Event Registration

May 2nd Luncheon

James G. Hurst
Associate of Givens & Johnston

Is there a possibility we are in a trade war?
Section 232 & China 301 - How it could affect your clients and the transportation industry

James provides legal counsel to importers and exporters navigating the maze of international trade regulations.  His practice includes a wide variety of customs issues, antidumping & countervailing duty practice and implementation, commerce and ITAR export controls, and trade sanctions.  James also advises on compliance with the FCPA, FDA, USDA, and EPA laws.

Prior to joining Givens & Johnston, PLLC, James served importers and exporters as a licensed customs broker. In addition, James has experience drafting patent and trademark applications as an attorney.  

James has dealt with a variety of merchandise including:  pipe spools, oilfield equipment, perishable foods, chemicals, clothing, honey, and biomedical samples.

Admitted to Practice: Texas 2001

Federal Courts:  Court of International Trade, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and Southern District of Texas.

Licensed Customs Broker 2004

Education:  University of Houston Law Center, JD, 2001

University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, 1997.


WHERE: Sheraton North at George Bush Intercontinental
15700 John F Kennedy Blvd,
Houston, TX 77032  

DATE: May 2nd, 2018
TIME: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 


PRE-PAY (until Friday, Apr 27): BEST VALUE!
Members - USD $35
Nonmembers - USD $45

Members - USD $40.00
Nonmembers - USD $50.00

LATE RATE/WALK-INS (starting Saturday, Apr 28):
Members/Nonmembers - USD $55 

$25.00 for Educators 
$15.00 for Students 



Additional parking can be found on the street behind the Sheraton as well as at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Date: May 2, 2018

ITMA Bowling Night


















Hello to all our members and friends.

It's been a long time coming - please join us during the week of NTW for this new event - ITMA Bowling Night - Tuesday, May 15th from 7 to 9 pm.  We also want to dedicate this night to John and Janet Keves.  If you knew them, you know how much they liked bowling. Come out and have fun with us.  We look forward to seeing you there. 


$25 per person for members, incl. bowling + shoes

$30 per person for non-members, incl. bowling + shoes

$15 per person for non-bowlers


Date: May 15, 2018

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