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You're Invited

Compliance Conference

A Virtual Regulatory Event | April 21 - 22, 2020

You're Invited

The coronavirus outbreak has caused the cancellation or postponement of countless industry trade shows and conferences around the globe, including our Philadelphia Compliance Seminar. Our "new normal" requires the implementation of new, innovative ways to connect and collaborate.

As such, BDP is pleased to invite you to our 2020 Compliance Conference: A Virtual Regulatory Event on April 21 - 22, 2020.

Agenda and Registration

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

11:00 AM EST | Opening Comments / Hot Topics Panel

  • Rich Bolte, Chairman & CEO provides opening comments and a glimpse into BDP's response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Michael Ford and Melissa Pinheiro give an overview of the most recent and pressing issues surrounding importing into and exporting from, the United States.
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12:30 PM EST | USMCA Implementation: What It Means For Your Business

  • Michael Ford and Melissa Pinheiro review USMCA, lead a discussion of new provisions, and compare against NAFTA. The key takeaway: What should you be doing now?
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3:00 PM EST | Why Is My Broker Asking For That Information? Understanding The New Importer Identity Verification Process 

  • Tracy Dunnagan explains the new document requirements and verification of Importers and Non- Resident Importers 
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

11:00 AM EST | The Importance of Accurate Classification, Especially in the Age of the Tariff Wars 

  • Melissa Pinheiro reviews Harmonized Tariff Classification and takes a look at some new rulings that have come out in light of the 301 and 232 tariffs of 2018 and 2019.
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12:30 PM EST | Why a Disclosure? Importing /Exporting

  • Michael Ford and Melissa Pinheiro discuss the latest changes related to Export disclosure to the USG, as well as the important issues that are also connected with the filing for an Import disclosure.
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Why Attend

Educational Opportunities 

Every year, our team curates an agenda that features the latest trends and development from the world of compliance. Don't miss this opportunity to hear their unique insights on today's regulatory happenings. Additionally, participants receive 5.5 educational credits from the NCBFFA for attending.

Networking Opportunities

Reap the advantages of face-to-face communication in this virtual event; our presenters will be front and center and you'll have the opportunity to share your questions during our Q and A.

Work from home


Our team of industry experts will be leading the session and sharing their expertise. Check out their credentials below.


Michael Ford | Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs | BDP International

Michael Ford is a career professional in international transportation, specializing in import/export documentation and regulatory compliance. Mr. Ford's leadership in communication and system logic on governmental rules and regulations is central to BDP's ability to understand and resolve complex regulatory issues quickly, decisively and with minimal impact upon customers. Mr. Ford has been associated with BDP for more than 40 years. 

Melissa Gordon Pinheiro | Corporate Compliance Manager | BDP International

As Corporate Compliance Manager for BDP International, Melissa handles compliance auditing, as well as compliance training and education, both within BDP and for many clients within the BDP family. Member, Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Bar of the Court of International Trade.

Tracy Dunnagan | Director of Global Compliance | BDP International

Tracy Dunnagan is the Director of Global Compliance for BDP International where she focuses on global trade compliance, trade management, and supply chain solutions that transform clients’ risk profile and optimizes their performance. Tracy has over 25 years of operational experience in trade compliance, supply chain, and import logistics.Tracy has been a licensed Customs Broker since 1996.