ACSS Webinar: Risk Assessments and their Impact on Export and Sanctions Compliance Programs - Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists

Risk Assessments and their Impact on Export and Sanctions Compliance Programs

June 1, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM NYC

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CSS Credits: 1.25


75 minutes


  • Brandon Barela, Senior Manager | KPMG US
  • Luke Karamyalil, Senior Associate | KPMG US
  • Elizabeth Shingler, Senior Manager, Trade & Customs | KPMG


Alexander Witt CSS, Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant, ACSS


Thursday, June 1, 2023


  • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM NYC
  • 03:00 PM – 04:15 PM London
  • 04:00 PM – 05:15 PM Amsterdam


In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of conducting risk assessments on your compliance programs.

What you will learn:

  • How to plan for and prepare for a risk assessment
  • Key elements of an effective risk assessment
  • Understanding results of your risk assessment to define your risk profile
  • Developing and implementing Key Controls
  • Testing and monitoring

During the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to contribute questions online.

Certificate of Attendance:

All active ACSS membership will be able to download the certificate from the Learning Management System (under the achievements tab).

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Brandon Barela

Senior Manager

Brandon is Senior Manager within the KPMG US Trade and Customs practice. He is trained as an attorney out of Boston University School of Law with a B.S. in Business Management and B.A. in History from Boston College.

At KPMG, Brandon assists major multinational clients in the Life Science, Oil and Gas, Chemical, Industrial Manufacturing, and Aerospace & Defense industries navigate the complexities of global trade compliance. I’ve led a wide-variety of internal and government-sanctioned audits of global trade operations across five continents, and assisted in numerous large-scale global trade optimization efforts for U.S. corporations seeking increased operational maturity and compliance.

Luke Karamyalil

Senior Associate

Luke assists his clients in all aspects of international trade laws and regulations, including import and export compliance. He also assists clients in ensuring their internal processes meet Customs’ “reasonable care” standard. Luke has experience helping clients navigate specific trade laws and regulations, including those that arise under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program, anti-boycott compliance, Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) mitigation, and anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

Luke is a certified Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt, and uses the LLSI process and project management tools to continually improve the value proposition his firm delivers to clients.

Elizabeth Shingler

Senior Manager, Trade & Customs

Elizabeth is a senior manager in KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice in the Richmond office. She has supported clients in managing complex trade matters, including identification and remediation of potential import and export compliance challenges. Further, Elizabeth has assisted multinational companies in performing anti-forced labor risk assessments, as well as identifying and implementing the optimal global trade compliance structure.

Elizabeth is also the Trade & Customs knowledge leader in which she monitors and assesses the impact of regulatory changes to help clients assess the potential impact on their businesses.


Alexander Witt CSS

Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant

Alexander Witt is a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant for the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS). He is an expert in EU, US, and German Sanctions and Export Control Laws and Regulations. Previously Alexander worked as a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant at Full Circle Compliance and as an Export Compliance Officer at Fujifilm Europe in the Netherlands.

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