ACE Air eManifest Services in Custom City Company with ace emanifest requirements

Greater Toronto Area International Trade & Customs Compliance Professional

PREVIOUS: Director, CrimsonLogic (North America) Inc. & Global eTrade Services (GeTS) View More

EDUCATION: Project Management Institute (pmi.org)  View More

ACE Air eManifest Services in Custom City Company with ace emanifest requirements

Personal Details

ABOUT ME

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

    • Canada
    • USA
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Philippines
    • Singapore
    • China
    • Mexico
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Panama
    • Australia

EXPERIENCE

From2018ToPresent

Customs City Global Solutions Inc.Pickering, Ontario

President

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.

From2002To2017

CrimsonLogic (North America) Inc.Richmond Hill, Ontario

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.

From2009To2010

Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI)Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

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

EDUCATION

SKILLS & LANGUAGE

P&L responsibility
General Management & Operations
Lead business teams
Forecast and budget preparation
Project Management
Strategic Planning
Creation of business plans
Polished presenter and Astute negotiator
Relationship building with strategic partners.
Operational improvements
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Enhance efficiencies
Cost-cutting
Strategic alliances and channel partner management
Managing sales and marketing teams
Creation of marketing plans
Key Account management
Social media marketing

Languages

  • EnglishEnglish:Native
  • FrançaiseKorean:Intermediate
  • SpanishSpanish:Basic
  • FrançaiseFrench:Basic

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