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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 20 Robert Leo, Partner Meeks, Sheppard, Leo and Pillsbury

November 19, 2021

Trade Secrets - Episode 20 Robert Leo, Partner Meeks, Sheppard, Leo and Pillsbury

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is Robert Leo, Partner Meeks, Sheppard, Leo and Pillsbury. Join Damon and Robert in a discussion on Customs Law. Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury is a specialized law firm representing clients on customs and related international trade issues. :55 Welcome with Bob Leo and Background on His Firm 4:20 Chinese Tariffs Discussion 8:35 301 Duties and Legal Issues 12:12 Clients Can Still Get Involved with Lawsuit 15:58 What Are Some Key Facts About Compliance 22:24 US Tariff Classification and Changes 25:00 Wrap Up/Use YOUR Broker 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 19 Amanda Barlow Regional Vice President, Roanoke Trade

October 25, 2021

Trade Secrets - Episode 19 Amanda Barlow Regional Vice President, Roanoke Trade

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is Amanda Barlow Regional Vice President, Roanoke Trade. Join Damon and Amanda in a discussion on the importance of Carnets and why they are effective for your business. :45 Welcome with Amanda Barlow and Roanoke History 2:10 Customs Bonds/ Bond Insufficiency 3:00 ATA Carnets 4:31 Other Uses for ATA Carnets 6:32 What Can’t go on a Carnet? 8:34 Carnet Insurance and What it Covers 11:45 How Often do you Need to Pay for Carnets? 13:!5 Interesting Story 15:18 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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October 06, 2021

Trade Secrets - Episode 18 Roanoke Trade International; Cargo Insurance

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guests are Maya and Grant from Roanoke Trade International. Join Damon, Maya and Grant in a discussion on the importance of Cargo Insurance. Roanoke is the leading provider of insurance and surety solutions for transportation and logistics providers. In fact, we are recognized as the most reliable source for U.S. customs bonds. Established in 1935, we were the first company in the United States to serve the needs of customs brokers and their clients. Our mission has always been – and continues to be – to set the industry standard in delivering quality insurance, surety and risk management services to those businesses involved in importing, exporting or transporting goods. :36 Welcome and Introduction to Roanoke Trade 1:53 History of Roanoke Trade International 4:25 Cargo Insurance And Why it's Important 6:55 Who is Liable If You Do Not Have Cargo Insurance- Limits of Liability 9:25 What is The Customers Expectation 10:28 All Risk Policies And What it Covers 12:25 What Happens When you DO NOT Purchase Cargo Insurance 15:09 General Average 23:43 Wrap up and Tips 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 17 Paul Saffrin, CEO Vanocur Refractories, LLC

September 21, 2021

Trade Secrets - Episode 17 Paul Saffrin, CEO Vanocur Refractories, LLC

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is Paul Saffrin, CEO Vanocur Refractories, LLC. Join Damon and Paul for a great discussion on the Steel Industry. Vanocur Refractories is the leader and innovator for the manufacture and repair of coke ovens utilizing "Big BLOCK Solutions.” Their patented design technology is revolutionary in construction quality, installation speed & performance. Vanocur Refractories ships their goods all over the world. 1:01 Intro to Vanocur Refractories, LLC with Paul Saffrin, CEO 4:05 Steel Industry Discussion 7:30 Export Regulations 9:12 Australian Market 13:15 Ending Takeaways and advice 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 16 Elisabeth Sherrell Director of Member Engagement, ICPA

September 03, 2021

Trade Secrets - Episode 16 Elisabeth Sherrell Director of Member Engagement, ICPA

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is Elisabeth Sherrell Director of Member Engagement, ICPA. Join Damon and Elisabeth for a great discussion on the origins of the ICPA and where the event is headed. ICPA is a non-profit, global trade compliance community whose mission is to provide networking opportunities and resources to individuals involved in international trade compliance. ICPA was established by Ann Lister and Lynda Westerfield to serve the needs of international trade compliance professionals. The Association has grown from an informal e-mail list into an organization of over 3000 members worldwide. :58 Intro and History to ICPA With Elisabeth Sherrell 7:45 Data Groups With ICPA 13:22 Trade Agreements and Logistics 15:05 ICPA Membership Options 17:50 Upcoming Conference 21:57 Navigating Events With COVID 25:23 XBOX or Playstation? 30:40 Wrap up and Contact Info for ICPA 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 15 Richard Gottlieb Principal and Founder- Global Toy Group

August 16, 2021

Trade Secrets - Episode 15 Richard Gottlieb Principal and Founder- Global Toy Group

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is Richard Gottlieb Principal and Founder- Global Toy Group. Global Toy Experts is a world-renowned consultancy and resource for toy industry insight and information. They provide cutting-edge analysis and strategies to domestic toy manufacturers as well as to international providers who are looking to raise their profile in the United States & the world. Richard Gottlieb is the highly regarded toy Founder and CEO of Global Toy Experts, the globally recognized consultant to toy industry leaders. In addition, he is the Publisher of Global Toy News, the toy industry’s independent voice. Richard is frequently interviewed by media worldwide, and has been called on by ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Newsweek and many other media outlets. Considered an expert on the toy industry, Richard is frequently asked to speak at toy industry conferences and serve on various executive panels. :50 Intro with Richard Gottlieb Principal and Founder Global Toy Group 2:43 Toy Industry History and Toy Production Globally 4:00 Container Costs for Toys Currently 10:30 US Compliance for Toy Industry 12:40 Tips For Sourcing Toys 15:25 What’s next for Global Toy Group 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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