Firm Founder Will Host Azerbaijan Government Officials in Buffalo

On July 19, Jon Yormick will host several Azerbaijan government officials in the firm’s Buffalo office, located at The Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.  The Azerbaijan delegation will be visiting Buffalo as part of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program, hosted locally by the International Institute of Buffalo.

The theme of the Azerbaijan delegation’s visit is “Legal-Regulatory Strategic Trade Control.”  The delegation includes official from several Azerbaijan governmental ministries and agencies, including Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee,  Head of the Main Department for Customs Control, Heads of  the State Border Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Third Secretary, Department for Political-Military Affairs, the Assistant to the Executive Officer of the Navy, Ministry of Defense, the Acting Chief of the State Agency on Regulation of Nuclear and Radiological Activities, the Head of Ministry of Emergency Situations, Main Department for Warning of Emergency Situations, and a Senior Advisor, Foreign Economic Relations Division, Cabinet of Ministers.  The Azerbaijan delegation will be accompanied by Ms. Karen Chaisson, EXBS Advisor, from the U.S. Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan.  The U.S. Department of State Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program seeks to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and advanced conventional weapons by helping to build effective national export control systems in countries that possess, produce, or supply strategic items as well as in countries through which such items are most likely to transit.

Mr. Yormick will meet with the delegation and give a presentation on U.S. Customs, export controls, economic sanctions, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and discuss how these U.S laws and regulations govern international trade and apply extraterritorially.

“It is a great privilege to meet with the delegation from Azerbaijan during their visit in Buffalo,” Yormick commented.  “I welcome the opportunity to discuss these important legal and regulatory regimes and thank the International Institute for the invitation to host the delegation.”

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