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Event Agenda

2017 Customs Town Hall

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Presentation

Thursday 8:30 AM - 8:35 AM

Welcome

Welcome

Presentation

Thursday 8:35 AM - 8:45 AM

Nissan Welcome

Nissan Welcome

Presentation

Thursday 8:45 AM - 9:25 AM

CBP Today-Challenges, Priorities and Opportunities

George Weise, former Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, will share his perspective in this keynote address on how CBP has evolved since its creation and the uncertainty surrounding the new Administration's trade policy. He will discuss the significant challenges the organization is confronting today and the priorities CBP has established to tackle those challenges. George's remarks will help the audience better relate to the challenges facing CBP, provide recommendations on how the trade community can be successful in this unsettled environment and serve as a constructive step for participants to develop an effective strategy to identify opportunities in this new environment.

Presentation

Thursday 9:25 AM - 9:50 AM

CBP Update

CBP Update

Presentation

Thursday 9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Networking Break

Networking Break

Presentation

Thursday 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

U.S. Dept. of Commerce(ITA)-Understanding ADD/CVD

U.S. Dept. of Commerce(ITA)-Understanding ADD/CVD

Presentation

Trade Outreach & Guidance in U.S. Export Best Practices

Understand about your role and responsibility in different types of export transactions. Learn best practices in export compliance and reporting requirements. Learn about the capabilities and benefits of ACE Export Reports.

Presentation

Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

10 Mintue Transition Break

10 Mintue Transition Break

Presentation

Thursday 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Encryption Tech/"Connected Cars"/Export Control Implications

This presentation will review the export control implications for connected vehicles and their components/subsystems, with particular emphasis on encryption, communications capabilities, and autonomous driving technology. For example, the use of encryption supports part/subsystem authentication, as well as secures sensitive or critical data exchanged between subsystems. Communications technologies, such as cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support subsystem data exchanges, as well as in-vehicle connectivity and data exchanged with the cloud. LIDAR, image processing, and navigation systems are critical components of autonomous vehicles. Hear about how the export controls are structured with respect to these areas (and others), and which regulatory exemptions are available, so that your organization can manage compliance risk.

Presentation

CTPAT/Trusted Trader Programs Update

CTPAT/Trusted Trader Programs Update

Presentation

Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Lunch

Presentation

Thursday 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

U.S. Economics Sanctions Developments- What You Need To Know

"From Iran, to Cuba, to Sudan as well as Russia and Venezuela, this presentation will review key US sanctions programs and restrictions, as well as how those programs impact the operations of US companies and their foreign affiliates and ventures. The presentation will also address compliance expectations and challenges."

Presentation

Thursday 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Partnering W/ Your Customs Broker

Mr. Michael A. Capuzzi, Principal of the Law Offices of Michael A. Capuzzi, P.A. and the International Trade Compliance Group, LLC and Mr. Joe Trulik, President of Russell A. Farrow, a full service customs broker, freight forwarder and logistics service provider will host an informative and interactive conversation on the benefits of positive, collaborative relationships between customs brokers, outside legal and consulting resources, and the importer/exporter. 

 

Included in this discussion will be:

 

  • Understanding the different roles and licensing requirements of customs brokers and freight forwarders and how they interact with the importer/exporter
  • The importance of early and ongoing communications including development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Creation and regular maintenance of databases with relevant, current and complete compliance information
  • Establishing best practices between all parties to best serve the import/exporter and ensure correct information is reported to the appropriate Customs authorities 

Presentation

Thursday 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

Networking Break

Presentation

Thursday 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Thomson Reuters- Global Trade Survey Preliminary Results

Thomson Reuters- Global Trade Survey Preliminary Results

Presentation

Thursday 3:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Trade Policy-NAFTA Renegotiation & FTA Developments

Trade Policy-NAFTA Renegotiation & FTA Developments

Presentation

Thursday 4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Wrap Up/Drawing

Wrap Up/Drawing

Presentation

Thursday 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

AIAG Reception

AIAG Reception

Presentation

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Established in 1982, AIAG is a not-for-profit association where professionals from a diverse group of stakeholders - including retailers, suppliers of all sizes, automakers, manufacturers, service providers, academia and government - work collaboratively to streamline industry processes via global standards development and harmonized business practices.