September 12th- 15th, 2021

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 Hwy 26E
Grapevine, TX 76051

A virtual attendance is available, so you can gain knowledge from anywhere! Additionally, ICPA and hotel staff will be complying with all state and venue COVID-19 protocols so you can feel safe attending the event!

Adrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group, Partner & Founder, Devin Sefton, Senior Associate Attorney, Vicky Wu, Senior Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group, and Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor with Braumiller Consulting Group will be speaking at the conference.

Adrienne Braumiller, will be speaking on the topic of:

USMCA One Year Later
Monday, September 13th
12:45 – 1:45 Import track

Adrienne has more than 30 years of experience, and is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and duty mitigation compliance.

She 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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Devin Sefton, Senior Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group, will be speaking on the topics of:

NDAA Impact on Exports
Tuesday, September 14th,
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Export Track

Trade Under the New Administration
Tuesday, September 14th
12:45 – 1:45
General Track

Devin's export-related practice includes advising clients on export controls and sanctions issues, including compliance with the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and the regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control. He assists companies with export classification, transactional due diligence, license applications, requests for guidance, and voluntary self-disclosures, among other issues. Devin also regularly advises clients on a broad range of sanctions programs and assists in establishing global trade compliance processes and procedures. His experience in advising on cross-border transactions also includes assisting clients with matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. and advising on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Vicky Wu, Senior Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group, will be speaking on the topics of:

The Future of Section 301 & 232
Tuesday, September 14th,
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Import Track

Vicky Wu advises clients on a wide range of issues related to international trade compliance. Her areas of practice focus on import laws and export controls, representing companies before several governmental agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of State's Directorate of Defense and Trade Controls, Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security, and Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Controls.

Vicky regularly assists companies with import compliance matters, such as filing Section 301 and 232 exclusion requests, conducting free trade agreement qualifications (e.g., NAFTA), responding to CBP inquiries and filing protests, classification reviews and tariff mitigation strategies, country of origin determinations, foreign trade zones, and representing companies in Customs audits and Focused Assessments. She also has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations and filing complex prior disclosures to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group, will speaking on the topic of:

Effective Use of INCOTERMS
Monday, September 13th
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
General Track

Whether you are importing or exporting goods a strong understanding of Incoterms is vital for someone to understand at what point different parties to the transaction have liability. INCOTERMS are a way of clarifying who is responsible for different part of the movement. It also clearly indicates who has ownership of the goods throughout the international movement of the goods. Are you giving the best advice to protect your clients? Do you truly understand all the terms listed as options in INCOTERMS? Can you make up your own terms of sale?

Bonnie Kersch, a Licensed Customs Broker, Certified Customs Specialist, and Certified Incoterms Specialist, has worked in the compliance world for many years, specializing in the chemical sector. She has experience in almost every aspect of compliance including Classification, Free Trade Agreements, Export Licenses, Broker Management, Denied Parties Screening, Country of Origin Determination, Deemed Exports, Incoterm Determination, Internal Audits of Import Files, Duty Drawback, Transfer Pricing Reconciliation, Valuation, Return Order Imports, Record Retention, and more.

Bonnie has extensive teaching experience and has developed and presented training on numerous Trade Compliance topics throughout her career.

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ICPA is worth 12 CCS/CES credits