Navigating Global Trade Chaos – An Overview for the U.S. and Mexico

A FREE mondaq webinar Thursday, May 26th, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CST (Q&A to follow)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has emphasized the proactive and strict enforcement of U.S. trade laws to protect national economic security, facilitate fair trade, and ensure a level playing field for U.S. industry. Many companies seeking what appears to be a hospitable environment are exploring opportunities in Mexico to avoid various duty impacts the U.S. would otherwise impose if the imported goods are of Chinese origin. Meanwhile, national security concerns are at the forefront of United States export policy, especially in light of the war in Ukraine. In this webinar we will discuss latest enforcement trends in the U.S. and options for mitigating this risk, including any opportunities Mexico can offer.
tim harty

Hosted by Tim Harty, CEO mondaq

A growth-oriented executive with a 25-year track record of building media and software businesses in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.

Areas of expertise:
Business Strategy, Business Development, Strategic Partnerships, Product Management, SaaS, Subscription Business, Artificial Intelligence, M&A, Change Management, Diversity & Inclusion

adrienne braumiller

Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group

Will be presenting on the topic of: Trade remedies, forced labor, and sanctions on Russia imposed by the Office of Foreign Assets.

With more than 25 years of experience in international trade law, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.

Adrienne has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses, analyzing whether specific transactions should be pursued,
providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases.

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Michelle Schultz

Michelle Schulz, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Will be presenting on the topic of: The heightened focus on exports involving national security concerns, including exports to China and Russia and the key tools to prevent violations.

Under the Obama Administration, Michelle served two terms on the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA), where she had the privilege of advising the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative on exports and Export Control Reform. In addition, Michelle served ten years as a senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative on the Industry Trade advisory for Aerospace (ITAC-1).

As outside trade counsel for major corporations worldwide, Michelle works in a variety of industries such as oil and gas, aerospace, electronics, health care, food and beverage, and automotive. She regularly represents Fortune 500 manufactures, distributors, and defense contractors. She frequently leads corporate counsel, buyers, and sellers through the due diligence process for international trade in mergers and acquisitions.

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Brenda Cordova

Brenda Cordova, Braumiller Law Group Mexico Legal Counsel

Will be presenting on the topic of: Exploring opportunities in the Mexican Market, including an overview of the import and export process, benefits offered by the Manufacturing, Maquiladora and Export Services Industry (IMMEX) as well as how to prevent violations of the law.

Brenda holds the following certifications: International Negotiations from the Colegio de Mexico, introduction to American Law from the University of Pennsylvania, Trade Facilitation Agreement, and Rules of Origin from the World Trade Organization. She is currently pursuing a certification in Foreign Trade and Customs Operations at the ITAM.

Brenda has been involved in Mexican Customs and trade matters since 1994 in the following areas: classification ruling requests, NOMs, import/export procedures, NAFTA/USMCA origin verifications proceedings, rules of origin, IMMEX compliance, foreign investment, and incorporation procedures, among other related topics.

Brenda is also a Perito Dictaminador Traductor (Authorized Witness Expert Translator) from the State Government of San Luis Potosi.

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