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C5, in partnership with the HMRC, is proud to announce the 2nd Advanced Forum on Customs Compliance. 2012 has seen several important changes to the customs compliance environment throughout Europe.
Companies must now prepare for the new Union Customs Code while the signing of the Mutual Recognition Agreement between the European Union and United States will carry substantial benefits for companies operating under the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and, in the future, Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).
Gain first hand insights from the HMRC as they address a number of key sessions throughout this 2 day, business critical forum. Capitalise on this unique opportunity to hear these recent changes and new opportunities and the impact they will have on your organisation
New for 2012:
New Mutual Recognition Agreement between the AEO and C-TPAT programme
* What the Mutual Recognition Agreement entails
* What your organisation can do now to use the Agreement
* What benefits you can expect
The new Union Customs Code:
* Key updates and priorities
* How you can upgrade your current customs compliance procedures to get in line with imminent changes
Prepare you company for potential proof of origin audits
* How to properly mark the origin of compound products
* How to ensure that your origin marking is correct
* How to secure the documents to back it up
Optimise your customs valuations: Identify and understand key strategies for working with your finance, tax and supply chain teams to choose the best valuation methods for your products
Whether AEO certified, seeking certification, or just wanting to remain compliant, learn how to train employees to make the highest standards of compliance a part of everyday life
Prepare for the multitude of countries being taken off of the Generalised Systems of Preferences list: find out how other companies are compensating
The Only Comprehensive, Practical Forum on How to Reduce Heightened,
Unique U.S. Export & Re-Export Compliance Risks in Canada.
Back in Toronto by popular demand, American Conference Institute/The Canadian Institute’s 2nd Industry Forum on “U.S. Export & Re-Export Compliance for Canadian Operations” is the only comprehensive, practical event in Canada that will allow you to network and hear from senior U.S. and Canadian government and industry professionals from the high technology, aerospace, defense, satellite, space and other industries. Benefit from Q & A and first-hand insights from senior U.S. and Canadian Government officials on export control reform, U.S. enforcement priorities, and the interaction between U.S. and Canadian export/re-export controls, privacy, human rights and security requirements.
Canadian firms, subsidiaries, affiliates, manufacturers, suppliers, freight forwarders and others that export, re-export or re-transfer U.S. export-controlled items, technical data, services and encryption materials must ensure strict compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations(ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and U.S. economic sanctions restrictions. Enforcement of U.S. export controls and economic sanctions is extra-territorial in reach, with U.S. officials targeting companies and individuals in Canada for investigations, audits, visits and harsh penalties.
Amid the new ITAR rule governing dual and third country nationals and deemed export/re-export rule under the EAR, it is critical to revisit the impact of these requirements on your export activities, employment practices, supply chain management, physical and virtual security procedures. Coupled with Canada’s Enhanced Security Strategy, it is also crucial to gain clarification on what U.S. and Canadian regulators expect for your export compliance program, security assessments, screening and supply chain management.
Equally, it is critical to make sense of the maze of ECCNs under the EAR, how the EAR interacts with Canadian requirements, and how to comply with complex end-use, end- user and encryption controls under U.S. and Canadian regulations.
March 11th, 2012
in Transportation |
The aviation industry is at a crossroads, facing unique challenges including large scale products liability claims arising from malfunctions and crashes in and out of the United States, increasing tarmac delay and TSA security check claims alleging violations of passenger rights and privacy, and the potential for criminal liability arising out of airline operations and non-compliance. These challenges, coupled with the FAA and NTSB cracking down on connecting carrier liability and other safety matters and a creative and motivated plaintiffs’ bar make it critical that outside counsel remain prepared to deal with constantly evolving regulations, case law and new theories of liability and ensure the best defense strategies in order to succeed pre-trial and at trial.
Now in its fourth year, ACI’s conference on Defending and Managing AVIATION LITIGATION is designed to offer even the most seasoned aviation attorneys valuable insights on solving these challenges and provide unparalleled networking opportunities with the likes of: Jet Blue Airways, Bell Helicopter Textron, XL Insurance Company, British Airways, Trans States Holding, United Air Lines, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, United States Aviation Underwriters, Garmin International, Air Canada, Honeywell Aerospace, Airbus, Dassault Falcon Jet …and many others.
By attending you will:
- Gain valuable business development strategies from dozens of in-house counsel and claims officers who will provide insight into case evaluation, managing the costs of litigation and working with outside counsel
- Improve your litigation strategy by hearing directly from 6 federal judges on how they interpret evidence and arguments specifically in the aviation context
- Get the latest updates on aviation investigation and enforcement trends from NTSB and FAA officials
- Understand the plaintiffs’ perspective regarding which claims are most attractive, emerging theories of liability and a plaintiff’s approach to managing aviation claims
March 10th, 2012
in Transportation |
Corporate attorneys and outside counsel for auto manufacturers and component part suppliers must find ways to reduce the cost of litigation while simultaneously dealing with the challenges of product recalls, class action claims, the increased cost in litigation product liability cases, and the rise in social media postings.
BE A PART OF THIS ESSENTIAL DEFENSE SUMMIT THAT SHAPES THE FUTURE OF PRODUCTS LIABILITY STRATEGIES IN THE YEAR AHEAD FOR LEADING LITIGATORS AND IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
February 12th, 2012
in Transportation |
The issues surrounding admiralty and maritime litigation have never been as complex as they are now. In the wake of Deepwater Horizon, all eyes are focused on the potential for litigation arising from environmental accidents, and defense counsel must be prepared to defend against new and emerging theories of liability from the plaintiffs’ bar. Moreover, the law governing admiralty and maritime claims continues to evolve, impacting everything from the type of claims that can be filed to the remedies that are available for a given claim. Add to this the multitude of factors involved in determining the proximate causes of an accident, the complex insurance claims that are often intertwined with admiralty and maritime litigation, and the procedural and jurisdictional intricacies inherent in maritime litigation, and it is clear thatdefense counsel face an uphill battle. With all of these factors putting defense counsel behind the 8-ball from the very start, there has never been a more important time in the industry to convene and exchange valuable insights and strategies with colleagues from around the nation.
In response to demand from the market, American Conference Institute has developed the National Forum on Defending and Managing Admiralty & Maritime Litigation. Our unparalleled speaker faculty, consisting of senior industry professionals, leading outside defense counsel, and renowned federal judges, will provide even the most seasoned professionals with the clarity and certainty needed to remain ahead of the curve on today’s key issues to mounting a rigorous and complete defense.
PLUS, add value to your attendance by also registering for the exclusive pre-conference Maritime Law Boot Camp and post-conference Litigation Master Class:
A. Pre-Conference Maritime Law Boot Camp – An In-Depth Analysis of the Essentials of Admiralty & Maritime Law for New Practitioners March 28, 2012 – 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
B. Post-Conference Master Class – Litigation of a Maritime Personal Injury Case From Start to Finish: Ensuring Proper Handling of the Case From the Moment the Injury Occurs and Developing an Effective Defense Strategy From Day OneMarch 30, 2012 – 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.