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Country of Origin, Buy American Act & Trade Agreement Act
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When: Wednesday June 13, 2018
8:00 am — 11:30 am
Where: KPMG, Minneapolis
4200 Wells Fargo Center
90 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55402
United States
Contact: Matt Rivard

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8:00 a.m. Registration & continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Program
11:30 p.m. Adjourn

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain familiarity with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) and when it applies.
  2. Understand TAA requirements and how to determine origin.
  3. Learn how to build a compliance program around TAA.

Program Description

Do you currently bid on government procurement contracts, or are you considering getting involved in the government procurement business? While government procurement can be a valuable revenue stream, there are many pitfalls that are important to avoid. The first step in doing so is to ensure a robust program is in place for maintaining Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliance.

This program will help you answer many of the key questions associated with the Trade Agreements Act: when are TAA rules implicated? What are the requirements associated with TAA? How do you determine origin for TAA purposes? How do you strengthen your organization’s ability to effectively deal with the myriad of ways TAA compliance could put you at risk? What level of organizational commitment will be involved, and who are the key partners to work with.

You will walk away from this program with practical advice from Jessica Libby, Managing Director for KPMG’s Trade and Customs practice in Minneapolis; and concrete steps you can take to improve, regardless of the maturity of your TAA compliance program.

We look forward to seeing you there on June 13th!


Jessica Libby — Managing Director, KPMG, LLP

Jessica Libby is a Managing Director in KPMG’s Trade and Customs practice and leads the practice in KPMG’s Minneapolis office. Jessica held various senior level global trade compliance and supply chain roles in private industry for a Fortune 500 retailer. She worked as an international trade consultant for a customs and trade law firm, and was an attorney with the International Trade Administration in Washington, D.C.

Jessica’s diverse customs, supply chain and legal background gives her valuable insight into the strategic and operational complexities U.S. importers face, and the opportunities available to them. She possesses extensive experience with import compliance, trade remedies, duty recoveries, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations. Jessica worked for one of the largest U.S. importers, leading its Importer Self-Assessment initiative, with more than $18 million First Sale program, and overall trade strategy efforts. Before joining KPMG, she led antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, prepared and conducted import compliance training, and partnered closely with U.S. Customs on key initiatives.

Registration Fees

Member:$50 | Non-Member:$60


Parking is available at Gaviidae Common on Sixth Street, between Nicollet Mall and Marquette going east on the right side of the street, or the IDS Center on Marquette Avenue, between Eighth and Seventh Streets going north on the left side of the street.

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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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