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July 1 @ 09:00 - 10:00

FACC webinar July 1st – PPP Forgiveness, Illinois Reopening Challenges and Efficient Dealing with Customs

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International Management Solutions and the French American Chamber  of Commerce, with the support of Thorelli & Associates, International Attest Solutions, LLC and The Anderson Law Firm, LLC are organizing an interactive webinar to help businesses assess the challenges of reopening worksites in Illinois, as well as the impact of Coronavirus on their US operations or their plans for US expansion and efficiently dealing with US customs. This webinar is also an opportunity to get information on the PPP loan forgiveness.

Antoine Guillaud, President at IMSTom Thorelli, Partner/Owner, Thorelli & Associates; Michael Richter, Managing Director, International Attest Solutions LLC; and Paul S. Anderson, Principal, The Anderson Law Firm, LLC,  will present.

The format 

The meeting will be hosted on Zoom and run for approximately 1 hour. The webinar is free for FACC Chicago members, non-members pay $10.

Please note that there are options to ask questions both live during the webinar and to get in touch with the experts afterwards for private meetings free of charge.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • PPP loan forgiveness
    The conditions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the criteria to be met for the loans to be forgiven.
  • U.S. reopening legal issues 
    Key employment law issues that employers should be aware of as they move forward with reopening.
  • Dealing Efficiently with Customs in Times of Changing Regulations and Covid-19. Mr Anderson will go into specific issues such as possible exclusions from section 301 (duties on products from China) if you manufacture in Europe but use components from China or the latest news on the Airbus retaliatory duties on products from France or other EU countries.

Wednesday, July 1st at 9 a.m. CDT 

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The webinar will be moderated by Andrea Jett

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Andrea Jett is the Executive Director at FACC Chicago, and an experienced philanthropy and public policy professional with a successful track record of guiding organizations of all sizes through grant making, strategic development and management decisions.




Meet the expert panel:


Antoine Guillaud, Founding President of International Management Solutions, Advisor to   the French Ministry of Foreign Commerce. Antoine is an Expert Comptable with more than 20 years of experience assisting foreign companies establish themselves in the US market.






Tom Thorelli, with law firm Thorelli & Associates, is a French-speaking US lawyer with thirty years of experience working with small- to medium-sized European companies in minimizing legal risk when doing business in the United States.




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Michael Richter, Managing Partner, International Attest Solutions, LLC. Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the audit of US subsidiaries of foreign companies, especially with French and German concerns. 




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Paul S. Anderson- Principal, The Anderson Law Firm, LLCPaul has practiced law solely in the area of Customs and Trade matters for over 40 years, primarily representing importers into the U.S.  He also held the position of Honorary Consul General for Norway to Chicago and Illinois from 1999- 2019. 





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