Assistant Secretary of Commercce for Export Enforcement Matthew Axelrod

The Massachusetts Export Center is holding a forum on the latest global trade economic, regulatory and compliance trends impacting international business from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at Shaw Hall, Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst, 100 Carlson Avenue, Newton.

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.  Register here.

The program begins with a global economic outlook that examines key market trends and their impact on international trade, followed by a panel discussion about emerging trends in export controls and economic sanctions.  Topics include expanded controls on emerging and foundational technologies, recent changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), evolving compliance threats related to China and Russia, including joint enforcement efforts between the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), other enforcement trends, the outlook for additional export control reforms, and more.

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement Matthew Axelrod will address new and sweeping changes in export enforcement policy, including increases in penalties, changes in handling of Voluntary Self Disclosures (VSDs), public release of charging letters, and other anticipated developments as BIS implements a stronger enforcement regime.

The program ends with a networking reception for attendees to join in the conversation and connect with global trade practitioners from throughout the region.

Special Guest Speaker:

Matthew S. Axelrod, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement [bio]

Additional Speakers:

  • Brian Amero, Director, Global Compliance and Ethics — Teradyne, Inc.
  • Jeannette Chu, Managing Director, Export Controls and Trade Sanctions — PwC
    Former Senior Policy Advisor & Export Control Attaché, Beijing, China with U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security  
  • Paula Murphy, Director— Massachusetts Export Center
  • B. Stephanie Siegmann, Chair, International Trade & Global Security Group — Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
    Former Chief, National Security Unit with U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts  
  • Stephen Stanley, Chief Economist, Amherst Pierpont — Santander Group

Co-sponsors along with Mass Export Center include CONECT, Hinckley Allen, PwC, Santander Bank, N.A.

See calendar of upcoming International Training events from Mass Export Center.