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

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As 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

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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

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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

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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!


NEI Webinar – Customs Bond Insufficiencies and Ensuring you are Compliant With CBP Policy

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Have you received a bond insufficiency notice for an importer client’s bond? Or, worse yet, has CBP deactivated a bond so no entries can be made by your client? CBP performs monthly bond sufficiency reviews of all continuous import bonds and if a bond is egregiously deficient, they will immediately render it insufficient.

Join Roanoke’s Vice President Colleen Clarke, alongside CBP’s Kara Welty and Bruce Ingalls, as they present this webinar on 2/15/17 at 1pm ET.

Register today for this complimentary NEI webinar and learn how you can avoid these situations which can be extremely costly for you and your importer clients. Current bond statistics and other issues related to revenue collection will also be reviewed. This event has been approved for 1 CCS Credit.


Roanoke to Sponsor G.TEC 2017

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Join the Roanoke Trade team in Long Beach, California for this year’s Global Trade Educational Conference (G.TEC)! This year’s event, taking place at the Westin Long Beach from August 7-8, will draw attendees from all across the industry, including importers, exporters, freight forwarders, customs brokers and compliance professionals. The conference promises that all in attendance will receive invaluable educational information and updates on the industry’s most pressing topics. We hope to see you there!


TCDFW Wild, Wild West Casino Night

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Join Roanoke’s own Jeri Gentry on Saturday, March 25 at the Transportation Club of Dallas/Fort Worth’s (TCDFW) third annual Wild, Wild West Casino Night! This event is an opportunity to network with industry professionals, be introduced to current club members and help raise $10,000 in scholarship funds that will be awarded to deserving students studying trade and transportation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

To learn more about open sponsorships, or to purchase your event tickets, please click here.


Roanoke to Exhibit at Breakbulk Americas 2017

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We’re excited to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at the Breakbulk Americas conference in Houston, Texas! Representatives from our Texas and Florida offices will be in attendance, and ready to connect with you! Stop by booth 1205 to discuss your trade and transportation needs, and enter to win our yearly raffle. We hope to see you there!


ATA Carnet Seminar in Laredo, Texas

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Calling all Texans! The Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers Association invites you to their 2017 International Trade and Customs Seminar titled “Understanding Temporary Imports and Exports with the ATA Carnet”. This important session, presented by Roanoke’s own Amanda Barlow, Vice President, ATA Carnet, will take place on February 8, 2017 from 8:30am – 12:30pm at Falcon Bank in Laredo, Texas. This seminar will provide general information on Temporary Imports and Exports and help all attendees understand USCBP clearance of both U.S. and foreign ATA Carnets, how to avoid misuse of an ATA Carnet, best practices to mitigate a Customs claim, managing split shipments, replacing lost or stolen documents and more.

The cost for this seminar is $70 for LLUSCBA Members and $125 for Non-Members. For more information, and to register for this event, please click here. We hope to see you there!