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In keeping with tradition, we are pleased to invite you to our annual Global Year-End Review of Import/Export/Trade Compliance Developments. In lieu of our annual conference in Santa Clara, CA, we are excited to again provide a virtual offering available to all our clients and friends worldwide! The conference will be comprised of 75 minutes sessions over the course of three days. Please join us on November 16, 17 and 18 for any or all sessions.

Our 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.

Panels are listed in Pacific Standard Time, topics and speakers are subject to change.

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Agenda

November 16 | Day One

Panel Date and TimeTopics of DiscussionSpeakers
Introduction, Trade Policy Overview and Foreign Investment Reviews

8:30 am – 9:45 am PST

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Update on the Biden Administration Trade Policy: The First Year’s Developments and Prospects
Global Trade Perspectives: The WTO Structure in Jeopardy
Foreign Investment Review (US, UK, EU and China): The New Mercantilism?
John McKenzie
Sunny Mann
Pablo Bentes
Rod Hunter
Anahita Thoms
Export Controls Development

12 pm – 1:15 pm PST

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Key US Export Control DevelopmentsStatus of BIS Implementation of the Emerging and Foundational Technologies InitiativeUpdate on the Huawei SanctionsBIS Expectations of Exporter Due Diligence: Military End-Users and Military End UsesUK Export Controls in the Post-Brexit EnvironmentEU Export Control Developments: EU Dual Use Regulation 821/2021
Cloud Computing and SaaS: A Global Perspective
Nick Coward
Alison Stafford Powell
Paul Amberg
Kerry Contini
Ben Smith
Bart McMillan
Sanctions Developments

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm PST

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US Overview: Biden AdministrationGlobalization of Sanctions: Multijurisdictional ChallengesRecent Country Program DevelopmentsBelarus SanctionsRussian SanctionsMyanmar SanctionsAfghanistan: A De Facto Embargoed Country?Other Country Program UpdatesIran SanctionsCuban SanctionVenezuelan SanctionsEvolution of Thematic Sanctions Regimes – anti-corruption, human rights, anti-terrorism, etc.Alison Stafford Powell
Janet Kim
Alexandre Lamy
Ben Smith
Brian Cacic

November 17 | Day Two

Panel Date and TimeTopics of DiscussionSpeakers
Enforcement Trends and Regulator Compliance Expectations

8:30 am – 9:45 am PST

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Considerations in making voluntary disclosures
Refresher on computation of penalties
Leading Export Control and Economic Sanctions Enforcement Cases: Lessons Learned
Export Enforcement and Economic Sanctions Enforcement Priorities under the Biden Administration
EU/UK Enforcement Activity and Approach
Ransomware
Alison Stafford Powell
Jessica Nall
Terry Gilroy
Tristan Grimmer
Helena Engfeldt
Stephen Reynolds
Spotlight on China – the US Perspective

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm PST

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Biden Administration’s Trade Policy for China: USTR Katherine Tai’s Policy Statement of October 4, 2021
Entity List Sanctions Imposed on Chinese Parties
Sanctions Imposed on Chinese Entities for Alleged Human Rights Abuses and Forced Labor
Hong Kong Autonomy Act and Possible Sanctions on Entities Undermining Hong Kong Autonomy
Implications of Designation of Chinese Entities by OFAC as Non-SDN CMCCs under Executive Order 14032
Restrictions on US Government Procurement of Chinese Origin Products
John McKenzie
Jon Cowley
Alison Stafford Powell
Kerry Contini
Iris Zhang
Spotlight on China – the China Perspective

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm PST

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China’s Responses to United States Export Restrictions and SanctionsAddressing Compliance Challenges of the Conflicts of Laws between U.S. Export Restrictions and Sanctions and the Chinese Regulatory ResponsesOther Key Chinese Legislative DevelopmentsChinese Customs Regulatory DevelopmentJohn McKenzie
Vivian Wu
Frank Pan
Tina Li
Ivy Tan
Jon Cowley

November 18 | Day Three

Panel Date and TimeTopics of DiscussionSpeakers
US and Canadian Customs and Import Developments

8:30 am – 9:45 am PST

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Update on CBP Regulatory DevelopmentsCBP and CBSA Audit and Enforcement PrioritiesCustoms Valuation on the Basis of First Sale for Export (US) and Purchaser in Canada (Last Sale)Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation in the United States and Canada, a comparative discussionUpdate on Section 301 DutiesUnited States Government Procurement DevelopmentsJohn McKenzie
Jon Cowley
Paul Burns
Eunkyung Kim Shin
Key International Trade Developments with Major Trading Partners

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm PST

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Canada and Mexico: USMCA Developments
UK and the European Union: Update on the Free Trade Agreement
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
Rest of World DevelopmentsMercosurAfricaASEANRussia
John McKenzie
Paul Burns
Jon Cowley
Jenny Revis
Adrianna Ibarra
Virusha Subban
Ivy Tan
Vladimir Efremov 
 Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.Alessandra Machado(Of Counsel, Trench Rossi Watanabe)
Supply Chain-related Trade Risks and Regulatory Developments

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm PST

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Biden Administration Supply Chain InitiativesCommerce Department ICTS Regulations
Implementing Executive Orders 13873 and 14034Implementation of Tariff Act Section 307 Prohibitions on Imports of Products of Forced LaborOverlap with Customs Planning and Compliance, for On-shoring and Near-shoring DecisionsExport and Sanctions Compliance Risks in Supply ChainsESGHuman Trafficking LegislationRisk Mitigation – Vendor Screening, OFAC Compliance and Data Privacy ConsiderationsThe Foreign Corruption Practices Act: Interacting with Direct and Indirect Suppliers
Alison Stafford Powell
Kerry Contini
Aleesha Fowler
Maria Piontkovska
Brian Cacic

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Paul Amberg is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Amsterdam office, where he handles international trade and compliance issues. He advises multinational companies on export controls, trade sanctions, antiboycott rules, customs laws, anticorruption laws, and commercial law matters.

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Pablo obtained his law degree and M.B.A. from the University of Sao Paulo, and a master's degree in international law from the University of Miami School of Law, where he is currently an adjunct professor. He started his legal career as an associate in one of Brazil’s largest law firms in 1999. He is admitted to the bar in Brazil. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Pablo served as Legal Officer at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the WTO. In this capacity, he assisted Appellate Body Members to adjudicate appeals in a wide range of subject areas, including agricultural and industrial market access, subsidies, trade remedies, intellectual property, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade. among others. He also acquired in-depth knowledge of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism and the manner in which it can be best used by WTO members to resolve trade disputes. Subsequently, Pablo joined a large international firm as Managing Director, and specialized in representing WTO Members before the WTO dispute settlement mechanism. Pablo acted as lead lawyer in a number of cutting-edge WTO disputes in the areas of industrial subsidies, public health, intellectual property, financial services, and trade remedies. Pablo was featured as "Next Generation Lawyer – Dispute Resolution: International Trade" in Legal 500 US for three years in a row. Law360 has repeatedly named him a "Rising Star". He is a welcomed speaker at international podiums and publishes regularly in professional journals and international media.

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Paul Burns has over 30 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of international trade and commodity tax, including significant experience advising on Canadian customs and export control matters. For many years, he served as the Practice Group Coordinator of the International Commercial Practice Group in Baker & McKenzie’s Toronto office.

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Brian Cacic is an associate in Baker McKenzie´s Toronto office. He primarily focuses on customs law issues as well as export control regulations compliance. He obtained his LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario, and holds a Master of Science in Mathematics and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Mr. Cacic was also the recipient of the 2004 Governor General of Canada’s Gold Medal in recognition of his achievements in his graduate studies. Mr. Cacic is a member of the Canadian and Ontario bar associations and the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters, among others.

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Kerry Contini is a partner in the Firm’s Outbound Trade Practice Group in Washington, DC. She has served as co-chair of the Firm's Pro Bono committee for several years and has managed award-winning pro bono work involving Baker McKenzie professionals in North America, Europe and Asia. She has written on export controls and trade sanctions issues for several publications, including The Export Practitioner and Ethisphere. Kerry is a co-chair of the Export Controls and Sanctions Section of the Association of Women in International Trade. She joined the Firm as a summer associate in 2005 and became a full-time associate in 2006.

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Nicholas F. Coward focuses on outbound trade compliance matters including the extraterritorial application of US law, particularly US export control laws, anti-boycott regulations and trade sanctions/embargoes. In addition, his practice covers issues of corporate conduct such as the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and foreign bribery laws. His practice includes international transactional advice, the design and implementation of corporate compliance programs, compliance audits, internal investigations and representation in enforcement proceedings.

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Jon Cowley is a member of Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office. Jon's practice focuses on Asia-Pacific customs and trade matters, including controversy and audit support, duty and indirect tax planning, supply chain structuring and trade compliance advice. Jon returned to Baker McKenzie after spending five years as Assistant General Counsel for Customs and International Trade at a major consumer product company, where he advised the business on trade and customs issues globally. He previously was a member of Baker McKenzie’s International Trade Controversies and Planning practice in Hong Kong, where he assisted multinational companies with China customs, export control, encryption, indirect tax and cross-border regulatory matters. Earlier in his career, Jon was a trade advisor with consulting firms in Silicon Valley and Chicago.

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Vladimir Efremov is a partner in the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie.

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Helena Engfeldt is an associate in Baker McKenzie's International/Commercial Practice Group in San Francisco. Before joining the Firm, she was a Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. While attending Berkeley Law, Ms. Engfeldt was awarded the Dr. Tech. Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Fellowship and the Sweden America Foundation Fellowship.

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Aleesha Fowler is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s North American Litigation Practice Group in New York, New York. She has experience in the areas of white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory compliance matters, and complex civil litigation. Aleesha’s pro bono practice focuses on indigent populations. She has provided legal advice to clients seeking to assert their rights in state housing court, as well as incarcerated clients seeking parole and other available remedies.

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Terry Gilroy is a partner in the New York office of Baker McKenzie and a member of the Compliance and Investigations Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm in 2018, Terry served as Americas Head of the Financial Crime Legal function at Barclays. Terry advises businesses and individuals on white collar and financial crime issues and has significant experience conducting investigations relating to compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related bribery and corruption statutes, economic sanctions regulations as administered by the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Bank Secrecy Act and related anti-money laundering (AML) regulations and statutes. Terry spent six years on active duty in the United States Army as a Field Artillery officer.

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Tristan Grimmer is a partner in Baker McKenzie's London office. He is a member of the Compliance & Investigations and the International Trade and Competition practice groups. Tristan joined the Firm as a trainee in March 2004, qualifying in March 2006. He has advised on parallel investigations by authorities in the United States, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan, and has spent time working in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office. Tristan was recently named as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the UK Legal 500 2017 directory.

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Rod Hunter is a partner based in the Washington, DC office of Baker McKenzie. He previously served as senior director for international economics at the National Security Council (NSC), the White House office that coordinates international trade policy and supervises national security reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). In that role, he managed CFIUS cases, including negotiating resolution of the most sensitive cases, coordinating the administration’s legislative, communications, and diplomatic outreach in particular cases, and developing the government’s procedures for incorporating intelligence agencies’ assessments. He also served as senior counsel at the US Trade Representative’s office, where he litigated cases before the World Trade Organization. Prior to joining the Firm, Rod served as Senior Vice President, International Affairs, at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), where he led the industry’s international policy agenda, and as Vice President, European Government Programs, at the IBM. Earlier, he practiced regulatory law in Brussels, Belgium for a decade, served as a judicial clerk to Judge Boyce F. Martin, US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and served as an associate to Chief Justice Sir Anthony Mason, High Court of Australia.

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Adriana has over twenty years of experience in customs and foreign trade matters. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2001, became National Partner in 2005 and a Principal in 2018. She has prior experience working as legal director of Rules of Origin, Customs Procedures and Safeguards in the Mexican Ministry of Economy where she participated in the negotiation of several free trade agreements (FTAs) and in the first dispute settlement resolution cases initiated by Mexico against the US under the NAFTA. Adriana has been ranked a leading practitioner by Chambers and Partners at Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America as well as Legal 500 for ten consecutive years. She was an associate in our Guadalajara and Washington, D.C. offices and currently Heads the Firm’s North America International Commercial Practice Group in Mexico City.

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Janet Kim is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Washington, DC office. Ms. Kim advises clients — including US and foreign companies —on outbound compliance issues arising from the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as in criminal and regulatory proceedings, internal investigations and compliance reviews relating to these areas of law. She also advises on the application of these laws in cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture arrangements. Additionally, Ms. Kim helps develop and implement workable, risk-based compliance programs for companies in a wide range of industries.

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Alexandre Lamy joined Baker McKenzie in 2009 and currently works in the Firm's International Trade Practice Group. He assists clients with sanctions and export controls (Export Administration Regulations (EAR); International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)) and he advises clients on corporate compliance matters. Since August 2011, Alex has served on the steering group for the ABA Section of International Law’s Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee and is currently a Vice Chair of the Committee. He has organized several events regarding recent developments in US trade sanctions and export controls for the Committee.

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Sunny Mann is a Partner in Baker McKenzie's London office and co-leads the UK Compliance and Investigations Practice, as well as the UK International Commercial and Trade Practice. Both these practices are ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 UK. He has also worked in our Firm's Washington DC, New York and Sydney offices. Sunny also advises many clients on risk matters in India. He advises clients (including numerous FTSE 100 and Fortune 100 businesses) on compliance and investigations with respect to export controls, trade sanctions and anti-bribery rules. The Legal 500 ranked Sunny as a “Leading Practitioner", and as "excellent", with a ‘calm’ and "very practical" approach. The India Business Law Journal also noted that Sunny is "excellent and has deep experience in India". He is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, the leading institute for post-graduate European studies, where he teaches a course on Corporate Compliance.

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Bart McMillan leads the Chicago Office’s International Trade Compliance Subpractice within the North American International Commercial Practice. He advises US and non-US companies on international trade compliance matters arising under US export controls, trade sanctions, and antiboycott rules, as well as under US customs laws with respect to classification, valuation, country of origin, free trade agreements, and the protection of intellectual property at the US border. His practice also covers antibribery and specialized commercial compliance issues in sales and sales promotion under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), non-US antibribery law, and non-US commercial laws. Mr. McMillan has been practicing with Baker McKenzie for the entirety of his legal career, and during 2004 he was located in the Washington, DC office. He is a frequent speaker on international trade compliance matters at seminars, conferences, and company training events. While pursuing his J.D. at NYU School of Law, Mr. McMillan was Staff Editor (1997-98) and Associate Editor (1998-99), New York University Law Review; and he participated in a semester exchange to the Central European University (Budapest) (Legal Studies Dep’t).

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Jessica Nall is a Principal in Baker McKenzie's San Francisco office.

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Maria Piontkovska is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Washington, DC office. Maria advises clients on reducing anti-corruption compliance risks stemming from operating business in emerging markets and handles internal investigations and related interactions with law enforcement authorities.

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Jennifer Revis is a partner in the EU Competition and Trade Practice Group of Baker McKenzie's London office. She is acknowledged for her timely advice and responsiveness by the Legal 500. Jennifer has been on secondment to the UK customs authorities (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) in their tax and excise litigation department and to the Firm's European Law Centre in Brussels. Jennifer is frequently invited to speak at external conferences and regularly contributes articles to tax journals on customs matters such as De Voils Indirect Tax Journal.

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Stephen Reynolds is a member of Baker McKenzie’s North America Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, which provides clients with a full suite of data privacy and cyber services. He frequently advises clients on complex matters involving data privacy and security laws and serves on the board of directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Stephen’s expertise adds value to organizations by mitigating cyber threats through proactive preventative measures and navigating complex litigation on behalf of clients in data privacy and security. As a former computer programmer and IT analyst, Stephen is uniquely able to and routinely uses his computer background in cases involving data privacy and security, electronic discovery, social media discovery, and computer forensics. Stephen has given several presentations on data privacy and security, electronic discovery and social media discovery, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). In addition to being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Stephen teaches CISSP classes as a Direct Instructor with the (ISC)2. Additionally, Stephen teaches a course on Data Security and Privacy Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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Eunkyung Kim Shin is an associate of Baker McKenzie’s International Commercial Practice Group and the International Trade Compliance Sub-Practice Group in the Chicago office. Eunkyung advices clients on various regulatory compliance and trade issues, concentrating on the US export controls such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), economic and trade sanctions, US customs and import laws, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and foreign anti-bribery laws.

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Ben Smith is a Senior Associate in Baker McKenzie's London office.

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Alison Stafford Powell has considerable experience counseling US and non-US companies on cross-border outbound trade compliance in the areas of export controls, trade and financial sanctions, anti-terrorism controls, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering rules, US anti-boycott laws, and US foreign investment restrictions under the Exon-Florio Provision. With a background also in EU and UK trade restrictions, she routinely advises non-US companies on reconciling US and EU trade regulations and on the extra-territorial impact of US trade restrictions. She is a dual US/English qualified lawyer and has worked in the Firm’s London, Washington, DC and Palo Alto offices since 1996.

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Virusha Subban is a partner and head of Indirect Tax in Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice Group in Johannesburg. She has over 20 years of experience in tax issues relating to customs and excise and international trade.

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Anahita Thoms ist Partner bei Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB

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