Fifth Annual Global Trade Educational Conference being held in New Orleans, LA @ Hotel Monteleone
Jul 29 – Jul 30 all-day

The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) is proud to invite all global logistics professionals to its Fifth Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G.TEC) on July 29-30, 2019.

This two-day event will be held in historic New Orleans, LA and will provide customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments and connect with colleagues old and new

Braumiller Law Group Partner and Founder Adrienne Braumiller, BLG Senior Associate Attorney Jennifer Horvath, and Braumiller Consulting Group Senior Trade Advisor, Bonnie Kersch to speak at G.TEC

Adrienne Braumiller to speak on China Tariffs and Section 301 Exclusion Process

The trade wars are in the forefront and companies need to become more familiar with the steps afforded us to minimize the impact of Section 301 tariffs, as well as section 232. Learn the process one needs to take to seek exclusions, or how to use other strategies for relief from these additional duties from a law firm that has been successful in this endeavor on behalf of their clients.

Read Adrienne’s bio here.


Jennifer Horvath to Speak on Penalty Mitigation ADD/CVD

Jennifer Horvath Internatinal Trade LawyerWith access to more information government agencies involved in the importation of goods into the United States are requesting more information, as well as policing the products being entered into commerce. Get valuable insight on how to mitigate any penalties you may receive.

Read Jennifer’s bio here.



Bonnie Kersch to speak on Seeking Binding Classification Rulings and Steps for Getting a Desired Result

To bring more certainty to the entry process and achieve a higher compliance rate many people seek tariff classification binding rulings. Learn what steps you need to take in the preparation and submission of these requests to have a better chance of a desired ruling.

Read Bonnie’s bio here.




Registration Details, Program, Pricing and other information can be found on the NCBFAA website by clicking here.


G.TEC is worth 10 CCS/CES continuing education credits.

Foreign Trade Association presents “Customs Compliance for Import Personnel” @ American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day



Customs Compliance for Import Personnel

A 2-day Course intended for Import Compliance Professionals and Management with Import Compliance

The class also covers participation in Customs initiatives, such as C-TPAT, Importer Self-Assessment, and ACE Portal.


  • Establishing & utilizing internal controls
  • Customs broker selection, powers of attorney & broker monitoring
  • Types of entries, customs bonds, paying duty & handling liquidations
  • Classifying imported articles, saving and utilizing classification information
  • Qualifying for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Program and Importer Self-Assessment Program
  • Participating in Centers of Excellence & Expertise
  • Dealing with Anti-dumping and Special Duties
  • Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and ACE Portal benefits
  • Qualifying (or not) for duty free exemptions and free trade agreements
  • Using TIBs, bonded warehouses, Foreign Trade Zones & drawback
  • Learning of and dealing with import restrictions and other agency requirements
  • Record keeping requirements and complying with the rules
  • Responding to Customs requests and actions
  • Dealing with liquidated damages & audits

Meet the Instructor:

Bruce H. Leeds

Bruce Leeds, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Braumiller Law Group PLLC, is a Dallas-based international trade law firm. Bruce oversees the Los Angeles office and concentrates on export and import compliance matters, including ITAR, EAR and OFAC issues.

Bruce began his career as an Import Specialist and Team Leader with U.S. Customs in Los Angeles. He later worked at Hughes Aircraft Company, Hughes Space & Communications Company, and The Boeing Company in import and export compliance positions.

He has served in several trade organizations and committees, including the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee to U.S. Customs & Border Protection, the Private Sector Consultative Group to the World Customs Organization, the Foreign Trade Association, and the American Association of Exporters & Importers.

Bruce holds a B.A. from California State University Los Angeles, and a J.D (Cum Laude) from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. He is a member of the California State Bar Association, holds a Customs Broker license (LCB) and a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designation. Mr. Leeds is a U.S. Army veteran.

Read Bruce’s full bio here.

Registration begins at 8:45 AM
Workshop: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Lunch will be served.


Guest parking is in front of building #100, the main corporate building facing Torrance Blvd.


Credits: 12 CCS/CES/MES Credit