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Many major manufacturers and their suppliers seek to broaden and deepen their business relationships and co-production capabilities around the world. With export control reforms occurring Globally, it is become more complex to ensure your compliance programme is robust, effective and efficient around the world. The workshop will address the key challenges faced and discuss how these can be overcome to therefore maximize your export potential.
 

  • Understand the key challenges in implementing a global compliance programme and how these can be overcome
  • Hear case studies and see examples and how a global compliance programme can be successfully implemented
  • Discuss the fundamental elements of an effective trade compliance programme

Workshop LEADER

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Beth Mersch

Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Ms. Mersch is a Corporate Director, Global Trade Management, Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation. She is responsible for interface to the European Commission and country governments for trade policy matters affecting exports and imports. She assures the company has compliant global trade strategies for winning and executing business in Europe. Ms. Mersch also serves as a mentor and facilitator for development of leadership and talent for global trade management professionals in the company’s European businesses.

Northrop Grumman Corporation

 

Ms. Mersch is a Corporate Director, Global Trade Management, Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation. She is responsible for interface to the European Commission and country governments for trade policy matters affecting exports and imports. She assures the company has compliant global trade strategies for winning and executing business in Europe. Ms. Mersch also serves as a mentor and facilitator for development of leadership and talent for global trade management professionals in the company’s European businesses.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Workshop programme

12:30 Registration and Coffee

13:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions

13:10 Fundamental Elements of Building an Effective Trade Compliance Program

Beth Mersch

Beth Mersch, Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation
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• Corporate commitment by C level executives
• Attraction, retention and development of trade compliance subject matter experts
• Integration of global, regional and local regulatory requirements
• Integration of U.S. regulatory requirements applicable to non-US entities with U.S. parents, or in receipt of U.S. export controlled items, software or technology/technical data
• Links to comprehensive compliance infrastructure:
     o Trade sanctions
     o Anti-corruption compliance
     o Free trade agreements
     o Other bi-lateral agreements or restrictions
• Risk Assessment and Monitoring
     o “Active Monitoring”
     o Self- Assessments
     o Audits by Internal or External audit staff or government regulators
• Infrastructure to identify, report and address possible instances of non-compliance
     o Links to overall corporate ethics program
     o Investigations – conducting and concluding
     o Voluntary Self Disclosure – Variations in Practice based on national laws and regulatory requirements
     o Interacting with government agencies (US, Europe and other) during investigations
     o Implementing corrective actions
     o Sharing lessons learned and migrating best practices across the enterprise

13:50 Export/Import Classification

Beth Mersch

Beth Mersch, Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation
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• U.S. Commodity Jurisdiction
     o Impacts of Export Control Reform on U.S. Export Jurisdiction/Classification
     o Engaging suppliers to obtain U.S. Export Jurisdiction/Classification & what to do when you need to self- determine jurisdiction and classification for U.S. items
     o U.S. “see through rule”  for ITAR and U.S. “de minimis” calculation for EAR
• U.S. Export Classification
     o Now that you know the U.S. responsible agency, validating the applicable controls via accurate export classification processes
• Local Law Export Requirements – Classification on Military or Dual Use Lists
     o Infrastructure in nations that are multi-lateral agreement participants – e.g. Wassenaar
     o Uni-lateral lists and classifications
• Tariff Classification for Exports/Imports and trade statistics reporting (HTS number)
     o The tariff code may NOT be the same in all countries, even at the six digit level
     o How to operate compliantly in different jurisdictions.
• Internal tracking and identification of export controlled items, including technology

14:30 Afternoon Tea

14:50 Managing Export Authorisations

Beth Mersch

Beth Mersch, Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation
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• U.S. Licences and Agreements (State and Commerce) from a Non-U.S. recipient perspective
• Local country national export authorisations ( OGELS/SIELS, OIELS in UK/ EU GEAs/Global Project Licences NL, etc.)
• Increasing the complexity - Managing multiple authorities for one set of activities subject to multiple jurisdictions

 


 

15:30 Risk Assessment and Active Monitoring

Beth Mersch

Beth Mersch, Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation
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• Approaches to measuring compliance risk – annual risk assessment, review of compliance incidents, interviews with employees, or some combination of these – how to determine what works for your enterprise
• Data Mining for Active Monitoring – data reports from internal or government reporting systems (ACE in US, MSS in UK, etc.) and how to conduct review exercises.
• Self Assessments – overall compliance, targeted to risk area, or expansion of investigation in one instance across the enterprise? Who should conduct them?
• Use of internal and external audit teams
• Identifying, agreeing and implementing corrective actions identified during self-assessments and audits
• Measuring effectiveness of corrective actions

16:10 Roundtable on Enforcement, Lessons Learned and Compliance Program Enhancement

Beth Mersch

Beth Mersch, Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation
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• Overview of Enforcement Trends Globally
• When, how and what mechanisms are used to disclose when an unintentional possible non-compliance is discovered
• What can be learned from trade compliance prosecutions or settlements globally –  U.S. FCPA/UK Anti-Bribery, US ITAR and EAR, etc.
• Best practices for trade compliance program enhancement

16:50 Closing Remarks and Questions

17:00 End of Workshop

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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