All countries implement customs laws and regulations in order to determine the classification, value, and origin of imported commodities. In addition, countries have established voluntary and mandatory security programs in order to ensure the safety and security of shipments crossing their borders. Non-compliance with customs laws and regulations can result in fines, penalties and forfeitures of merchandise, as well as significant delays at the border.
TechAmerica educates and keeps members current on Customs regulations and issues, as well as engages with the United States and foreign governments to make Customs procedures streamlined, effective, and transparent for both government and industry. These efforts are aimed at ensuring compliance with laws and regulations as well as minimizing the financial and administrative impacts.
The TechAmerica Customs Committee convenes quarterly meetings with in person and teleconference participation in order for members to discuss regulatory updates and hear from key U.S. and foreign government officials. Educational webinars are held throughout the year on topics of interest and members share best practices in compliance.
Vice President, International Trade Regulation