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In keeping with tradition, Baker & McKenzie is pleased to invite you to its annual Year-End Review of Import/Export Developments. This year’s two-day conference will be held Wednesday, November 19 through Thursday, November 20 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California and via live webcast. Baker & McKenzie’s international trade compliance lawyers from around the world will review the major global legislative, judicial and administrative activities and trends in export controls, trade sanctions, customs compliance, and import requirements. This conference is complimentary. Please register via the following link: Below you see the agenda of the event. Wednesday, 19 November 2014 – Export Focus

Time Topic Host
8:00 – 8:45 Registration & Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome Introduction John F. McKenzie
9:00 – 9:30 Overview of 2014 Regulatory Developments Nick Coward
9:30 – 10:15 Economic Sanctions: Russia Sanctions

  • Current Sanctions: A Comparative Analysis of the United States, Canada, European Union and Swiss Sanctions
  • Regulatory Agencies’ Expectations and Requirements for Compliance Due Diligence
  • Compliance and Enforcement Activities with respect to the Russian Sanctions
  • Possible Additional Sanctions
  • The Russian Response to the Sanctions Programs
Alison Stafford Powell, Alex Lamy, Jasper Helder, Ross Denton, James Robinson, Phil Reich, Alexander Bychkov, Paul Burns, Brian Cacic
10:15 – 11:00 Economic Sanctions: Iran Sanctions

  • Comparative Report on the Current Sanctions and Potential Developments: United States, European Union, Switzerland, Canada
  • Compliance Challenges for Exportation of Personal Computing and Personal Communications Products to Iran under General License D-1
  • Internet Communications Services
  • Implications of the Joint Plan of Action
Janet Kim, Alex Lamy, Ross Denton/James Robinson, Paul Burns, Brian Cacic, Phil Reich
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Export Control Reform Initiative

  • Status of Implementation: ITAR and EAR
  • Compliance Challenges
Nick Coward, Janet Kim, Paul Amberg
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 Other Country Export Control Developments

  • Canada and Mexico
  • European Union and Switzerland
  • APAC
Paul Burns, Brian Cacic, Edmundo Elias, Jasper Helder, James Robinson, Phil Reich, Eugene Lim, Yi Lin Seng
2:15 – 3:15 Encryption Forum

  • Encryption Export Control Developments: US, EU, Canada
  • Encryption Import Regulatory Developments
Alison Stafford Powell, Ross Denton, James Robinson, Alexander Bychkov, Eugene Lim, William Marshall
3:15 – 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 – 4:30 Export Control and Economic Sanctions Enforcement Developments, Trends & Lessons Learned

  • ITAR Enforcement Cases: Recent Trends
  • EAR Enforcement Cases: Recent Trends
  • Economic Sanctions Enforcement Trends: A Comparative Analysis — United States, European Union, Switzerland
  • Responding to Government Enforcement Actions
  • Acquisition Transactions and Export Control and Economic Sanctions Compliance Due Diligence
Ed Dyson, Nick Coward, Janet Kim, Jasper Helder, Paul Amberg, Phil Reich, Bob Tarun

Thursday, 20 Novembeer 2014 – Import Focus

Time Topic Host
8:00 – 8:45 Registration & Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome Introduction John F. McKenzie
9:00 – 10:00 Customs & Import Regulatory Developments

  • United States
  • European Union
  • Canada & Mexico
Bill Outman, Stu Seidel, Jasper Helder, Paul Burns, Edmundo Elias
10:00 – 10:45 United States Government Procurement under the Trade Agreements Act

  • The CBP Ruling in Arista Networks (hardware)
  • The CBP Ruling in AvePoint (software)
Stu Seidel
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Customs Compliance Challenges

  • Determining, Tracking and Allocating Assists
  • Post-Entry Pricing Adjustments
  • Personal Liability for Customs Compliance Personnel under Trek Leather case
Ted Murphy, Bill Outman, Jasper Helder
11:45 – 12:30 Handling Customs Audits & Focused Assessments

  • United States
  • European Union
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Ted Murphy, Jasper Helder, Paul Burns, Edmundo Elias
12:30 – 1:45 Lunch
1:45 – 2:45 Trade Preference Agreements & Free Trade Agreements TTIP: United States/European Union: Status & Prospects Trans-Pacific Partnership: Membership, Status & Prospects Other Preferential Trade Agreements and Customs Planning Opportunities

  • Canada/European Union
  • ASEAN Integration and use of the Integrated Sourcing Initiative under the US/Singapore Free Trade Agreement
  • Opportunities Presented by China’s Preferential Trade Agreements in Asia
  • Mexico’s Network of Free Trade Agreements
Stu Seidel, Paul Burns, Jasper Helder, Eugene Lim, Edmundo Elias, William Marshall
2:45 -3:00 Coffee Break
3:00 – 4:30 Other Country-Specific Customs & Import Developments

  • China
  • Russia
Alexander Bychkov, Eugene Lim, William Marshall

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