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Trade Secrets Podcast

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. Damon is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker and certified Customs Specialist, with more than 18 years' experience...more

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Trade Secrets - Episode 23 Dave Gutheil Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Cleveland

February 14, 2022

Trade Secrets - Episode 23 Dave Gutheil Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Cleveland

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is Dave Gutheil Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Cleveland. Join Damon and Dave in a discussion on the current condition of global trade and how the Port of Cleveland can benefit your company.   The Port of Cleveland is one of the largest ports on the Great Lakes. Over 20,000 jobs and $3.5 billion in annual economic activity are tied to the roughly 13 million tons of cargo that move through Cleveland Harbor each year. The Port of Cleveland is the only local government agency whose sole mission is to spur job creation and economic vitality in Cuyahoga County. 1:03 Background and history on Port of Cleveland 3:25 Transit Time For Vessel 5:14 Growth of The Port of Cleveland and The Effects on The City 6:48 Foreign Trade Zone Discussion 8:11 Port of Cleveland is an Active Foreign Trade Zone 10:01 Other Services Provided by The Port of Cleveland 13:23 Contact Information and Wrap Up   Connect with Welke Customs Brokers USA: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WelkeCustomsUSALinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/welke-customs-brokers-usa-inc/mycompany/?viewAsMember=trueWebsite: http://www.yourcustomsbroker.com   ...

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Trade Secrets Customs Basics Series - Part 9- "OGA's- Other Government Agencies"

January 31, 2022

Trade Secrets Customs Basics Series - Part 9- "OGA's- Other Government Agencies"

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. Join Welke Customs Brokers USA President & CEO Damon Piatek for the 9th session of our 10-part "Free Trade Agreement" Series - "OGA's". Damon discusses the role of OGA's (Other Government Agenices) plays and how engaging a customs broker in your operations creates competitive advantage. Here are the time stamps for this episode below: :53 Welcome and OGA, PGA Meaning and How it Effects Importers 2:03 The Lacey Act 4:!5 FDA And its Regulations 8:48 FDA and Food Products 10:54 CPSC-Consumer Product Safety Commission 13:25 Fish and Wildlife/ National Highway and Safety Administration 16:45 Contact Information and Wrap Up Connect with Welke Customs Brokers USA: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WelkeCustomsUSALinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/welke-customs-brokers-usa-inc/mycompany/?viewAsMember=trueWebsite: http://www.yourcustomsbroker.com ...

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Trade Secrets - Episode 22 Dennis Unkovic Partner, Meyer, Unkovic and Scott

January 14, 2022

Trade Secrets - Episode 22 Dennis Unkovic Partner, Meyer, Unkovic and Scott

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is Dennis Unkovic Partner, Meyer, Unkovic and Scott. Join Damon and Dennis in a discussion on the current condition of global trade and how COVID has impacted the industry. Dennis Unkovic is a senior partner with the law firm of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP. He frequently briefs business executives, trade associations, and government leaders on high profile issues, and negotiates complex commercial transactions, including international mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures as well as advising on inbound and outbound investment projects. Dennis is also an author and recently put out the book entitled Transforming The Global Supply Chain.   1:18 Welcome and Discussion on Dennis’ Book on the Supply Chain 2:30 Background on Dennis 4:05 Maxtrends and What They Are and How They Impact Supply Chain 8:00 Story on How 3D Printing Impacts Supply Chain Issues 9:40 Federal Reserve Bank and Liberty Street Economics Details 12:40 Dennis Tips for Listeners 1 6:27 Wrap up and Contact Information   Connect with Welke Customs Brokers USA: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WelkeCustomsUSA LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/welke-customs-brokers-usa-inc/mycompany/?viewAsMember=true Website: http://www.yourcustomsbroker.com ...

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January 03, 2022

Trade Secrets Podcast: Forced Labor News

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. Join Welke Customs Brokers USA President & CEO Damon Piatek for a discussion on forced labor and how it effects importing. Damon gives specific examples on what is going on around the globe and how it relates to your business. 1:05 Definition of Forced Labor and Opening 4:00 List of Withhold Release Orders and Where to Find Them 4:48 Example 6:50 Web Resources Connect with Welke Customs Brokers USA: Twitter: twitter.com/WelkeCustomsUSA LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/welke-cu…iewAsMember=true Website: www.yourcustomsbroker.com ...

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December 30, 2021

Trade Secrets Customs Basics Series - Part 8- "Incoterms"

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. Join Welke Customs Brokers USA President & CEO Damon Piatek for the 8th session of our 10-part "Free Trade Agreement" Series - "Incoterms". Damon discusses the role of Incoterms plays and how engaging a customs broker in your operations creates competitive advantage. 1:14 History on Incoterms and What They do 3:15 What to Look Out For 8:05 Recap on Incoterms and Wrap Up Connect with Welke Customs Brokers USA: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WelkeCustomsUSA LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/welke-customs-brokers-usa-inc/mycompany/?viewAsMember=true Website: http://www.yourcustomsbroker.com ...

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Trade Secrets - Episode 21 Wayne Handzlik President, Way-Bri Express

December 03, 2021

Trade Secrets - Episode 21 Wayne Handzlik President, Way-Bri Express

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is Wayne Handzlik President, Way-Bri Express. Join Damon and Wayne in a discussion on the current condition at the border for international trade. WAY-BRI EXPRESS is a Cross-Border Delivery service out of Buffalo, New York specializing in small parcels and mail forwarding. We've been in business over 18 years helping small and mid-sized companies in the Toronto, Ontario area. :50 Intro With Wayne and Way Bri-Express 1:30 Recent Experiences at The Border 4:19 Has the Pandemic effected Business? 5:15 Tips on How to streamline the border process 7:15 Current Processing Times 8:44 Mandate For Drivers to be Vaccinated? 12:07 Will Price on Freight Change? 13:15 Tips for the Border and Contact Information Connect with Welke Customs Brokers USA: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WelkeCustomsUSA LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/welke-customs-brokers-usa-inc/mycompany/?viewAsMember=true Website: http://www.yourcustomsbroker.com ...

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