About The Webinar

Since the passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has taken more actions to withhold the release of goods believed to be made using forced labor. In addition, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security have taken steps to prevent certain entities from exporting to or benefiting from any transactions with U.S. companies due to concerns about forced labor. Not to be outdone, Congress is considering legislation on forced labor that would impact imports from China in particular. This webinar will help you understand these different measures and their impact on your business.

Key Topics

  • OFAC Specially Designated Nationals List and how to comply
  • BIS Entity List and how to comply
  • Withhold release orders – What does CBP need?
  • Canada’s new forced labor tariff – What does it mean?
  • Congressional legislation – How will it impact trade?
  • A new administration – Will forced labor enforcement change under a Biden/Harris administration?


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J. Nicole Bivens Collinson

President, International Trade & Government Relations

NICOLE BIVENS COLLINSON leads the International Trade and Government Relations practice of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and serves as managing principal of the Washington, D.C., office. She is also a member of the Firm's Operating Committee. Ms. Collinson has over 25 years of experience in government, public affairs and lobbying and has appeared on MSNBC and NPR several times discussing trade issues. She has drafted and guided the successful implementation of several pieces of key international trade legislation positively affecting the bottom line of many U.S. companies. 


Kristine Pirnia

Member, Export Controls & Sanctions Practice Leader

Kristine Pirnia is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and leads its Export Controls and Sanctions Practice. She is based in San Diego and is an accomplished professional and leader with extensive experience in export controls, sanctions and anti-bribery related matters such as program development, internal investigations and training both within corporations and in private practice.


Elise Shibles


ELISE SHIBLES is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the San Francisco office. She advises and counsels clients on trade agreement and preference program requirements for a variety of different types of goods under U.S. and non-U.S. trade programs including NAFTA, QIZ, ASEAN-China and EU-Vietnam, among others. She also has extensive expertise in all aspects of textile and apparel trade and policy including classification, origin, marking, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and strategy for trade negotiations. 



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