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Andrew Edlefsen, Nevada Director, U.S. Commercial Service | U.S. Department of Commerce to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 19, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Andrew Edlefsen, Nevada Director, U.S. Commercial Service | U.S. Department of Commerce, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Do You Know Your Customer? Strategies to Avoid Costly Fines When Doing Business Abroad Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for July 11, 2013 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

About Andrew Edlefsen

Andrew Edlefsen currently serves as Nevada Director of the US Commercial Service. His Las Vegas office works directly with Nevada companies providing export-related and international business-related assistance, including USCS market research and matchmaking services. Prior to moving to Las Vegas in July, 2008, he served as International Trade Specialist in the Utah Export Assistance Center in Salt Lake City and also worked in the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, International Trade and Diplomacy office, focusing primarily on the Asia region

Andrew has a wealth of experience in international business, particularly in the aviation industry, having done consulting work for over 10 years for international aviation companies exploring China, in addition to having spent several years living and working in Taiwan and other parts of Asia. He was one of the original organizers and creators of the China GA Forum, an annual aviation event held in China which focuses on general aviation industry issues and B2B networking in that market.

Andrew has a BA in Chinese and a MBA, from Brigham Young University and Utah State University, respectively. A private pilot (SEL), Andrew also reads/speaks/types fluent Mandarin Chinese, having previously worked as Chinese Language Analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense. He continues to hold a strong interest in aviation and China and is currently a member of the US Commercial Service’s Aerospace/Defense Team and serves as special advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s China Business Information Center. He has organized CS trade missions to China and is often invited to speak at China-focused events in Las Vegas and around the country.

Event Synopsis:

Selling to customers abroad has never been easier. However, there are some pitfalls that you must be aware of in order to avoid serious and potentially critical problems when doing business outside the US. The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of thought leaders to help you understand the critical elements when trading goods and services abroad in accordance with today’s challenging business and regulatory environment. The speakers will share their opinions in a two-hour Live Webcast which will cover the following key topics:

• Checking and Assessing Restricted Party List
• Understanding Entity List, Denied Persons List and the Unverified List
• When and How to Get Export License
• Things to Consider before Agreeing to Transactions
• Potential Defaults and Penalties Involve
• Up to the minute-regulatory updates
• Other issues

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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