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June 15, 2017

Mark Barnes & Associates Sponsors 2017 Import/Export Conference

Mark Barnes & Associates | AttorneysNEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that the Mark Barnes & Associates team of attorneys has signed on as a Silver Sponsor for the upcoming Import/Export Conference. Based in Washington, D.C., this boutique law firm specializes in matters specifically related to the firearms, weapons and explosives industry, with a focus on import and export controls, licensing and regulatory compliance. The firm also provides audit consultation and training to its clients and frequently works on legislative issues affecting the trade.

Taking place August 2-4 in Washington, D.C., the NSSF and FAIR Trade Group Import/Export Conference gathers industry professionals to discuss the many compliance issues facing today’s U.S. firearms and accessory makers negotiating the complexities involved in doing business with other countries.

“Joining us for the first time two years ago, this law firm and its experts in international firearms trade proved beneficial to our attendees,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF Director, Exhibitions and Conferences. “We are pleased to see they, too, saw the opportunities in this conference and will be joining us again this year.”

“The new Administration and Congress present an opportunity for the firearms trade to address matters that have needed attention for a long time,” said Mark Barnes, Principal of the firm. “The Import/Export Conference is the perfect forum to frame and discuss these issues, and we look forward to the discussions.”

A joint presentation of NSSF and the FAIR Trade Group, the 2017 Import/Export Conference is the firearms industry’s premier educational event for manufacturers and others in the supply chain doing business internationally or considering such expansion. Additional sponsorship opportunities for this conference are still available. To learn more, contact Chis Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, For more information on the Conference, including speakers, legislative issues scheduled for discussion and economic impact data, click here.


About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit


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