Compliance2020 ‘Trade Compliance and Emerging Policy’ – July 23 & 24, 2020

Compliance2020 ‘Trade Compliance and Emerging Policy’ – July 23 & 24, 2020

Compliance2020 'Trade Compliance and Emerging Policy' - July 23 & 24, 2020

Trade Compliance and Emerging Policy online conference hosted from Washington DC & London

A select panel of high-level government and industry policy leaders will explore the compliance trends of 2020 and introduce topics of future monthly CE Compliance 2020 webinars and in-person events

23rd July 2020 | Day 1

Session 1: Evolving Regulations and Policies

  • George Grammas – Partner and Chair, International Trade Practice, Squire Patton Boggs

Topics include the globalization of U.S. national security and foreign policy: the Entity List, the Unverified List, sanctions, and other levers, as well as the development of emerging and foundational technology controls and new mandatory CFIUS filings.

  • Matt Borman – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security

Matt will discuss progress on defining control parameters for emerging technologies, new rules for export controls regarding China (including revisions to military end-user controls and foreign-direct product rules for Chinese entities), and the possibility of controls being adopted on a multilateral basis.

ECJU Representative (invited)

The discussion will include a speaker from the ECJU to cover the issue of the differences in classifications between the UK and USA. After Export Control Reform, US have items that are Military controlled in UK classified right down into the 900-series and even EAR99, so the different classification structure including possibly the differences in interpretation of Specially Designed for Military use that the two countries use and some high level comments on ECJU’s views on US evolving policy.

23rd July 2020 | Day 1

Session 2: Developments in Defense Trade 

  • Candace Goforth – Editorial Board Chair, Content Enablers
  • Catherine Hamilton – Director of Licensing, U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

Developments in defense trade

A UK Panel Discussion

  • Brinley Salzmann – Director – Overseas & Exports, ADS Group Ltd, and Secretary of EGADD
  • Ed Peartree – Group Deputy Head of Export Controls, Licensing and Policy, BAE Systems plc
  • Greg Mallitte – Assistant Head – DE&S International Relations Group

Topics will include the latest developments in UK/U.S. trade in strategic goods and technologies, the UK/U.S. Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty, the impact of Brexit on bilateral trade between the UK and U.S., how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted bilateral relations, and political pressure in the UK on defense and security trade with the U.S.

  • Special guest: Gary Stanley – President, Global Legal Services

PC Gary will discuss U.S. persons working abroad for defense contractors.

24th July 2020 | Day 2

Session 1: Compliance Insights and Practical Observations

Panel Discussion: Auditable Export Controls and Sanctions Compliance

  • George Grammas (moderator) – Squire Patton Boggs
  • Amie Ahanchian – Principal, Tax, Trade & Customs, KPMG LLP
  • Gail Lee – Head of Global Trade Compliance, Atlas Copco – Vacuum Technique Business Area
  • Patricia Dudley – Corporate Director, Trade Compliance, General Dynamics

Topics include procedures to demonstrate compliance with export controls and sanctions that create records and can be verified through an audit process.

Panel Discussion: Adapting Training to Reflect Post-COVID-19 Requirements 

  • Brad Kabanuk – Founder and President, Content Enablers
  • Brinley Salzmann – Director – Overseas & Exports, ADS Group Ltd, and Secretary of EGADD

The discussion will include creating online function-based training and certification with remote workers, social distancing, and budget implications. An industry case study will include:

  • Patricia Dudley – Corporate Director, Trade Compliance, General Dynamics
  • Todd Willis – Global Trade Advisor, Trade Center of Excellence, Caterpillar Inc.

24th July 2020 | Day 2

Emerging Issues

USML Categories I-III: Firearms and Related Items – Transitioned to the EAR

Steve Clagett – Director, Nuclear and Missile Technology Controls Division, Bureau of Industry and Security

Timothy Mooney – Senior Export Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security

A number of firearms, guns, ammunition, and related articles were transitioned from the USML to the CCL, effective March 9th, 2020. This session will provide an overview of these new controls together with their associated authorization, clearance, and recordkeeping requirements.

USMCA: Understanding the Changes in North American Trade

  • Joumana Bteich – Senior Customs & Trade Advisor, Livingston International
  • Janet Takushi – Senior Consultant, Trade Management Consulting, Livingston International
  • Rody Camacho – Director, Trade Management Consulting, Livingston International

This session will discuss impact of the USMCA on organizations, key differences between NAFTA and the USMCA, new requirements for organizations engaged in cross-border trade and key shifts in compliance and administrative requirements for select industries

No event this year gives you more focused insight on the evolving issues facing trade compliance practitioners.


Featured speakers include:

  • Matt Borman – Bureau of Industry and Security
  • Catherine Hamilton – U.S. Department of State
  • Ed Peartree – BAE Systems plc
  • Greg Mallitte – UK Ministry of Defence
  • George Grammas – Squire Patton Boggs
  • Candace Goforth – Content Enablers

Additional speakers include:

  • Amie Ahanchian – KPMG LLP
  • Joumana Bteich – Livingston International
  • Rody Camacho – Livingston International
  • Steve Clagett – Bureau of Industry and Security
  • Patricia Dudley – General Dynamics
  • Brad Kabanuk – Content Enablers
  • Gail Lee – Atlas Copco
  • Tim Mooney – Bureau if Industry and Security
  • Brinley Salzmann – ADS Group Ltd., EGADD
  • Gary Stanley – Global Legal Services, PC
  • Janet Takushi – Livingston International
  • Todd Willis – Caterpillar Inc.


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