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 Expert  725751

Expert in U.S. Imports, Customs Compliance, International Logistics Solutions and Supply Chain Security


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arizona (AZ)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Air freight: Sales and operations experience in routing, pricing, and service issues with airlines and indirect carriers.

Containerized shipping/marine container shipping/marine shipping: NVOCC sales and operations experience, as well as operational experience with steamship lines, especially transpacific eastbound. Time/Volume Contracts, LCL, and co-loading.

Customs: Expert has over 20 years experience in Customs compliance. Terms of sale, valuation, classification, compliance assessments, compliance implementation, binding rulings, process flow from PO to post-entry, and other government regulatory agencies, e.g. FDA, FCC, DOT, EPA, etc.

Supply Chain Management: Process flow from the supplier to the warehouse door.

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air freight

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containerized shipping

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customs

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marine container shipping

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marine shipping

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supply chain management

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agency representation


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona;  Tucson, Arizona;  Mesa, Arizona;  Glendale, Arizona;  Scottsdale, Arizona;  Chandler, Arizona;  Tempe, Arizona;  Gilbert, Arizona;  and Peoria, Arizona.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   BA   History, German   Western Washington University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

OGA Div

 

OGA Mgr

 

Expert manages OGA Div., which provides US FDA registration services and agency representation on behalf of facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human or animal consumption in the U.S.

2002 to 2008

 

DHL Global Forwarding

 

Customs Brokerage

 

Licensed U.S. Customhouse Broker

 

Expert was responsible for customs clearance and other applicable government agency release of airfreight and ocean shipments in the port of Phoenix, as well as remote entries in all major U.S. ports, e.g. L.A./Long Beach, Seattle, Houston, Miami, New York, Chicago. Primary clients include major automaker, consumer electronics, defense contractor.

2000 to 2002

 

Kuehne & Nagel

 

Sales

 

Sales Manager

 

Expert was responsible for international ocean and airfreight sales development in the Phoenix market. He evaluated customers' logistics requirements and presented one-stop service benefits, from routing and pricing, to customs and specific customer-driven requirements, providing clients with superior logistics alternatives that maximized their supply chain reliability.

1997 to 2000

 

Expeditors International of Washington

 

Customs Brokerage

 

Licensed Customs Broker

 

Expert was responsible for customs compliance and special coordination requirements with federal regulatory agencies: valuation and classification issues, marking, seizures, FDA compliance, FCC, USDA, BATF, etc.

1993 to 1997

 

Airport Brokers Corporation

 

Air Import

 

Air Import Mgr

 

Expert was responsible for operations and sales of air import department. He developed loyal growing clientele by providing personalized service and prudent counsel. Worked with German contacts in securing seat manufacturer account for aircraft production lines.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America.

Licenses/Certifications

Expert is a Licensed United States Customs Broker.

Professional Appointments

Expert is a Certified Customs Specialist, NCBFAA.


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2002 to 2008   Arizona Board of Regents   Customs Broker for Arizona State University   Expert acted on importer's behalf for various faculty departments (photovoltaic lab, music dept., science, etc.), all modes of transportation, ocean, air, etc.
1993 to 1996   Foreign Embassies   Customs Broker   Expert assisted various foreign governments with US importations.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Textile importer: The importer was using a foreign agent with unfavorable buying terms, multiple indirect ocean, air and inland carriers. Expert recommended more favorable terms, limiting the number of carriers, and moving the distribution center to a more centralized geographic area for the east coast or in the gateway.
  • Electronic point-of-sale manufacturer: Recommended and facilitated duty drawback program.
  • French auto manufacturer: Recommended prototype provision, facilitating intermodal transportation and reducing risk exposure.
  • Electronics manufacturer: Recommended and facilitated Customs reconciliation program for related-party supplier to ensure valuation compliance.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Import Data for Canada.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert served as a witness in Customs surety bond litigation, deposition and trial testimony. He has worked with various clients throughout the world, especially Europe, Asia and South Asia. Commodities include, among others, auto and aircraft manufacturing industries, as well as footwear, textiles, electronics, foodstuffs, plastics, and precision instruments.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in customs for consulting on customs issues.
  • Air freight expert witness for consulting on Standard of Care for Express Air Freight.
  • Customs expert for consulting on Customs compliance under NAFTA.
  • Litigation expert in freight importation for consulting on freight overcharges by overseas corporations.
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:
Country / Region   Summary
Germany/Europe/Worldwide   Expert speaks fluent German. He has worked with various clients throughout the world, especially Europe, Asia and South Asia. Among others, commodities include auto and aircraft manufacturing industries, as well as footwear, textiles, electronics, foodstuffs, plastics, and precision instruments and FDA-regulated goods.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He regularly corresponds with clients by email or telephone in German.

Market Research:
Customs brokerage, ocean NVOCC FTL/LCL and airfreight sales/marketing experience.



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

Textile and footwear imports, automobile prototypes and parts, HTS classification, valuation, INCOTERMS, marine insurance, FDA, free trade agreements, country of origin, recordkeeping requirements.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has performed pricing and service negotiations with airline, ocean and truck carriers, truck brokers, customs brokers and indirect carriers in major ports throughout the U.S.

Other Skills and Services

Federal regulatory compliance issues for imports, especially FDA compliance issues, detentions/refusals.


 

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