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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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April 15, 2020

Trade Secrets - Episode 10 - USMCA Update - April 2020

While the world has been dealing with economic shutdown due to COVID-19, some good news actually took place in March, as Canadian Parliament ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Canada becoming the final of the three partners to do so. With that important milestone set, and implementation (pending the current environment) set for June 1, Welke Customs Brokers USA President & CEO Damon Piatek provides an update on the agreement, and insights into how North American importers and exporters should be preparing for it. :35 Welcome and Update on USMCA and Trade War with China 1:33 Will There be a Delay For USMCA? What can We Do? 4:44 How to Apply For USMCA 6:47 Trade War with China 8:10 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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November 18, 2019

Trade Secrets - Episode 9 - Kory Schuler

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is Kory Schuler, Executive Director for the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce. Join Damon and Kory for a preview of this week's 2020 Economic Vision event, where Damon will be presenting his findings from the field regarding the current U.S.-China trade environment. You might be surprised what you hear. For more information on the 2020 Economic Vision, visit www.niagarachamber.org. :45 Welcome with Kory Schuler, Executive Director Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce 1:05 Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce History 3:00 Trade War with China and How it Impacts Members 5:00 Events for Niagara Chamber of Commerce 6:30 Contact Information 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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November 18, 2019

Trade Secrets - Episode 8 - Save Money On Imports

Tariffs are in the news, and if you're a manufacturer or distributor, they're in your face - cost uncertainty continues to be a hindrance to growth, whether it's real or perceived. Welke Customs Brokers USA President & CEO Damon Piatek walks you through several options for lowering your import costs that you might not be considering. 1:10 Tariff Classification Importance 3:30 Bonds and How to Save Money 4:38 No-Fee Entry Orders (Government Contracts and Section 321) 7:29 Last Tip For Saving Money on Imports 9:54 Contact Information 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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October 15, 2019

Trade Secrets - Episode 7 - China Tariffs - Part II

The news about the U.S. trade relationship with China hasn't stopped, and there's a great deal of misinformation out there. For U.S. companies doing business in and with China, it's best to take a deeper dive, and understand how the situation affects your suppliers and customers. Welke Customs Brokers USA President & CEO Damon Piatek updates the status of the U.S.-China trade relationship, and offers his data-driven insights from the field. 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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June 19, 2019

Trade Secrets - Episode 6 - China Tariffs

Each day, there's more news about the U.S. trade relationship with China - one day negotiations seem to be going well, and the next new tariffs on China are being announced. The media has some of it right - is missing the mark on much of the reality of the situation. For U.S. importers and exporters, it's best to take a deeper dive, and understand how the situation affects your suppliers and customers. Welke Customs Brokers USA President & CEO Damon Piatek breaks down the current status of the U.S.-China trade relationship, and offers his insights from the field. 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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March 04, 2019

Trade Secrets - CoffeeFest 2019 Special

Trade Secrets spent the first day of CoffeeFest 2019 in New York City talking with attendees, exhibitors and event organizers. Fantastic conversations, and a really terrific show so far! Here's a full day of podcast interviews: 1:15 Victor Scarlata: Scarlata Coffee 5:08 Pia Gschossmann: T2 Tea 9:35 John Ferguson: Arbor Day Foundation 16:55 Ben Miller: City On A Hill Coffee 22:50 Connie: Roast Magazine 26:00 Travis: NuZee 30:00 Micheal Tuttle: A-Town Coffee 35:00 Jan Wiegel: Fresh Cup Magazine 41:40 Erika Lowery: CoffeeFest 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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