2019 Integration Point Annual Conference

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The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC
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Whether you’re new to trade compliance or responsible for determining the strategic direction of your compliance program, this is the conference for you. Join Baker Tilly principal and Firm Leader of international Services, Jeff Jorge, during his speaking session at the conference.

Getting the Most Out of Your IMMEX Operations

Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

More than 6,000 companies operate a Maquila facility today, with many more expected to launch Maquila operations in the future. This continued and increasing demand is met with heightened government scrutiny related to IMMEX compliance due to growing trade tensions in North America. Recent official government requirements put many companies at risk of operating outside the bounds of new regulations, increasing the likelihood of non-compliance during inspection by Mexican authorities. Penalties include fines, loss of VAT credits or possibly a shut-down of operations, among many others.

In this session, attendees will glean insights from a proprietary Maquila health-check methodology to employ for their own IMMEX operations to help ensure compliance. Topics include:

  • Current state assessment
  • The role of program management and change management
  • Select case studies in non-compliance and resolution
  • Typical Maquila compliance issues and how to overcome them
  • The invisible risk faced by most companies and what you can do about it

For more information on these topics, or to learn how Baker Tilly global trade compliance specialists can help, contact our team.