Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Commerce's BIS, to Speak at TKG's Trade and Foreign Investment in Cuba LIVE Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Trade and Foreign Investment in Cuba: Opportunities and Pitfalls LIVE Webcast". End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) January 19, 2018 - This event is scheduled for February 8, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET).

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    About Matthew S. Borman
    Matthew S. Borman currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration. In this position‚ Mr. Borman is responsible for implementing the Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS) controls on the export of dual-use and military items for national security‚ foreign policy‚ nonproliferation‚ and short supply reasons. In addition‚ he oversees BIS's programs to ensure that industrial resources are available to meet national and economic security requirements‚ BIS's implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention‚ and BIS's implementation of the Additional Protocol to the US-IAEA Agreement. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary‚ Mr. Borman served as Acting Chief of the Enforcement and Litigation Division of the Office of Chief Counsel for Export Administration.

    As division chief‚ he was responsible for providing legal advice to the Export Enforcement unit of BIS‚ including the adjudication of administrative enforcement actions. Mr. Borman entered the Commerce Department in 1992 as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for Export Administration. As an attorney in that office‚ Mr. Borman was responsible for a variety of matters‚ including attempts to revise the Export Administration Act‚ Congressional‚ General Accounting Office and Office of Inspector General investigations and studies‚ Freedom of Information Act requests‚ and export control cooperation with other countries. Mr. Borman received his B.A. in History from Northwestern University‚ his M.A. from Northeastern University‚ and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

    About U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security
    The mission of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is to advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership. BIS controls the export of items (i.e., commodities, software, and technology) that can be used to develop or enhance: conventional weapons; weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical and biological) or the missiles used to deliver those weapons; less sensitive military items; and items that can be used to abuse human rights. BIS implements the Export Administration Regulations to ensure that such exports are prevented or approved only to reliable foreign end users who have been thoroughly evaluated in a comprehensive interagency process by a highly trained cadre of analysts.

    Event Synopsis:
    Late last year, Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment (MINCEX) released the list of its latest projects open to foreign participation. The 297-page compilation which is entitled “Portfolio of Opportunities for Foreign Investment” for 2016-2017 offers an impressive number of business opportunities, which is insofar the highest since 2014. The step, which is viewed as one of the country's strategies to boost its slow-paced foreign investment, caters varied business ventures and opportunities including but not limited to healthcare, tourism, transportation, mining and agriculture.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues revolving on the Trade and Foreign Investment in Cuba. Speakers, among other things, will delve into the current conditions of Cuba's trade policies and strategies, including the opportunities and pitfalls of its plans, the implications of its legal framework and other important matters.

    Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
    • Overview of Cuba's Foreign Trade and Investment Laws
    • Cuban Trade Policies and Strategies
    • Latest News and Updates
    • Implications of Cuba’s Legal Structure on Trade and Foreign Investment
    • Current Conditions of Foreign Business Ventures
    • Opportunities and Pitfalls

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars 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. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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