory, energy, industrial automation, industrial supply, motion/drive/automation, ComVac, and research and technology, connecting exhibitors to potential customers across relevant industry sectors. Register→
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