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Register Today for the April Trade Talk Series

Join us on Thursday, April 13 for the April Trade Talk Series, which will include a US Export Controls and Sanctions update, as well as a session on Understanding and Complying with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  Douglas Jacobson, an experienced international trade attorney based in Washington, will discuss the recent changes, issues and trends in export control policies, regulations and practices, and the current FCPA enforcement environment. 

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Recent Export Rules Violations

There have been several notable violations of the US's export laws in recent months. The Bureau of Industry and Security's Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) are two pieces of legislation that dictate how US companies or US-traded foreign companies do business overseas. These recent violations of export laws illustrate how the laws are applied and serve as interesting examples of what not to do.

Save the Date: 2016 Global Business Awards Luncheon
Join us on Wednesday, May 24 at the 2016 Global Business Awards Luncheon.  Governor Doug Burgum has been invited to present the North Dakota Service to Exporters Award and the Exporter of the Year Award to businesses that have made significant advancements in the international marketplace.  The Global Business Awards Luncheon will also feature a keynote presentation by Mark Kennedy, President of the University of North Dakota.

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A Deadly Trade

Rhinoceros horns worth an estimated $5 million on the black market were seized this week in Thailand after being discovered inside of luggage at Bangkok International airport's customs. Authorities say this confiscation of twenty-one horns, which came from Ethiopia, was the largest in years. The import violation occurred amidst the increasingly aggressive tactics of poachers, who are motivated by the growing wealth and demand in Asian markets.

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