Start Date: 3/31/2020 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 3/31/2020 1:30 PM EDT
Venue Name: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Location:
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC United States 20062
This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled. We will send updates as they become available.
The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) invites you to a brown-bag discussion on the topic of supply chain security. When a parcel arrives at your doorstep from a foreign origin, do you consider what measures were taken by all parties involved to verify that it didn’t contain illicit goods, consumer safety hazards, or IPR infringements? Keeping the “bad stuff” out of the global supply chain is an important component of international trade – even more so in the days of e-commerce. Our speakers will discuss the biggest issues they face and the solutions at play to ensure that the “good stuff” can keep flowing.
Note: Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch. Preregistration recommended due to limited space of 20.
- Ana B. Hinojosa, Executive Director, Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Directorate, Office of Trade (OT) - Customs and Border Protection
- Liz Merritt, Managing Director, Cargo, Airlines for America (A4A)
Farragut North (red line) and McPherson Square (blue/orange/silver line)
began her current assignment
as Executive Director in January 2020, following a four year posting at the World Customs Organization (WCO) as the Director, Compliance and Facilitation and previously serving nearly 29 years with the United States Custom Service/Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
In her current assignment, she leads OT’s threat assessment units, special investigations and enforcement programs focused on detecting, deterring, and disrupting illicit trade.
During her time at the WCO, she led the directorate that is responsible for assisting WCO Members in implementing effective and efficient controls, ensuring fair and accurate revenue collection, and protecting society by intercepting and suppressing illicit and criminal activities. The directorate has the twin goal of securing and facilitating legitimate global supply chains through the simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures. In order to accomplish this, the Directorate, working with WCO Members, develops international standards covering all aspects of trade processes, which encompass the cross border movement of people and goods, and manages a number of international conventions.