As an import professional, you need our important new resource

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As an import professional, you need our important new resource:

Import Transactions and Customs Compliance.

We are pleased to offer you a 20% publisher’s discount.

This is a single reference source for the importing process into the U.S. and is designed to give attorneys and import specialists some practical methods and model documents to anticipate and control the risks inherent in importing goods. The author, Scott Lowden, has compiled information that is currently available only in fragments.

Prudent importing strategy is all about controlling each transaction  with the seller and any intermediaries in the course of purchasing your goods from abroad. Contracts drafted by your suppliers of goods and services do not usually have good outcomes for you when they are tested. In most cases you can and should make every effort to write your own contracts and take the decisions that give you the most control over your purchase transaction.

This book will help you navigate the process as you deal with foreign suppliers, freight forwarders, brokers, carriers, banks and other service providers just to make a purchase. It will help you make these purchases in a way that satisfies an astonishing array of regulations enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Import Transactions and Customs Compliance deals with the requirements of the purchase order, the carriage of goods and related purchase transactions and then the subjects of customs compliance obligations, the adoption of policies and procedures to promote compliance with those obligations and the enforcement procedures that the importer may face in the event of non-compliance.

Scott Lowden has a long and distinguished law career, including serving as head of the legal department for two Fortune 100 companies.

The book is an excellent resource and a valuable training guide for importing companies, brokers and transportation companies as well as firms practicing trade compliance.  To immediately put this important reference tool to use: ORDER NOW!

Africa Finance and Economic Data

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We have partnered with African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) – a provider of  definitive financial and economic intelligence on Africa.

They have recently launched a revolutionary new version of their data service. In this new version, you take control of the data. All data is updated daily and is available under 3 packages:

  • Country Profile
  • Sector Focus
  • Data Hub

To celebrate this, they are granting complete access to the database, comprising circa 26 million records, on 1 month trial basis. During this time, you will not be able to download.

By accessing their database, you will be able to do the following:

  • Access unparalleled reference source of all 54 African economies
  • Empower your search with over 50,000 indicators
  • Display your data visually, using the charting functionality
  • Analyse data always accredited and reported as published by the source

To get a one month free trial, contact  Put RF in the subject matter box. [you could even create an email which would go to, re: AFED-RF. Please sign me up for a free trail to AFED. My phone is ______________ and company is _______________]

Negotiating Cyber Insurance, with a focus on worldwide coverage and best practices

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You are invited to receive a recording of a very special webinar: Negotiating Cyber Insurance, with a focus on worldwide coverage and best practices .

In addition to attendees from the U.S., there were attendees from Canada, the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. These companies were included among the many attendees: Zurich, Medtronic, Software Alliance, Global Cyber Alliance, Merck, AmeriHealth Caritas, King & Fisher,RELX Group,Proofpoint, Scottrade, Fedex, Sears and many others.

As if the risk of cyber attack on many different industries, ranging from financial, retail, hospitals and even law firms was not significant enough, many victims have found that they have been hit by a double whammy: inadequate insurance coverage and a cyber attack. You will want to view this webinar to mitigate your risk.

The Webinar focused on the important terms and conditions of cyber policies that can have a significant impact on worldwide coverage. Even if you have insurance now, you will want to see if your insurance fully covers possible incidents. For example, the program helped participants evaluate whether their current cyber insurance covers global liability such as for the EU’s GDPR or other national requirements.

As one general counsel said, we thought we had insurance, but property, professional liability and business disruption insurance turned out not to cover the full range of liability for a cyber incident, particularly on a worldwide basis.


David C. Lashway (Baker McKenzie)

David  leads Baker McKenzie’s global cybersecurity practice and is a partner in Washington, DC. His practice involves advising clients on complex internal investigations, as well as administrative, civil and criminal litigation matters. Hillary B. Brennan (Baker McKenzie) is a Partner in Washington, DC. office of Baker McKenzie. Her practice involves assisting clients with internal investigations, as well as complex administrative, civil and criminal litigation. She also advises clients on transactional matters.

Stephen Raptis (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP)

Steve has two decades of experience handling complex insurance claims

on behalf of commercial policyholders.

Dominic Keller (Willis Towers Watson)  Dominic is a member of Willis Towers Watson FINEX Cyber and E&O team and is admitted to the State Bar of California

Jeffrey Batt (Marsh)

Jeffrey is a Vice President in Marsh’s Cyber Practice / Cyber Center of Excellence, a national team of specialists.  In this capacity, he develops cyber risk management and transfer solutions for large domestic and global corporations.

To sign up for more information on cyber insurance sent right to your mailbox, go here.

The program was recorded and can be purchased here. Use the code RF when you go to the cart to receive a 5% discount. Recorded webinar.