Publications & Presentations
October 15, 2015
In October and November, Polsinelli Shareholder Melissa Proctor will present at the events below on the topics of compliance with U.S. embargoes and economic sanctions and U.S. import requirements.

The Latest on Cuba, Iran and Ukraine: What U.S. Companies Need to Know about the U.S. Embargoes and Economic Sanctions
October 19, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Phoenix, AZ

Please join the AZBar’s International Law Section for an in-depth discussion of the current U.S. embargoes and economic sanctions programs. Melissa Proctor, Shareholder with Polsinelli, will cover the recent developments involving the U.S. embargoes on Cuba and Iran, as well as the Ukrainian-related sanctions program, their impact on U.S. companies, and “best practices” for compliance. This presentation is intended to provide outside counsel, general and in-house counsel, and executives a thorough understanding of the following key areas:
  • Overview of U.S. embargoes and sanctions programs, and the U.S. Agencies that enforce them
  • Who must comply with U.S. Embargoes and economic sanctions programs?
  • Current restrictions and prohibited activities
  • Key developments in the sanctions on Cuba, Iran and the Crimea
  • Consequences of Non-Compliance
  • Best practices for compliance

For more information or to register, click here.


Webinar: Losing Sleep over Customs Issues? Mastering the Elements of Customs Compliance
November 10, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST

Melissa Proctor will be presenting this webinar designed to give a thorough understanding of the core customs compliance requirements. Understanding the rules and how they impact import operations is not only critical for the seamless entry and clearance of merchandise into the United States, but also positions companies to take advantage of significant cost and duty saving opportunities.

Topics include:
  • Reasonable Care – What does it really mean?
  • Common failures and the consequences of non-compliance
  • The core customs compliance areas
  • Effective communications with CBP
  • The “3 P’s” of corrective action (Post-Entry Amendments, Protests & Prior Disclosures)
  • Best Practices for effective customs compliance programs

For more information on this webinar or to register, click here.

More Than Just Cigars, Rum & Coffee—The Impact of Recent Developments in the Embargo on Cuba on U.S. Companies
November 19, 2015 | 9:00 PM | Phoenix, AZ

After last December’s historic announcement that the U.S. would begin to reestablish relations with Cuba, U.S. companies saw the removal of Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana after 50 years, and the easing of certain travel and trade restrictions. Many U.S. companies are already taking steps to identify potential opportunities in Cuba. Join the Phoenix Chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade for an interactive discussion on the latest developments and changes involving the U.S. embargo on Cuba.

Topics include:
  • Timeline of Events - Change in U.S. Trade and Diplomatic Policy toward Cuba
  • Status of the Overall U.S. Embargo on Cuba
  • Understanding the New Requirements for Travel to Cuba
  • Importing from Cuba
  • Exporting to Cuba
  • Best Practices for Compliance

For more information on the Organization of Women in International Trade and to register, click here.