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Event Agenda

2016 Customs Town Hall

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Presentation

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 8:35 AM

Welcome

Join your industry colleagues for the annual AIAG Customs Town Hall. We continue to focus on and deliver updates to those important subjects related to customs from Trade Sanctions to updates with C-TPAT and other closely related subject matter. Enjoy the day's dynamic speakers and networking with like-minded professionals. Welcome again to the AIAG Customs Town Hall.

Presentation

Tuesday 8:35 AM - 8:45 AM

FCA Welcome

FCA Welcome

Presentation

Tuesday 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

U.S. Customs & Border Protection-Automotive & Aerospace CEE

The U.S Customs and Border Protection agency will provide an insightful, front-line view related to the following subjects. Their unique perspective will provide Town Hall participants with a perspective to integrate into daily routines. 1. CEE - your latest update related to its implementation. 2. Cybersecurity - the CBP perspective and advice to industry. 3. Intellectual Property Rights - the CBP's latest updates to related issues and perspective.

Presentation

Tuesday 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Networking Break

Networking Break

Presentation

Tuesday 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Presentation

Update on U.S. Sanctions Programs-Focus on the Auto Industry

The global business landscape is ever-changing for multi-national companies, as long-standing trade embargoes shift, relax in certain areas, and become more restrictive in others. Now more than ever, it is critical to know and understand the rules of engagement, manage uncertainty, and know (where and with whom) it is prohibited to conduct business in terms of U.S. Economic Sanctions programs. This session aims to address several of the recent changes in economic sanctions and trade policy, and offer key advice to navigating this challenging landscape.

Presentation

IPR Violations in the Automotive Industry

Learn the latest updates on IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) violations that affect the automotive industry. Find out ways to prevent counterfeit goods from being imported into the US. Hear about the tools you can use to protect your products' trademarks and copyrights.

Presentation

Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:05 AM

Transition Break

Transition Break

Presentation

Tuesday 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Trusted Trader & C-TPAT Changes in the Program

You are considered a Trusted Trader when you participate in both Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) and Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). Learn the benefits of being a Trusted Trader, and how to become a Trusted Trader.

Presentation

Tuesday 12:05 PM - 1:05 PM

Lunch & Networking Break

Lunch & Networking Break

Presentation

Tuesday 1:05 PM - 1:50 PM

Proliferation of Encryption

The automotive industry's embrace of digital controls and connectivity technology has greatly expanded the use of encryption in modern vehicles. This session will help you understand when encryption is really encryption (for export control purposes), how to classify it, the associated hardware, and potential solutions related to managing concerns.

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Duty Drawback Updates

On February 24, 2016, the President signed into law some of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. Customs Duty Drawback law in years. These changes will go into effect in February of 2018. Find out what these changes are all about, and how your company can take advantage of relaxed requirements under the new law. Learn how to develop a game plan to anticipate these changes in advance of the effective date, making your company ready to reap the benefits as soon as they are available.

Presentation

Tuesday 1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Networking Break

Networking Break

Presentation

Tuesday 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM

Trump, Trade and Where Do We Go From Here? (TPP & NAFTA)

What is the impact of the possible TPP Trade Agreement on the Automotive Industry? How do you determine whether TPP or NAFTA would be most beneficial for your company? This session will compare the two agreements. Participate in learning what those specifics are and translate them into your business planning process.

Presentation

Restricted Party Screening

Think you "know your customer"? You might want to think again. Effective denied party screening is a core element of a successful Export Compliance Program. Join this session to better understand key trends in denied party screening, understand several of the newest tools and technologies available from premier service providers, and gain valuable insight on how to meet this ever-critical, increasingly complex due diligence requirement.

Presentation

Tuesday 3:05 PM - 3:10 PM

Transition Break

Transition Break

Presentation

Tuesday 3:10 PM - 3:55 PM

Advanced Manifest Post Departure Filing Update

CBP is currently in the pilot phase for filing advance manifest data on export shipments transported via ocean and air. Discussions are underway to develop the requirements for export shipments transported via truck. Learn how you and your carriers can be ready for this change.

Presentation

Tuesday 3:55 PM - 4:05 PM

Wrap Up & Drawing

Wrap Up & Drawing

Presentation

Tuesday 4:05 PM - 5:30 PM

Networking Reception

Networking Reception

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