Thursday, October 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM.

Hilton Dallas / Fort Worth Lakes
1800 Highway 26 East

Grapevine, TX 76051

Lunch and snacks will be provided.
This seminar is being offered free of cost.

C-TPAT is a layered enforcement strategy to secure 7,000 miles of border while simultaneously facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Participants can expect a reduced number of inspections, reduced border wait times, and enhanced supply chain security. This seminar will focus on how importers and their foreign suppliers can support the security of the supply chain all the way back to before the goods are loaded for shipment to the U.S.

Duty minimization strategies such as Duty Relief Programs, TIBs, MPF Management, Duty Drawback, Bonded Warehouses, and Foreign Trade Zones save real money during the import process, as do Free Trade Agreements which, despite having been around in one form or another for about 40 years, remain one of the most complex, misunderstood, and misapplied customs strategies used by importers and exporters today.

Presented by:
Tondra Harvell
Senior Manager, Global Trade Compliance Strategy
With more than 20 years' experience in international trade and customs-related matters, Tondra has a wealth of practical knowledge and expertise. This includes compliance program development, risk assessment and remediation, project management, multinational logistics and supply chain analytics. client services, and compliance improvement. Tondra holds a B.S. from Park University, Summa Cum Laude, and an M.B.A. from McKendree University.

For further questions please contact Hien Vo.

“Compliance is easy to push to the side. It is not always in the forefront of your operation. It’s not flashy or exciting. It may be considered an expense that doesn’t generate any revenue, it is so easy to say 'I will get back to Customs tomorrow.' However, the ramifications of being non-compliant are outstanding.”

- Nara Mitchell, Practice Manager, Tradewin
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