|Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Houston And by the International Trade Center Houston Featuring: |
Michelle Blaine Attorney Blaine & Maney LLP
Jessica M. Burke Trade Specialist GJA Trade Services, LLC
Joseph A. Acayan Attorney Givens and Johnston, P LLC
Thursday, March 26, 2009
7:30 AM -10:00 AM
Breakfast and Presentations
International Trade Center –
11110 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77072
7:00 a.m. – Registration & breakfast served
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Jessica Burke - Key Components of a Successful Compliance Program
8:35 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. -- Joseph Acayan - Violations and Penalties of Laws Related to International Trade
9:20-10:15 a.m. –Michelle Blaine - FCPA – Foreign Corrupt Practices and International Business Compliance
10:15-10:30 Final Question and Concerns
Overview: Many of today’s small and medium sized businesses are facing regulatory hurdles on both sides of the equation – both in the US and when products and services reach other borders. Though trade compliance is a heavy burden for any company, the inconveniences, penalties, and seizures that attend compliance lapses can be much heavier still. Facing them head on is the best way. What is the FCPA and what does it mean to document that one is in compliance with it? What are the violations and penalties we’re talking about? Also, what are the key components of a successful international compliance program including documentation, valuation, classification, export controls, and recordkeeping? Find out in the training seminar from our assembled panel of experts who guide companies through these pitfalls successfully on a daily basis. It’s never too late to get up to speed or to retrain on key updates.
Pre-registration deadline: March 25, 2009 Cost is $45. BREAKFAST INCLUDED.
To register, fax the completed form below with credit card details to: the International Trade Center at fax: 832-448-0190.
For question on registration or the International Trade Center, please call John Robbins at: 832-448-0193 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Lopez at 832-448-0190.
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