PAEI Webinar: Trade Compliance Assessment: An Executive Tool for 2022

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Webinar:  Trade Compliance Assessment: An Executive Tool for 2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. PST (3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EST)

Join us for this interactive “webinar” with our industry experts on an overview of the Trade Compliance Assessment program with a focus on the fine points of conducting an effective assessment.

Internal audits are an important requirement for an effective compliance program. Learn when to perform internal audits versus external assessments and understand their use as an executive tool in evaluating people, processes, and systems with an emphasis on recent regulation changes such as MEU, ICT… We’ll also share how to use assessments to communicate the benefits of a compliance program to the management.

From this “Trade Compliance Assessment: An Executive tool for 2022″ program you will get an overview of the “Assessment life cycle”, including:

  • Why perform an Assessment?
  • Types of Assessments
  • Planning and conducting an Assessment
  • Challenges of an Assessment
  • Reports and risk Assessment
  • Disclosures – Business decisions/Strategy
  • and other related Assessment topics………

It is ideal for Export-Import Compliance professionals who want to build a trade compliance assessment program and for those who want to apply the appropriate audit tools and techniques to improve their existing assessment program. Learn from the experts how your corporation can build and implement an effective assessment program. The seminar can be attended either in person via webinar.

Speaker:  Julie Gibbs, Director, BPE Global

Julie has been working in the trade compliance and logistics industry since 1991. Since joining BPE Global in 2007, she has had a wide variety of experience in trade compliance strategy, policy, programs, tools, and related projects for companies of all sizes.

Julie has been a licensed customs broker with CBP since 1997. She possesses a thorough understanding of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations, including country of origin, Customs valuation and classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Importer Security Assessment (ISA), Free Trade Agreements, Drawback and Importer Security Filings (ISF). She is armed with extensive knowledge of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) including restricted party screening, sanctions/embargoes, deemed exports, classification, encryption, licensing, Automated Export System (AES) filings, and anti-boycott reporting. She is experienced in classification and licensing under the International Arms in Trade Regulations (ITAR). Julie files Commodity Jurisdictions, Commodity Classification Requests in the Commodity Classification Automated Tracking System (CCATS) and encryption reports on behalf of her clients.

Speaker: Evelyn Bernal, Director, BPE Global

Evelyn has been working in the Trade Compliance industry for over 20 years. From the start, she has been helping the companies she’s worked for create their EAR and ITAR compliance programs and build the infrastructure to support them. Evelyn’s career started heavily in the ITAR. In her role as Manager of Trade Compliance at Communications & Power Industries, a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems, she honed her ITAR skills, drafting hundreds of ITAR licenses annually along with multiple ITAR agreements to support the company’s global subsidiaries.

Evelyn has extensive experience in the fabless semiconductor industry, having worked for over 15 years at multinational companies such as Xilinx and Marvell Semiconductor. As Global Trade Compliance Manager at Xilinx, she crafted EAR and ITAR policies, procedures, and licenses, creating content for and conducting countless hours of training. She partnered with IT to implement the company’s GTM system, as well as data classification and Data Loss Prevention tools. She successfully navigated the company both through the development of its ITAR Control Program and the eventual decontrol of its ITAR products due to Export Control Reform.

Location:  This is a virtual seminar via your computer or laptop. The seminar will begin at 12:00 p.m. PST (3:00 p.m. EST) and end at 1:30 PST (4:30 p.m. EST).  The duration includes Q and A time.  We recommend you log in 15 minutes before the start time.  *Webinar details will be sent by email a few days before January 25th*.

The last day to register is 12:00 p.m. PST on Monday, January 24th.  PAEI Tax ID:  680117035

Registration: FREE for P.A.E.I. members/$60 for non-members. Credit or debit card payments only.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Requests for cancellations or attendee changes must be received by 12:00 p.m. PST, Monday, January 24th. Any refunds will be charged a $10 administrative fee. Please email requests to our office at

Not a member? Consider becoming a PAEI member today!
The cost of membership gives you FREE attendance to this webinar, and the many more benefits you can enjoy participating in PAEI. Talk about a deal!

  • Individual Membership only: $50
  • Corporate Membership only: $150

For registration questions, please contact Marit Fox at




Access details will be shared a few days before the program.

  • January 25, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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