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Event Name:USMCA: Advantages and Challenges for OFS
Description:This event is open to members and non-members.
Event Date:8/19/2020
Event Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central
Location:PESA Webinar
Details:The OFS sector faces opportunities and challenges within the revised trade agreement between Mexico, Canada and United States implemented on July 1. There are a number of energy areas addressed within USMCA including crude imports, gas exports and oil and gas partnerships. 

Join PESA's International Trade Policy Committee and Mexico Task Force to hear from John Brew, Crowell & Moring, Rocio Pacheco, Proactive Trade Acceleration and Brian Staples, Trade Facilitation Services for their regional expertise and analysis on the new North American free trade act and its impact on the oilfield services and equipment sector. 

This is a free online event. 

rocioRocio Pacheco
Founder and Managing Director
Proactive Trade Acceleration

Rocio is Founder and Managing Director for Proactive Trade Acceleration with two business units in Organizational Development and International Trade, working together with Kuehne + Nagel in order to provide all services related to Mexican Official Standards according to the recent changes that came into effect on June 3rd, 2019. Rocio is characterized by her strong values and for providing efficient, professional and ethical services. Within PTA has been responsible for making a diagnosis on Baker Hughes part numbers to be imported to Mexico, in order to comply with changes to legal provisions related to Official Mexican Standards, as well as implementing effective solutions, such as: 1) NOM exception letter issued by local Certification Organisms; 2) Meetings with Mexican authorities to explain Baker Hughes’ specific situation, in order to obtain simplicity in their procedures while maintaining 100% compliance (5-TER resolutions) for part numbers subject to Mexican Official Standards related to telecommunications and/or electronic industrial sectors; 3) Highly Specialized Product.

StaplesBrian Staples
Trade Facilitation Services

Staples provides international trade and customs consulting from his base in Ottawa, Canada. In 1998 he founded and became the President of Trade Facilitation Services. His experience of how national capitals work combined with technical trade fundamentals including customs procedures, customs verification audits, the Harmonized System of classification and trade facilitation has allowed him to fashion effective market access solutions and trade strategies for a variety of clients and sectors in North America and globally. Mr. Staples is recognized internationally as a rules of origin specialist with extensive experience and expertise in the preferential rules of origin that are a feature of every free trade agreement and non-preferential origin as well.

mariaMaria Vanikiotis
Associate, International Trade Group
Crowell & Moring

Maria is an associate in the International Trade Group of Crowell & Moring and resident in the firm's New York office.  Maria has experience in a variety of matters related to the movement of goods across international borders, including problem-solving for importers facing Section 232 and Section 301 tariffs, classification of merchandise under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, first sale appraisement programs, free trade agreement origin verifications, country of origin analyses, and other regulatory issues.

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