Reduce the Risk of Global Trade Management! Due Diligence in International Transactions

This is a non-WNG event.

Reduce the Risk of Global Trade Management! Due Diligence in International Transactions: Red Flags to Detect Scams, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Watch Lists, and Points to Include When Preparing an International Representation Agreement

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Join the VA & DC District Export Council, BizLaunch and the Commercial Service No. VA & DC office for this informative seminar!

Many international trade fraud cases can be  prevented through simple open source Internet screening.  Learn from a seasoned due diligence practitioner just what piques her attention when reviewing a company’s information and gather tips to incorporate into your essential routine to avoid wasting time or getting burned. Spoiler alert: where there’s smoke, there’s fire!

In addition, the seminar will include an overview of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); watchlists to check when engaged in international transactions; and points to include when preparing an international representation agreement to make sure you are protected.

About our Speakers:

Louise Kern is the founder and Managing Director of Global Business Information Services Inc. (GloBIS). The firm provides business credit reports, market intelligence, and databases in countries around the globe. Ms. Kern has served on the boards of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago; International Women Associates, Chicago; the Chicago Sister Cities China Committee; and the US Chapter of the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

Andrea M. Ewart, Esq. is the founder of DevelopTradeLaw, LLC, which provides custom-tailored legal and business solutions to companies doing business internationally. Ms. Ewart has counseled and represented the interests of businesses, governments, and entrepreneurs on a wide range of issues affecting international trade including customs law and enforcement, U.S. export control laws, U.S. trade sanctions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the use of preferential trade programs to minimize trade costs and support market expansion, and contractual support for international transactions.  Ms. Ewart is the past president of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT).


Jul 13 2018


8:30 am - 11:30 am



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