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 Expert  724585

Expert in Customs, Imports; Trade Policy & Compliance; Global Trade Strategy; Finance; International Business


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has created and implemented many international trade compliance, training and self-assessment programs. Her experience covers a broad range of industries (medical and health care, food and agriculture, consumer electronics, automotive, etc.) for various Fortune 500 companies, among others. She has commented to various global and domestic (US) trade initiatives, such as the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), China's assession to the WTO, the US FTC "Made in USA" standard, and the US FDA Bioterrorism Act, among others. Expert has consistently maintained a focus on leveling the legal framework for multi-nationals, sought out various strategic global trade opportunities to minimize landed costs in an integrated supply chain, and mitigated cross-border compliance risks over her extensive 15 year career.
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international trade

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imported product

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exporting

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importing

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customs

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legislature

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trade policy

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commodity regulation


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  and West Palm Beach, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

U.S. Imports, Customs Compliance, International Logistics...
International Business & Marketing: Licensing, Technology...
Customs and Exports Laws and Regulations, Importing and...
Int'l Trade Law/ Regulation, Int'l Political Risk...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1980   BS/BA   International Business   Boston University   cum laude
1985   MBA   Finance   Florida Atlantic University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Transportation Systems

 

Sr. Manager, Import/Export Compliance

 

Expert is responsible for the management and oversight, as an in-house consultant, to a major division of a Fortune 100 company in such areas as Global Trade Policy, Free Trade Agreements, and Trade Compliance.

2004 to 2005

 

Fisher Scientific LLC

 


 

Customs Compliance Manager

 

Expert was responsible for all aspects of Customs Compliance Management: Documented Policies and Procedures; Classification, Valuation, Origin, Trade Agreements, Broker Management, Record Keeping, Automation, more...

2003 to 2004

 

Fonterra (USA) Inc

 


 

Import Manager

 

Expert oversaw all daily import operations for this New Zealand-based global dairy (commodity) trader, importing over a half a billion dollars worth of goods annually. Customs, FDA, USDA, C-TPAT, Broker Management, SAP Migration.

1993 to 1999

 

Motorola, Inc.

 

Messaging Systems

 

Global Customs Compliance Manager

 

Ms. Barnett had responsibility for a $3B division of Motorola, Inc, with operations on f9ve continents. Trade Policy (ITA, China's accession to the WTO), Trade Compliance, In-house Consulting, Strategic Planning, Program Management.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

ICPA - International Compliance Professionals'

Association AAEI - American Association of Exporters and Importers

Licenses/Certifications

MBA Green Belt Certification Licensed US Customs Broker

Professional Appointments

Member, AAEI Free Trade Agreement Working Group

Awards/Recognition

"Bronze" Award, Honeywell Inc 2007 Rewards & Recognition Program, Motorola, Inc., 1998


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Import Data for Canada.
  • Expert in harmonizing codes, taxes and duties.
  • Expert in customs regulations dealing with country of origin.
  • Expert in Tempered Glass.
  • Global trade expert for consulting on Global Trade Compliance.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on accident involving mini-excavator imported from Japan.
  • Customs expert for consulting on Customs compliance under NAFTA.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1996 to 2007   Canada   Ms Expert has conducted Customs Audits for various Canadian businesses to assure compliance with Customs Laws & Regulations, provided Training, and developed and implemented various Corrective Action Plans.
1996 to 2007   Mexico   Ms Expert has conducted Customs Audits for various Mexican businesses to assure compliance with Customs Laws & Regulations, provided Training, and developed and implemented various Corrective Action Plans, including, but not limited to, Maquiladora requirements.
1996 to 2007   Brazil   Ms Expert has conducted Customs Audits for various Brazilian businesses to assure compliance with Customs Laws & Regulations, provided Training, and developed and implemented various Corrective Action Plans.
1996 to 2007   Europe   Ms Expert has conducted Customs Audits for various European (EU and others) businesses to assure compliance with Customs Laws & Regulations, provided Training, and developed and implemented various Corrective Action Plans; analyzed and provided inputs to strategic business planning to maximize business profits & minimize business costs.
1996 to 2007   China   Ms Expert has conducted Customs Audits for various Chinese businesses to assure compliance with Customs Laws & Regulations, provided Training, and developed and implemented various Corrective Action Plans; commented on China's accession to the WTO; successfully argued for a Customs classification that resulted in a $40M annual cost savings.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert is highly proficient in business Spanish.
French   Expert is somewhat proficient in business French.
Italian, Portuguese, German   Expert has some minor proficiency in these languages.
Japanese   Expert has some minor proficiency in this language.

Market Research:
I have commented on various, US and global (WTO) trade initiatives that affect businesses, worldwide, on such diverse matters as the US Federal Trade Commission's "Made in USA" labeling law; the World Trade Agreement's Information Technology Agreement, the US FDA Bioterrorism Act of 2002. Rather than being industry specific, my experience and knowledge base is area/strategy specific, providing strategic inputs to trade policies and regulations, seeking innovative, creative solutions to some of today's thorniest issues for businesses seeking to expand beyond previous borders.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Have developed and delivered various Customs/Trade Training modules: Customs Classification, Customs Valuation, Country of Origin, Free Trade Agreements, Record Keeping for US Customs requirements; Creating & Implementing an Internal Control Program; Customs Broker Management. In-depth workshops to Executive Overviews.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As I have been involved in the area of trade compliance for 15 years, I am well-connected to the trade compliance community, personally and professionally,. I am a member of the ICPA, International Compliance Professionals Association. Too, I have begun my legal studies towards a J.D., and two of my Recommenders for Law School are prominent US Trade Attorneys. I need only ask any of a number of professional colleagues to find a suitable supplier of services.

Other Skills and Services

Creation and implementation of internal control programs; training and development in my functional area of expertise; technical analyses and consultations.


 

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