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JAS Forwarding (USA), Inc.

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Webinars & Events November 2017

November 6, 2017

2017 East Coast Trade Symposium

Date:  December 5-6, 2017

Location:  Atlanta, GA

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that the 2017 East Coast Trade Symposium will be held on December 5-6, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA.

This year’s symposium includes discussions on:

· CBP De Minimis (Section 321)

· Facilitation and Enforcement

· Interagency Import Safety

· Western Hemisphere Enforcement Outlook

· Border Interagency Executive Council

https://www.cbp.gov/trade/stakeholder-engagement/trade-symposium

Sanctions Webinar

Date:  December 5, 2017

Time:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

In this webinar, exporters will learn about sanction programs and the latest developments.  They will learn how government agencies regulate and enforce the various sanctions programs, licensing procedures, recent enforcement cases, high risk areas, red flags, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control licensing program.  This webinar is for the beginner or new to exporting U.S. small and medium size business.  

https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=8Q8Y

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(L to R) Leah Ellis, JAS Compliance Operations Manager, & Laurie Arnold, VP Compliance, stand in front of the World Trade Bridge on their trip to Laredo, Texas

Last month, Laurie Arnold, VP Compliance, and Leah Ellis, Compliance Operations Manager, went on a trip to Laredo, TX to visit our LRD branch. They spent part of their week in the Laredo office, discussing compliance topics and JAS policies on statements, training, auditing, and duty payments with branch Customs Broker Gustavo Aldrete and the import team.

On July 12th, Laurie and Leah braved the record-breaking high temperatures to visit the World Trade International bridge that spans Laredo, TX and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas on the Northern Mexican border. Here they developed a better understanding of the border crossing process and got to watch the cargo trucks as they brought their shipments into and out of the country.

Towards the end of their trip, they celebrated Branch Manager Antonio Pastrana’s birthday and enjoyed some cake with the Laredo team. 

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