3rd Advanced Forum on

Global Customs Compliance

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

About

Can Your Company Afford International Customs Disputes And Border Delays?

As a customs and trade compliance executive, your accountability has expanded beyond U.S. requirements. You need to learn and stay on top of the rules and practices in many countries – rules and practices which change on a regular basis and vary substantially from country to country. Moreover, there is a general worldwide trend to tighten rules, strictly enforce documentation and other requirements, and penalize non-compliance.

Failure to be informed and plan ahead in this ever-evolving and complex arena can result in border delays, stiff penalties and missed production and delivery deadlines. Now more than ever before, you need to be current on foreign customs laws and what they mean for your company's worldwide compliance and sourcing efforts.

Its 3rd successful year, the ACI's "Advanced Forum on Global Customs Compliance" is an event that international trade compliance professionals rely on for comprehensive, insightful and practical guidance on global customs compliance issues.

The accompanying publication is a collection of presentations, filled with the practical perspectives of seasoned corporate global compliance executives from companies such as Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, Cisco Systems, Royal Phillips Electronics, Alcatel Submarine Networks, Dresser, Microsoft, Philips International, Mattel and Nissan Motor. Get an update on key import and customs developments in Asia, Latin America and Europe, and learn how industry is setting up internal controls to comply in this constantly changing global legal landscape. This year's agenda will include the latest information on:

  • Assessing the security of your foreign vendors' facilities
  • Getting goods in and out of India
  • How to adapt to port of entry differences and expedite clearance in key Chinese ports
  • Addressing customs issues directly with foreign governments
  • Key customs developments in South-East Asia, Latin America and Europe

Contents & Contributors

About

Can Your Company Afford International Customs Disputes And Border Delays?

As a customs and trade compliance executive, your accountability has expanded beyond U.S. requirements. You need to learn and stay on top of the rules and practices in many countries – rules and practices which change on a regular basis and vary substantially from country to country. Moreover, there is a general worldwide trend to tighten rules, strictly enforce documentation and other requirements, and penalize non-compliance.

Failure to be informed and plan ahead in this ever-evolving and complex arena can result in border delays, stiff penalties and missed production and delivery deadlines. Now more than ever before, you need to be current on foreign customs laws and what they mean for your company's worldwide compliance and sourcing efforts.

Its 3rd successful year, the ACI's "Advanced Forum on Global Customs Compliance" is an event that international trade compliance professionals rely on for comprehensive, insightful and practical guidance on global customs compliance issues.

The accompanying publication is a collection of presentations, filled with the practical perspectives of seasoned corporate global compliance executives from companies such as Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, Cisco Systems, Royal Phillips Electronics, Alcatel Submarine Networks, Dresser, Microsoft, Philips International, Mattel and Nissan Motor. Get an update on key import and customs developments in Asia, Latin America and Europe, and learn how industry is setting up internal controls to comply in this constantly changing global legal landscape. This year's agenda will include the latest information on:

  • Assessing the security of your foreign vendors' facilities
  • Getting goods in and out of India
  • How to adapt to port of entry differences and expedite clearance in key Chinese ports
  • Addressing customs issues directly with foreign governments
  • Key customs developments in South-East Asia, Latin America and Europe

Contents & Contributors


ESTABLISHING A WORLDWIDE CARGO SECURITY PROGRAM: KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Renée E. Stein, Microsoft Corporation

CHALLENGES IN GLOBAL CARGO SECURITY FROM A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
Wolter Boerman, Royal Philips Electronics

ESTABLISHING A WORLDWIDE CARGO SECURITY PROGRAM
Arthur Litman, Fedex Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage, Inc.

COMPATIBILITY OF SECURITY AND FACILITATION OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND TRADE
Pascal Meunier, Thales
Arian Leonard, Thales

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING REQUIREMENTS, ESTABLISHING A WORLDWIDE MARKING PROGRAM
Matthew Nolan, Arent Fox

DEVELOPING A GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR UNIFORM TARIFF CLASSIFICATION
Richard Ito, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd

COPING WITH CUSTOMS VALUATION ISSUES IN CHINA
Matthew McConkey, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary

EXPEDITING CUSTOMS CLEARANCE IN CHINA
April Kun Zhai, Hewlett-Packard Company

THE IMPORT ENVIRONMENT IN INDIA: KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN 2006
Rohan Shah, Economic Laws Practice

INDIAN CUSTOMS – THE QUALCOMM EXPERIENCE
Tim Brooks, Qualcomm

TRADE COMPLIANCE IN CENTRAL EASTERN EUROPE (CEE)
Jill Franze, Cisco Systems

EASTERN EUROPE IN TRANSITION: ENSURING CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE
Mary Alice Lee, International Customs Strategies LLC

CUSTOMS DEVELOPMENTS AND ENFORCEMENT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Laurent Ruessmann, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood

MANAGING MULTIPLE FTA's
Don Huber, General Electric Company

GETTING MANAGEMENT BUY-IN: STRATEGIES TO CREATE A GLOBAL ETHICS & COMPLIANCE CULTURE
Erin L. Crockett, Dresser Inc.

IMPLEMENTING AND MONITORING A GLOBAL CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
Charles A. Barber, Alcatel Submarine Networks Limited

GM GLOBAL CUSTOMS
Kevin M. Smith, General Motors Corporation

DOING BUSINESS WITH BRAZIL: HOW TO COMPLY WITH BRAZILIAN IMPORT REGULATIONS
Oswaldo Leite de Moraes Filho, Demarest & Almeida

THE MAQUILA INDUSTRY IN MEXICO
Ing. Francisco Javier Torres Izaguirre, Mattel Inc.
Gerardo Hernandez, Basham, Ringe Y Correa
Turenna Ramirez O., Basham, Ringe Y Correa

KEY IMPORT AND CUSTOMS LAW DEVELOPMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA: AN UPDATE
Edmundo Elías-Fernández, Baker & McKenzie



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