Leadership Lessons from a former CBP Commissioner

Leadership Lessons from a former CBP Commissioner

Former CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin sat down with the Simply Trade podcast to share his experiences transforming border governance in the post-9/11 era. As the threat landscape changed, Bersin pioneered initiatives with the private sector that strengthened security while facilitating international trade and imports/exports. One of his most impactful projects was developing the Advanced Cargo…

Cutting Through the Greenwash: A Practical Guide to Green Trade Compliance

Cutting Through the Greenwash: A Practical Guide to Green Trade Compliance

Governments and regulators are ramping up efforts to address climate change through trade policies. In this episode of Simply Trade, sustainability expert Emily Cori breaks down the complex landscape of green trade initiatives and shares actionable strategies for importers and exporters. Understanding the Expanding Regulatory Framework Cori outlines the four pillars of the CBP’s green…

Cannabis Trade Compliance: Navigating the Hazy Intersection of Law and Business

Cannabis Trade Compliance: Navigating the Hazy Intersection of Law and Business

As the legal cannabis industry continues to expand at a rapid pace, navigating the intricate web of trade rules has become increasingly important for businesses to understand. In their insightful discussion, cannabis law experts Vincent Sliwoski and Adams Lee delve into the nuanced regulations surrounding one of the industry’s most perplexing areas – international trade…

A Compliance Wake-Up Call: Why C-Suite Involvement is Critical for Forced Labor Prevention

A Compliance Wake-Up Call: Why C-Suite Involvement is Critical for Forced Labor Prevention

With the implementation of new forced labor prevention laws across North America, importers can no longer afford to treat supply chain compliance as an afterthought. On a recent episode of Simply Trade, hosts Andy and Lalo delved into these complex regulations with expert Ana Hinojosa of ABH Global Trade Consulting. Ana provided listeners with an…

Leading Trade Compliance from the Top Down

Leading Trade Compliance from the Top Down

Episode Recap: In the debut podcast episode, Simply Trade hosts Lalo and Andy discuss the critical importance of setting the right tone for trade compliance from corporate leadership. They’re joined by expert Trudy Wilson, who shares best practices gleaned from years of experience helping companies navigate complex compliance requirements. Trudy emphasizes that compliance can’t be…

A Lifetime of International Trade Lessons with Dominic Veneziano

A Lifetime of International Trade Lessons with Dominic Veneziano

In this episode of the Simply Trade Podcast, dig into the intriguing world of international trade. Our guest, Dominic Veneziano, former Director of Import Operations at the FDA, provides key insights from his vast experience in the field. Illuminating topics discussed within this episode range from logistics challenges, navigating intricate regulations, to improving clearance processes…