ICPA Spring Conference 2021

ICPA Spring Conference 2021

Mark your calendars! Alliance Drawback Services will be attending and presenting at the ICPA (International Compliance Professionals Association) Spring Conference in San Antonio, TX, March 28-31, 2021. This conference provides a wealth of educational information to the trade community – presented by industry leaders. If you are involved in Import/Export Compliance or Operations, Supply Chain Compliance or Security, Internal Controls or Government Relations then this conference is for you.

Attendees will be available to register for the conference to participate on-site or remotely through their virtual platform where you can enjoy visiting digital booths, watch speaking sessions and network with other professionals.

We are proud to announce that our CEO, Anthony Nogueras and VP of Operations, Nicole Kartchner, will be presenting three sessions at the conference. Please see the session details below and don’t forget to register because spots are limited!

Anthony Nogueras, CEO

Session: “ABC’s of Drawback”
When: Monday, March 29th 4:15PM-5:15PM CDT
Description: Originally enacted in 1789 as part of the Original Tariff Act, duty drawback has been subject to numerous amendments that has been “game-changing” for the industry. In addition, there are also different types of duty drawback, provisions that can be used and strict regulation guidelines to follow. During this seminar, Mr. Nogueras brings his vast experience in the complex world of duty drawback and simplifies the subject matter in a way that trade professionals can gain a solid foundation on this tariff mitigation strategy.

Session: “TFTEA Drawback Review, a Net Positive”
When: Wednesday, March 31st 11:15AM-12:15PM CDT
Description: Two years after the extensive TFTEA Drawback changes, where do we stand today? The list of recent disruptions and developments to what was once a mostly a static duty drawback regime is unprecedented: the implementation of new drawback regulations; the complete automation of drawback claim submission via the new ACE drawback module; major drawback litigation in the Court of International Trade; the imposition of Section 301 China Tariffs; COVID’s economic disruption. While the dust has settled on elements of the new drawback regime, extensive collaboration between the drawback trade community and Customs and Border Protection is still required before the process of modernizing this unique tariff mitigation strategy can be considered a success. The presentation will provide an overview of TFTEA drawback (Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act’s major amendment to the drawback law in 2016), a review of the drawback process steps required to initiate a drawback program, and end with a discussion of the issues and barriers currently impacting the drawback filer.


Nicole Kartchner, VP of Operations

Session: “Using ACE Reporting Tools to Maximize Compliance and Duty Savings Opportunities”
When: Monday, March 29th 2:45PM-3:45PM CDT
Description: ACE reports contain invaluable data on company imports, exports, and other customs activity. U.S. Customs and Border Protection over the past few years has made significant changes by adding new reports, new reporting universes, and valuable data to the reporting module. This seminar will focus on the recent changes and how to leverage ACE report data to manage trade compliance, identify opportunities for duty savings, and discover potential problems before you receive a CBP inquiry.