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Roanoke to Exhibit at NAFTZ 2017

by Roanoke Trade

Roanoke is gearing up for the 45th Annual NAFTZ Conference and Exposition at the Westin San Diego! Be sure to stop by booth 19 to talk with Terry Cummings and Patrice Lafayette about Roanoke’s distinctive FTZ insurance products and our preferred NAFTZ member pricing. See you on October 22nd!


Join Roanoke and CBFANC for an ATA Carnet Event

by Roanoke Trade

Roanoke and Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Northern California (CBFANC) invite you to an ATA Carnet seminar that shouldn’t be missed! Roanoke’s Amanda Barlow, Anna-Marie Porter and Terry Cummings will be presenting “Carnets – The Evolving World of the Global Customs Passport for your Goods”. This educational seminar will cover:

  • ATA Carnets – History on the present and potential future of ATA Carnets
  • Why an ATA Carnet may be the easiest and least expensive way for your goods to travel
  • Participating countries and specific ATA Carnet conventions
  • Do’s and don’ts of creating the General List
  • Online ATA Carnet application process
  • Using ATA Carnets for U.S. CBP entries
  • ATA Carnet best practices and compliance overview
  • Understanding ATA Carnet bonds
  • Unique advantages of exhibition cargo coverage
  • … and more!

All attendees will also receive an ATA Carnet packet to take back to their office! This live presentation will take place at the Park Pointe Hotel at 245 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080 on Wednesday, August 23 from 8:30am to 12:00pm. To register please click here. We hope to see you there!


NEI and Roanoke present: ATA Carnets – All Your Questions Answered!

by Roanoke Trade

NCBFAA’s Educational Institute (NEI) is  hosting an ATA Carnet webinar where all your questions will be answered. Join us July 13, 2017 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET.

Does your company take advantage of ATA Carnets to ship exhibits to international trade shows? Or service projects in foreign countries? Or simply travel with samples and prototypes? Join this webinar, presented by Amanda Barlow, Vice President of ATA Carnet for Roanoke Insurance Group, to have all your questions on ATA Carnets answered.

Highlights include, ATA Carnet Best Practices, proper customs clearance procedures, managing inevitable breaches and extensions on ATA Carnet entries.

Click here to register.


Mitigating Through Incoterms® and Insurance – A Houston District Export Council Export U Event

by Kim Colby

Supply Chain Risks – Mitigating Through Incoterms® and Insurance

For successful sales, a solid understanding of the International Commercial Terms – Incoterms® 2010 – is vital. We will provide an overview of the Incoterms® 2010 rules critical to the sale of goods, both domestically and internationally.

A good understanding of the rules brings clarity to the costs, risk and responsibilities of both the buyer and seller and is a seller’s best defense to ensure full and prompt payment.

We will also explore the relationship between Incoterms® and insurance and how you may prevent risks throughout the various stages of the supply chain.

Join us on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network in Houston from 9am-12pm for this event. Click here for more information and to register today.


Roanoke to Sponsor the Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance 2017 Conference

by Roanoke Trade

Roanoke is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor for the second annual Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference! This event, taking place in Houston, Texas from September 20-22, 2017, brings together experienced import and export professionals, legal counsel, customs brokers and other international trade professionals in a highly productive environment where knowledge, experience and expertise can be shared among peers, and where meaningful relationships can develop and evolve for the mutual benefit of participants. It’s also important to note that this conference has been approved for 13.5CCS/10 CES credits through the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI).

Conference speakers, including Roanoke’s own Colleen Clarke, will lead in-depth discussions on imports, exports and other important industry topics. Sessions are structured to allow for interaction and ample time for Q&A. The conference is especially relevant for experienced international trade professionals who want to raise their knowledge and understanding of complex compliance issues to the next level. Colleen’s presentation, “Bond Sufficiency & Importer Risk Assessment Under New Legislation” is one you won’t want to miss!

In addition to Colleen Clarke, Kathleen Dorman and Sheila Skipper of our Houston office will also be in attendance. The conference agenda, along with registration, venue and lodging information can be found here. We invite you to reach out to us with any questions you may have regarding this event, and hope to see you there!


Roanoke Trade Webinar Series Features Importance of Risk Management for Logistics Service Providers

by Roanoke Trade

Roanoke Trade Webinar Series Features Importance of Risk Management for Logistics Service ProvidersAs a leading provider of insurance solutions for freight forwards, customs brokers and other logistics service providers, one of the key components in helping our clients mitigate and prevent losses is through the implementation of strong risk management strategies, practices, and tools. To this end, Roanoke Trade has developed a complimentary Risk Management Webinar Series for 2017 to help clients enhance their awareness of potential risks in day-to-day operations and provide solutions to help manage these risks.

Our first webinar, “The ABCs of Ts and Cs: An Overview of Terms and Conditions,” took place last month on February 1, and was presented by Christoph Wahner and Michael McDaniel of Countryman and McDaniel, a law firm that exclusively serves the aviation, maritime and transportation industries. The webinar covered the importance of written rules, also known as terms and conditions (Ts and Cs), in contracts between logistics service providers and their customers in protecting both parties. There are many issues during negotiations that need to be considered to ensure who will be responsible for what during the transportation and warehousing of goods, including the scope of the agreement and liability for direct and indirect damages. In addition to making all parties aware of their rights and obligations, Ts and Cs also act as a guide to ensure you accept business on terms with which you can comply. Furthermore, although standard Ts and Cs forms are available for intermediaries, customs brokers, and carriers to utilize, they may not be suitable for addressing your particular operation. It is essential the form properly addresses the scope of the operation. Additionally, contract risk management is key in helping to determine the type of insurance program to secure to respond in the event of liability.

Our next webinar takes place April 19 and covers a risk pervasive throughout all industry sectors, including transportation: cyber hacking and data breaches. “Cyber Risk: It’s Not a Matter of If or When But How You Prepare and Respond”, featuring moderator Maritza Perez and speaker Lauren Gorte, CPCU, Vice President, Financial Lines, Chubb, will cover essential cyber security practices to help prevent and minimize losses and what needs to be done should a breach or other type of cyber attack occur. Annual global cyber crimes costs are estimated to grow from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion annually by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, the world’s leading researcher and publisher covering the global cyber economy. This includes costs from damage and destruction of data, stolen money, lost productivity, theft of intellectual property, theft of personal and financial data, embezzlement, fraud, post-attack disruption to the normal course of business, forensic investigation, restoration and deletion of hacked data and systems, and reputational harm. Getting cyber-protected is key for all those in the global supply chain.

We will also be featuring three other webinars this year, including:

  • July 20: “Best Practices for Damage Control”
  • September 20: “Think Like a Criminal: Schemes Used by Cargo Thieves”
  • November 9: “Shippers Contracts Master Service Agreements”

About Roanoke Trade

Roanoke Trade will be sending email announcements to register for the free webinars prior to each event. You can also visit www.roanoketrade.com/resources/webinars/ to register for an upcoming webinar. In addition, please feel free to contact one of our Roanoke Trade professionals at 1-800- ROANOKE (800-762- 6653) for more information about our insurance products and services.


WTTC Dinner Meeting on ATA Carnets in Baltimore

by Roanoke Trade

The Women’s Traffic & Transportation Club, Inc. cordially invites you to an upcoming dinner meeting on ATA Carnets: Understanding Temporary Imports and Exports with the ATA Carnet

An ATA Carnet is an international customs document that provides duty-free customs clearance for temporary imports and exports into over 100 countries. ATA Carnet simplifies temporary entry by eliminating the need to post a temporary import bond or file a duty drawback. Virtually all goods, whether hand carried or cargo-shipped, may be covered by ATA Carnets. This informative workshop, presented by Amanda Barlow, will cover:

  • USCBP clearance of both U.S and foreign ATA Carnets to ensure the proper execution of the ATA Carnet for your customers
  • How to avoid the misuse of an ATA Carnet and how to resolve any errors before they become a Customs claim, including the right color coded pages and dealing with erroneous stamps
  • Best practices to mitigate a Customs claim from USCBP or foreign Customs
  • Managing split shipments, partial shipments and transit operations
  • Replacing lost or stolen documents and managing theft of the goods while on ATA Carnet
  • …and more!

This event will be taking place on March 8, 2017 from 6-8:30pm at the Poplar Inn Restaurant, 7700 Wise Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21222. Register for this event today by emailing Stacey Hylenski at hylenski@verizon.net by March 3rd. We hope to see you there!


ATA Carnet Workshop: Understanding Temporary Imports & Exports with the ATA Carnet

by Roanoke Trade

Carnets: What Are They? How Do I Use One?

We invite you to join us for an ATA Carnet Workshop at the Holiday Inn in Torrance, CA on February 23, 2017 from 8:30a – 11a.

An ATA Carnet is an international customs document that provides duty-free customs clearance for temporary imports and exports into over 100 countries. ATA Carnet simplifies temporary entry by eliminating the need to post a temporary import bond or file a duty drawback. Virtually all goods, whether hand carried or cargo-shipped, may be covered by ATA Carnets. This informative workshop, led by Amanda Barlow, Vice President, ATA Carnet, will cover:

  • USCBP clearance of both U.S and foreign ATA Carnets to ensure the proper execution of the ATA Carnet for your customers
  • How to avoid the misuse of an ATA Carnet and how to resolve any errors before they become a Customs claim, including the right color coded pages and dealing with erroneous stamps
  • Best practices to mitigate a Customs claim from USCBP or foreign Customs
  • Managing split shipments, partial shipments and transit operations
  • Replacing lost or stolen documents and managing theft of the goods while on ATA Carnet
  • ATA Carnet country specific requirements and nuances
  • Extending the validity period beyond the first year
  • Dealing with the sale of goods while entered on an ATA Carnet
  • Understand the basics of Lost Document Coverage and Carnet Cargo Insurance
  • The latest exemption status and interpretation for both ISF and EEI filings
  • How to add ATA Carnet to your suite of services to grow your customer relationships

This workshop has been approved for 2.5 CCS/CES Credits. To secure tickets to this event please click here – we hope to see you there!


President’s Day 2017 Hours

by Roanoke Trade

In honor of President’s Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, February 20th and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 21st. We recognize this patriotic day as a time to pay tribute to and celebrate our country’s great leaders. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable extended weekend!


Roanoke to Attend PCC Mission to DC

by Roanoke Trade

Join Glenn Patton, Dave Jordan and Patrice Lafayette as they attend the 25th Annual PCC Mission to D.C.! The PCC Mission is the means by which the customs brokers and freight forwarders on the Pacific Coast can interact directly with government officials, at the agencies and on Capitol Hill. We hope to see you there!