KPMG, the Premier Partner of the U.S. Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), and specifically the Forensics and Trade & Customs practices are recognized authorities on United States and foreign trade compliance matters. KPMG's Forensics Practice is a leading authority on a variety of regulatory and law enforcement matters, including U.S. Government regulations and practices with regard to economic and trade sanctions. KPMG's Trade & Customs Practice works with companies on a variety of export control compliance and OFAC sanctions matters.
During the webinar, Charlie Steele, a Managing Director in the Forensics Practice, and Robert Kearsley, a Senior Manager in the Trade & Customs Practice, discussed the following topics:
- An overview of U.S. economic and trade sanctions, as administered and enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Risk areas for U.S. companies engaged in international trade
- OFAC enforcement practices and trends
- Better practices to minimize risk and ensure compliance
Charlie and Robert have extensive experience with assisting companies in connection with sanctions issues. In addition, they both have relevant experience on the government side: Charlie served as the Associate Director at OFAC in charge of Enforcement before joining KPMG in December 2013, and Robert is a former export specialist with the Bureau of Industry and Security at the Commerce Department.
PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.usfashionindustry.com/presentations/072314-USFIA-KPMG-OFAC-Webinar.pdf