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Miller Canfield Lawyer Joseph Gustavus to Discuss U.S. Export Control Reforms in West Michigan on April 22

April 1, 2014

Miller Canfield principal Joseph Gustavus will talk to business leaders and students about issues related to the latest U.S. Export Control Reforms at an event hosted by the West Michigan World Trade Association.

The event – “Export Control Reforms: Why They Are Relevant To You” – takes place April 22, 2014, at 5:30 pm at the Stonewater Country Club in Caledonia, Mich. Gustavus will discuss these reforms under the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations, and their profound impact on the international movement of national security technologies with potential military or intelligence applications.

These Export Control Reforms will have significant effects on several industries, including the defense, aerospace and satellite industries, the software and information technology industries, machine tool and robotics industries and the telecom industry, Gustavus said.

The Stonewater Country Club is located at 7177 Kalamazoo Ave in Caledonia. Registration is required, $35 for WMWTA members, and $50 for future WMWTA members.

Gustavus is the leader of Miller Canfield’s Export Control Section, representing multinational clients primarily in the automotive, defense, aerospace, software and information technology sectors.  He counsels and assists clients with their domestic and international acquisitions and commercial transactions, ITAR and export control compliance issues, corporate governance and with building, demonstrating, and protecting the value of their intellectual property rights.