Through my career the past 20 years, I have extensive expertise in Trade Facilitation, Customs Compliance and eGovernment consulting. I spent 15 years with CrimsonLogic and contributed to the company with my inspirational leadership style, excellent communication skills, and creative problem-solving abilities.
When consulting clients I play the role of Advisor and Subject Matter Expert on new Government initiatives for electronic Trade Declarations and Cargo Manifests. I am the go-to person as a savvy consultant and business development manager.
I have attained multiple professional certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), 2008; Certified International Trade Professional (CITP), 2005; Certified Customs Specialist (CCS), 2004. I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Business from Sheridan College and a Bachelor’s degree from Carleton University.
Countries with International Business Experience
- Trinidad and Tobago
- South Korea
Customs City provides a Global Customs Platform that connects transportation companies to Customs Agencies globally. Carriers, freight forwarders and other trade chain partners need to connect to Customs Agencies to comply with security requirements. Customs Agency security programs such as ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) in the USA, ACI (Advance Commercial Information in Canada, ICS (Import Control System) in the EU and AFR (Advance Filing Rules) in Japan.
Regional Director (North America) Inc
Responsible for overall company marketing position in Canada / US and responsible for the company’s overall product roadmap, product pricing and business plan for Canada / US
Consultation with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on new initiatives affecting the International Trade Community and provide feedback on potential industry concerns which could affect the flow of trade across borders
Consult importers and Customs brokers on Canadian and US import rules/regulations and implemented software solutions to comply with these regulations
Set up an outsourced BPO / call centre in Manila, the Philippines for customer support in North America
Represent the company publicly including engaging the press, speaking at tradeshows etc.
Trade Facilitation Consultant from 2009 to 2010
Member of the Trade Facilitation consulting team as part of a national project implementing a SEW (Single Electronic Window) for the Ministry of Trade & Industry and submission of Business Process Reengineering (BPR) report https://www.ttbizlink.gov.tt
Met with government stakeholders to review the current process and recommend and advise ways to streamline and facilitate trade with Trinidad and Tobago. Meetings with the following government departments as follows:
Bureau of Standards (BIS)- Import / Export commodities controlled by BIS with approval needed on cargo release documents
Company Registry- Automating a paper process including company name search, incorporation documents and approval processes
Ports Authority – Automating the submission of electronic manifests into the port from shipping lines
Work Permits – Automating the process to allow companies to apply for work permits online
Ministry of Agriculture – Linking up approval for food items to the cargo release process
Permits and Licences – Applying for import/export licences online
ATA Carnets – Proposed process for incorporating the use of Carnets in Trinidad and Tobago
Certificate of Origin – Proposed use of eCO (Electronic Certificate of Origin)
Customs Brokers Association- Proposal and discussion of automating the submission of cargo release details and collection of duty and taxes after cargo release to speed the flow of trade into the country
Bachelor of Arts- Environmental Studies
Post-Graduate Diploma International Business
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)
Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)
Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB)
Certified Customs Specialist (CCS)
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As coordinator and professor in two distinct study areas, I have known James May to be an intelligent, conscientious and truly diligent student through the two academic semesters. He was able to use his organizational skills and abilities to achieve the best results in the group and individual work. This program requires a high degree of enterprise and organizational skills in research and application to the tasks at hand. James has been able to do this with demonstrated leadership and being a strong team player.
Our program has a number of group business development projects that require students to cooperate in teams of 6 as well as work with client companies. Throughout these projects, his contribution has been invaluable and he has demonstrated strong leadership skills. James is also a very good team player!
In summary, he is intelligent, creative, a team player and a strong leader! James will make a significant contribution to your organization
I am very pleased to have an opportunity to write this letter for James May. Because of his creativity and devotion in teaching, he was a very popular with students. This rapport with students made the class productive. Mainly, his cooperative and amicable attitude made every colleague happy to work with him. Once again, it is my pleasure to recommend Mr. May for any position he applies for.