Complying with the Rules & Regulations Pertaining to Export Finance: OFAC, Anti-Boycott, and the USA PATRIOT Act

Duration: 90 Minutes
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U.S. exporters are not only required to understand complex licensing requirements regarding the goods they sell, they must adhere to U.S. sanctions against “enemy” countries (foreign assets control regulations) and refuse to comply with sanctions imposed by other countries (anti-boycott regulations). These two sets of regulations are partially policed by U.S. banks when handling shipping documents and payments and, if a violation is detected, payments must be frozen and the bank must report the exporter to the authorities. Fines, loss of tax credits, and even jail terms may be imposed.
OFAC Compliance Program
Instructor: Buddy Baker
Product ID: 500230

On top of all that, the USA PATRIOT Act requires banks to refuse to even handle transactions that may be completely legitimate but which involve parties they haven’t done background checks on and to report transactions viewed by the government as “suspicious,” with the idea of catching money launderers. This session educates participants on the regulations governing the actions of banks when handling international payments and explores what banks are required to do and not to do, with a particular focus on the impact on the exporter and their payment for goods.

Why Should you Attend:
  • Understand the difference between international rules, domestic laws & regulations, and international conventions and when they apply
  • Learn under what circumstances payment from a foreign buyer could get frozen by the U.S. government and deemed “trading with the enemy”
  • Understand what makes a transaction reportable or prohibited under the anti-boycott regulations
  • Review how the USA PATRIOT Act applies to trade transactions and information banks actually need in order to satisfy “Know-Your-Customer” requirements
Objectives of the Presentation:
  • Sanctions against “enemy” countries (e.g., the Office of Foreign Assets Control and U.N. sanctions)
  • Antiboycott regulations
  • Anti-Money Laundering regulations (e.g., the USA PATRIOT Act)
Who can Benefit:
  • Attorneys
  • Credit and Collection Managers
  • Presidents
  • Vice Presidents
  • Business Owners
  • Managers
  • Lending Professionals
  • Accountants
  • Bankers
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Instructor Profile:
Walter (Buddy) Baker has over 30 years of experience in international trade finance. In May 2009 he joined Fifth Third Bank where he heads their Global Trade Solutions Delivery team. Fifth Third is one of the 20 largest banks in the US and provides a full range of risk mitigation and financing products for exporters and importers. Prior to Fifth Third, Buddy worked for Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, ABN AMRO Bank, Bank of America, Wachovia Bank, and The First National Bank of Chicago.

Buddy is a recognized expert in trade finance and author of numerous magazine articles and the books Users’ Handbook to Documentary Credits under UCP600, Documentary Payments & Short-Term Trade Finance, and The Regulatory Environment of Letters of Credit and Trade Finance. He owns the consulting firm Global Trade Risk Management Strategies, which specializes in educational training, and makes frequent presentations for national associations of exporters, importers, bankers and lawyers. Mr. Baker serves as a member-at-large of the National Letter of Credit Committee of the International Financial Services Association and is actively involved in establishing national and worldwide standard practices for LCs, such as the recent revision of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (referred to as UCP600), the official ICC guide for examining letter of credit documents, called the International Standard Banking Practices for the Examination of Documents under Documentary Credits, the eUCP supplement to the UCP dealing with electronic documents, the International Standby Practices, and Article 5 of the Uniform Commercial Code. He acts as an advisor to the Institute for International Banking Law and Practice and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF), a multinational association of export credit managers.

Buddy earned his undergraduate degree at Yale University and his MBA at Northwestern.
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