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When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Where: CHS
5500 Cenex Drive
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota  55077
United States
Contact: Julee Connelly

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Regulatory Compliance, for Importers and Exporters If you’re an exporter or importer, you need a clear understanding of the rules that govern international trade in your sector. This is important for avoiding risk, since failing to comply with these trade rules, even accidentally, can lead to serious consequences. Depending on the transgression, you can be subject to fines, audits, seizures, inspections, investigations, loss of market access and even imprisonment.

Morning Session: EXPORTS

  • BenLivingston International
    • Brief overview of Export Regulatory Compliance, some topics but not exclusive to:
      • BIS
      • Schedule B
      • Record Keeping
      • License

  • Pierre3M
    • Building and Managing an Export Compliance Program, Procedures, examples, not limited to:
      • Getting started
      • Tools
      • Materials, Manuals

Afternoon Session: IMPORTS

  • BenLivingston International
    • Import Regulatory Compliance Overview, but not limited to;
      • HTS Codes
      • Country of Origin
      • Record Keeping

  • AmandaSmith Medical
    • Building and Managing an Import Compliance Program, Procedures, examples not limited to;
      • Getting started
      • Who is involved
      • Materials, Manuals

Audience/Who Should Attend?

  • Compliance Managers
  • Documentation Specialists
  • Export Managers
  • Import Managers
  • Buyers
  • Sales
  • Finance Managers

Learning Objectives


  1. Knowing and Understanding the Rules of International Trade
  2. Assessing your company’s at-risk potential
  3. Developing a Regulatory Compliance Procedure


Pierre LaMere — Global Trade Compliance manager, 3M


Ben Child— Livingston International

Ben Child

Ben Child is a Global Solutions Director at Livingston International, who partners with clients to develop international trade solutions that align with their strategic needs. With more than a decade of experience leading trade operations, Ben recognizes the complexities organizations face today and a one-size-fits-all solution is rarely the answer. Rather, it is taking a holistic approach of identifying the various functions that interact within each organization and ensuring the right people, processes, and technology are all rowing in the same direction.

Ben’s experience comes from serving in senior roles within a variety of industries. Prior to joining Livingston International Ben was Director of International Trade for Vista Outdoor Inc., a global leader in outdoor sports and recreation products including: firearms and ammunition, outdoor cooking, optics, hydration systems and action sports accessories. He also gained extensive knowledge of both the commercial aerospace and defense industries while holding leadership positions at the Wencor Group and Exelis, Inc. In addition, Ben is an appointed member of the U.S. Department of State’s Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG).

Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a MBA from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.

Amanda McDonald — Trade Compliance Manager, LCB, Smiths Medical


Half Day Morning Seminar Program Schedule

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Program Begins
11:30 a.m. Adjourn
12:00 p.m. Lunch

Half Day Afternoon Seminar Program Schedule

11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Program Begins
4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Registration Fees

Half Day: $70 | Full Day:$120

Half Day: $100 | Full Day:$150

Program Sponsor

Program Sponsor- CHS

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Cancellation Policy: With written cancellation notice, received at least 1 week prior to the event, you will receive a full refund, minus a $10 administrative fee. No-shows will not receive refunds.

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