About The Webinar

On July 31, Xinjiang Production and Construction Corporation and its 50 percent or more owned subsidiaries were added to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nationals List. This webinar will provide details on how this action will impact global supply chains for apparel and other industries reliant on cotton. Discussion will include practical steps to identify and mitigate risk created by this new designation.

Key Topics

  • Learn which entities are required to report to OFAC
  • Understand restrictions on transactions going forward from July 31
  • Develop strategies to ensure compliance with the sanctions restrictions


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, NPR, and BBC 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.



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