NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OHL, a global leader in third party logistics, today announced that its Senior Vice President of OHL International's Trade Services group, Mary Jo Muoio will speak as a panelist at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 2012 East Coast Trade Symposium.
The CBP 2012 East Coast Trade Symposium is scheduled for October 29-30, 2012 and will be held at the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC. The theme for the Trade Symposium is "Expanding 21st Century Global Partnerships."
Mary Jo Muoio, who also serves as a Chair of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Customs Committee, will be a panelist for the CBP 2012 East Coast Trade Symposium breakout session "The Role of the Broker Initiative, Changes to Part III." The session aims to better reflect modern and efficient trade practices and to encourage brokers to be force multipliers for CBP's trade facilitation efforts. This session will discuss three primary issues, which are the most complicated elements of the Part III rewrite: Continuing education requirement for brokers, establishing bona fides with importers, and broker permitting requirements to align with the virtual age. Feedback gained during this session will be used to craft policy and propose potential changes to the broker regulations in Part III. To get more information or to take part in this year's symposium visit http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/trade_outreach/2012_tradesymp/
"I am looking forward to participating in the 2012 Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium," says Mary Jo Muoio. "Through the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, OHL International has been very involved with the ongoing Role of the Broker Initiative. This is of keen interest to OHL International as we work to ensure that the regulatory environment helps us to continue to provide services of value to our clients."
"OHL looks to be in the forefront and take a leading role on these important initiatives," says Paul Killea, OHL Senior Vice President of Customs Brokerage. "We feel our participation is critical to ensure that changes to the broker regulations not only align with CBP's trade facilitation efforts for the customs brokerage industry as a whole, but also help improve efficiency and compliance in support of our customers' needs in a dynamic global environment. We are very proud of Mary Jo's accomplishments with the NCBFAA and her participation in this significant event."
OHL specializes in the textiles and apparel, footwear, retail, perishables, chemicals, oil and gas exploration, pharmaceuticals, and wood, paper and pulp industries, the company works closely with its customers to significantly streamline the import process. OHL International's Trade Services activities include audits, bonds, classifications, duty drawback, preference eligibility, reconciliation, and record keeping that support traditional customs house broker activities.
OHL International is a division of OHL. OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 7,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct-to-consumer fulfillment, efulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the textiles and apparel, footwear, electronics,retail, printing, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries. www.ohl.com
About U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
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