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Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Exports Compliance Webinar

June 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - June 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm EDT


This export compliance webinar is a two-day program bringing together experts from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Mid-Atlantic District Export Council to provide training on export filing requirements.

All of those who are involved in the export process should plan to attend this invaluable event:

U.S. Principal Parties in Interest (USPPI), including Manufacturers and Suppliers
Export Compliance Managers
Freight Forwarders
Exporting Carriers
U.S. Customs Brokers
Compliance Software Providers
This is a virtual event. Instructions for participation will be provided to registrants in a separate email.

Webinar Agenda
Dates: June 7th and 8th, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EST on each day

Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), including filing requirements of the FTR
How to classify your commodities & Schedule B classification requirements
Overview of the ACE platform, including AESDirect and Export Report
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) regulatory compliance and updates
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance and updates
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs overview
Speaker Bios
Gerry Horner:

Gerry Horner has been employed with the U.S. Department of Commerce for over 32 years. He rejoined the Census Bureau in the Trade Regulations Branch in December 2018, where he is responsible for assisting in the formulation of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR); ensuring that the FTR are consistent with Partnership Federal Agencies Regulations and Statutes; contributing to the development of the Electronic Export Manifest; and managing the Voluntary Self Disclosure program.

Prior to rejoining Census, Mr. Horner spent seven months in private industry, working as the Director of Training and Onboarding for OCR services, a trade-compliance software provider. Between 2006 and 2018, Mr. Horner was a Senior Analyst and Director of the Office of Technology Evaluation for the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). He transformed BIS’s data mining efforts, deployed the Consolidated Screening List and BIS license decrementation program, and assisted in the rewrite of the export clearance and destination control statement regulations. Mr. Horner liaised with the Census Bureau and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on all matters related to the Automated Export System (AES) and the U.S. Government’s single window system – the Automated Commercial Environment.

Mr. Horner began his career at the Census Bureau in 1989, where he worked until 2006. In those 17 years, he was a major player in the multi-agency team that developed and implemented AES and AESDirect, formulated the AES outreach program, established the AES customer service call center, launched the AES compliance review programs, and contributed to the FTR rewrite addressing AES requirements.

Evelyn Lewis:

Evelyn Lewis works in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Economic Indicators Division in the International Trade Indicator Micro Analysis Branch. She is the Section Chief for transportation and sundries and is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and quality of trade statistics for these commodity areas. Through webinars and export compliance seminars, Ms. Lewis trains members of the trade community about commodity classification rules and resources. She received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University, master’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and master’s certificates from the George Washington University, School of Business.

Alexander George:

Alex George began his career at the U.S. Census Bureau in 2015 with the International Trade Management Division. Currently a member of the AESDirect team in the Trade Data Collection Branch of the Economic Management Division, Alex is responsible in enhancing the usability and functionality of the AESDirect system in the Automated Commercial Environment used to capture export trade statistics. He also works closely with other Partnering Government Agencies to incorporate new data elements and improvements to the edit and validation procedures in the Automated Export System (AES) and the AESDirect system when changes in export regulations mandate.

In addition, Alex works closely with export filers in the trade community helping them remain in compliance with export laws and regulations by addressing and resolving filing issues to the AES and AESDirect systems. As a member of the EMD Outreach Team, he travels nationally to train the export community on using the AESDirect system and how to comply with the Foreign Trade Regulations when filing.

Mayumi Brewster:

Ms. Mayumi Brewster embarked upon her career in the International Trade Management Division (ITMD) at the U.S. Census Bureau in 2015 as a Survey Statistician. She began working in the Trade Outreach Branch (TOB) coordinating and facilitating a number of webinars and Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) exports compliance seminars in support of the ongoing outreach efforts to the export trade community. In addition, Ms. Brewster continues to provide guidance to exporters requiring ACE export reports access through the Census Bureau’s verification process.

In TOB, one of her key contributions was creating export reports training resources. She worked directly with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and provided a thorough presentation that discussed various features within the ACE export reports application. In just 2 years of serving within this capacity, Ms. Brewster has trained over 2,000 people in utilizing the export reports feature. She is enthusiastic about serving the export trade community both in-person and virtual training, and improving outreach efforts that lead to higher productivity and competitiveness.

Kiel Ursin (Breakout Session Speaker):

Kiel Ursin is a Carnet Specialist and Customer Service & Sales Representative with boomerang carnets. Carnet Specialists must be licensed bond and insurance advisors for ATA Carnets and international travel. In addition, they are required to train for a minimum of two years to qualify them to inform on all aspects of ATA Carnets. Kiel works out of boomerang’s headquarters in Barrington, IL, but often represents the company at conferences and training seminars throughout the U.S. Kiel sheds light on the many benefits of using carnets for boomerang freight, and companies learn about both the practical and dynamic growth aspects of carnet use. Kiel has considerable experience assisting many different industries with carnets. Originally from Lake Zurich, IL, Kiel has been with the company for over four years.



June 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am EDT
June 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm EDT

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