4th Advanced Forum on

Import Compliance

Monday, September 22, 2008

About

Is your company prepared to withstand the re-regulation of trade and increased CBP enforcement?

US importers are under tremendous pressure to comply with fast-changing trade regulations and deliver their products on time and cost efficiently. The highly anticipated 10+2 regulation, strengthened import safety rules, increased IPR enforcement at the border, and trade fraud now designated as a CBP priority send a clear message that US importers must be vigilant about setting up effective internal controls to meet new customs requirements.

Now in its 4th successful year, the American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on Import Compliance, is the event that import compliance professionals rely on for comprehensive, insightful and practical guidance on how to set up a successful import compliance program. Benefit from the practical perspective of senior corporate customs compliance executives and get an update on 10+2, ACE, ISA, C-TPAT validations and import safety standards, and hear from top CBP representatives on enforcement priorities. This year’s agenda will include the latest information on:

  • Planning for and implementing 10+2
  • Adapting import operations to meet new import safety standards
  • Managing multiple FTAs
  • Harmonizing customs valuation and tax requirements
  • How to complete the disclosure process and ensure credit is received
  • Identifying if ISA is right for your company
  • Recording priority trademarks and copyrights with CBP
  • Harmonizing C-TPAT and foreign cargo security into an effective global security program
  • Key considerations for a successful overseas C-TPAT validation

Contents & Contributors

About

Is your company prepared to withstand the re-regulation of trade and increased CBP enforcement?

US importers are under tremendous pressure to comply with fast-changing trade regulations and deliver their products on time and cost efficiently. The highly anticipated 10+2 regulation, strengthened import safety rules, increased IPR enforcement at the border, and trade fraud now designated as a CBP priority send a clear message that US importers must be vigilant about setting up effective internal controls to meet new customs requirements.

Now in its 4th successful year, the American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on Import Compliance, is the event that import compliance professionals rely on for comprehensive, insightful and practical guidance on how to set up a successful import compliance program. Benefit from the practical perspective of senior corporate customs compliance executives and get an update on 10+2, ACE, ISA, C-TPAT validations and import safety standards, and hear from top CBP representatives on enforcement priorities. This year’s agenda will include the latest information on:

  • Planning for and implementing 10+2
  • Adapting import operations to meet new import safety standards
  • Managing multiple FTAs
  • Harmonizing customs valuation and tax requirements
  • How to complete the disclosure process and ensure credit is received
  • Identifying if ISA is right for your company
  • Recording priority trademarks and copyrights with CBP
  • Harmonizing C-TPAT and foreign cargo security into an effective global security program
  • Key considerations for a successful overseas C-TPAT validation

Contents & Contributors

PREPARING FOR THE IMPORTER SECURITY FILING (AKA “10+2”)
Bruce H. Leeds, The Boeing Company (Long Beach, CA)

PREPARING FOR 10+2
Suzanne J. Hoeger, Abbott (Abbott Park, IL)

10+2 THE LIABILITIES
Amy Magnus, A.N. Deringer (Champlain, NY)

MAXIMIZING ACE AND ITRAC DATA BENEFITS
Don Huber, General Electric Company (Ft. Myers, FL)

IMPORT SAFETY: ADAPTING CUSTOMS OPERATIONS TO MEET HIGHER SAFETY STANDARDS
Timothy S. Ernst, Del Monte Corporation (San Francisco, CA)

IMPLEMENTING AND MONITORING AN EFFECTIVE IMPORT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
Sally Meier, IBM (Boulder, CO)

IMPLEMENTING AND MONITORING AN EFFECTIVE IMPORT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
Carol Fuchs, Tyco International Inc. (Washington, DC)

FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS: MANAGING AND RECONCILING REQUIREMENTS OF MULTIPLE AGREEMENTS
Steve Johnsen, Bayer Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA)

STREAMLINING THE FTA PROCESS
Tereza Horsky, Sojitz Corporation of America (New York, NY)

IDENTIFYING AND OVERCOMING CUSTOMS VALUATION CHALLENGES
Kenneth G. Weigel, Alston & Bird (Washington, DC)

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING PROCEDURES
Meredith Covey, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING PROCEDURES
Matthew M. Nolan, Arent Fox LLP (Washington, DC)

IMPORT ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES: TRADE FRAUD AS A NEW PTI
Alan C. Cohen, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Washington, DC)

PRIOR DISCLOSURES: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO FILE
Lourdes Valdez-Carson, Flextronics (Plano, TX)
David P. Sanders, Williams Mullen (Washington, DC)

MANAGING IMPORT COMPLIANCE AT TARGET – ISA
Mark Schissel, Target Corporation (Minneapolis, MN)

FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
Velda Griffin, Customs and Border Protection (Philadelphia, PA)

IPR: IMPLEMENTING PROACTIVE STRATEGIES TO PROTECT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AT THE BORDER
Barry O’Brien, Hasbro, Inc (East Providence, RI)

MANAGING A C-TPAT GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP: 10 BEST PRACTICES
Karen M. Beaver, Northrop Grumman Corporation (Baltimore, MD)

C-TPAT: PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE
Paula Swanson, Sanofi Pasteur (Swiftwater, PA)

MANAGING C-TPAT AND INTEGRATING SECURITY REQUIREMENTS INTO AN EFFECTIVE GLOBAL PROGRAM
Courtney Seelinger, Tektronix (Beaverton, OR)

FOREIGN C-TPAT VALIDATIONS: HOW TO PASS THE TEST OF AN OVERSEAS VISIT
DJ Garner, Logitech (Fremont, CA)

DEALING WITH INCREASED ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY – HTSUS, CHAPTER 98
Michael E. Roll, Pisani & Roll PLLC (Los Angeles, CA)



DOCUMENT TYPES: PPT DOC PDF PPTX PPS PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 25

8:00
Registration and Coffee
8:30
Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Chairs
Mr. Barry O'Brien
Director of Global Trade and Customs
Hasbro‚ Inc.
Mr. Robert J. Pisani
Partner
Pisani & Roll
8:45
Preparing for 10+2: What to do Now to Meet Additional Data Requirements
Mr. Bruce H. Leeds
Senior Export/Import Advisor
The Boeing Company
1 file
Leeds
476 KB 8 pages Presentation
PPT - Leeds
Ms. Suzanne J. Hoeger
Director‚ Customs & Trade Compliance
Abbott Laboratories
1 file
Hoeger
631.5 KB 17 pages Presentation
PPT - Hoeger
Amy Magnus
Director of Customs Affairs and Compliance
A.N. Deringer, inc.
1 file
Magnus
166.5 KB 14 pages Presentation
PPT - Magnus
10:00
Coffee Break
10:15
Maximizing ACE and ITRAC Data Benefits
Mr. Don Huber
Global Customs Manager
General Electric Company
3 files
Huber
2.4 MB 38 pages Presentation
PPT - Huber
Huber2
207.5 KB 20 pages Presentation
DOC - Huber2
Huber3
153.5 KB 6 pages Presentation
DOC - Huber3
11:00
Import Safety: Adapting Customs Operations to Meet Higher Safety Standards
Mr. Timothy S. Ernst
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Del Monte Foods
2 files
Ernst
498 KB 34 pages Presentation
PPT - Ernst
Ernst2
1.6 MB 68 pages Presentation
PDF - Ernst2
12:00
Networking Luncheon for Attendees and Speakers
13:15
Implementing and Monitoring an Effective Import Compliance Program
Ms. Sally Meier
International Trade Compliance Manager‚ U.S.
International Business Machines
1 file
Meier
1.2 MB 31 pages Presentation
PPT - Meier
Ms. Carol Fuchs
International Trade Counsel
Tyco International (US) Inc.
1 file
Fuchs
1.8 MB 46 pages Presentation
PPT - Fuchs
Mr. Kevin J. Willis
Senior Director‚ Export/Import Operations
Raytheon Company
14:30
Managing and Reconciling Multiple FTA Requirements to Minimize Duties
Mr. Steve Johnsen
Manager‚ International Trade Compliance
Bayer Corporation
1 file
Johnsen
4.2 MB 16 pages Presentation
PPT - Johnsen
Ms. Tereza Horsky
Import/Export Compliance Analyst
Sojitz Corporation of America
1 file
Horsky
1.4 MB 24 pages Presentation
PPT - Horsky
15:30
Afternoon Refreshments
15:45
Overcoming Customs Valuation Challenges: Transfer Pricing and Assists
-Mr. Kenneth G. Weigel
Partner
Alston & Bird
1 file
Weigel
222.5 KB 31 pages Presentation
PPT - Weigel
16:30
Developing Effective Country of Origin Marking Procedures
Meredith Covey
Director‚ Customs Operations & Compliance
Williams-Sonoma‚ Inc.
1 file
Covey
2.4 MB 26 pages Presentation
PPT - Covey
-Mr. Matthew M. Nolan
Partner
Arent Fox LLP
1 file
Nolan
707 KB 60 pages Presentation
PPT - Nolan
17:30
Conference Adjourns
8:30
Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks
8:35
Import Enforcement Priorities: Trade Fraud as a new PTI
Ms. Marcy M. Forman
Director‚ Office of Investigations
Immigration and Customs Enforcement‚ U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Alan C. Cohen
Senior Attorney, Penalties Branch
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1 file
Cohen
208.5 KB 23 pages Presentation
PPT - Cohen
9:45
Prior Disclosures: How to Know When It's Time to File
Ms. Lourdes Valdez-Carson
Sr. Manager‚ Global Trade Compliance
Flextronics
Mr. David P. Sanders
Partner
Williams Mullen
1 file
Sanders.Valdez-Carson
482 KB 35 pages Presentation
PPT - Sanders.Valdez-Carson
10:45
Coffee Break
11:00
Is Your Company ISA Ready? Solving the ISA vs FA Dilemma
Mr. Mark Schissel
Manager‚ Global Trade Operations
Target Corporation
1 file
Schissel
1.5 MB 11 pages Presentation
PPT - Schissel
Ms. Allison Hughes
Trade Compliance Advisor
Hitachi High Technologies
12:00
Keynote Address: Preparing for a Focused Assessment
Ms. Velda Griffin
Field Director - Office of International Trade‚ Regulatory Audit‚ Philadelphia Field Office
Customs and Border Protection
1 file
Griffin
868 KB 56 pages Presentation
PPT - Griffin
12:30
Luncheon for Attendees and Speakers
13:45
IPR: Implementing Proactive Strategies to Protect Intellectual Property at the Border
Mr. Barry O'Brien
Director of Global Trade and Customs
Hasbro‚ Inc.
1 file
OBrien
518.1 KB 15 pages Presentation
PPTX - OBrien
Mr. Sturgis M. Sobin
Partner
Covington & Burling LLP
14:45
Managing C-TPAT and Integrating Global Security Requirements into an Effective Global Program
Ms. Karen M. Beaver
Transportation and Logistics Operations
Northrop Grumman Corporation
1 file
Beaver
1.5 MB 7 pages Presentation
PPS - Beaver
Ms. Paula Swanson
Deputy Director of Customs
Sanofi Pasteur
1 file
Swanson
1.4 MB 20 pages Presentation
PPT - Swanson
Courtney Seelinger
Senior Manager
Tektronix, Inc. (Portland, OR)
1 file
Seelinger
199 KB 9 pages Presentation
PPT - Seelinger
16:00
Foreign C-TPAT Validations: How to Pass the Test of an Overseas Visit
Mr. DJ Garner
World Wide Trade Compliance Manager
Logitech Inc
1 file
Garner
1.1 MB 14 pages Presentation
PPT - Garner
16:30
Return of US Goods: Dealing with Increased Enforcement Activity in Chapter 98
Michael Roll, Panel Moderator
Partner
Pisani & Roll LLP
1 file
Roll
1.5 MB 73 pages Presentation
PPT - Roll
17:15
Conference Ends and Closing Remarks