BRUSSELS (8 October 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that three of the Firm’s top international trade lawyers will be joining leading industry members and representatives of the European Commission at tomorrow’s Global Customs Compliance conference in Brussels, hosted in the premises of the World Customs Organisation.
Brussels partner Philip Bentley QC will be chairing this two-day event, along with Renee E. Stein, Director of Global Trade Policy for Microsoft. David Levine from the Washington, D.C. office and Clive Stanbrook OBE QC of the Brussels office will both be featured speakers at the conference. They will be joined by Michael Schmitz Director of the WCO, Brigitte Iconomoff, Head of Customs at FedEx, Jeff Whalen, Assistant General Counsel at Nike, Richard van Raan, Head of Unit at the European Commission, David Dolan, Assistant Attaché at the US Mission to the EU, Sérgio Fontenelle Marques of General Motors do Brasil and Julie Felgar, Senior Manager at The Boeing Company.
Key topics for discussion include:
Best practices for making the most of the EU’s Authorised Economic Operator status, an EU harmonised accreditation regime which will result in lower costs for importers and exporters of goods in the European Union.
The US security programmes: Secure Ports, C-TPAT, Advanced Trade data Initiative and their effects on European companies.
The US Export Controls Programme. How the United States addresses Global Export Controls requirements.
For registrations and enquiries please call C5 Conferences on +44 (0)20 7878 6888.