BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OHL announced today that its Senior Vice President of OHL International's Trade Services group, Mary Jo Muoio, will once again speak as a panelist at the upcoming U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) East Coast Trade Symposium.
The CBP 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium is scheduled for March 6 - 7, 2014 and will be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. The theme for the Trade Symposium is "Increasing Economic Competitiveness through Global Partnerships and Innovation."
Mary Jo Muoio, who continues to serve as a Chair of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Customs Committee, will be a panelist for the CBP 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium breakout session "Partnership in Trade Enforcement." This session will spotlight the outreach and partnership of CBP with other government agencies, brokers, importers and various other trade partners who are responsible for the trillions of dollars in goods that are imported into the U.S. annually. These partnerships provide a capability cornerstone for valuable trade intelligence and operations. The panelists will discuss how CBP is leveraging Trade Intelligence, and will look at a few notable operations that represent the future of trade enforcement in an ever changing international trade environment.
"I believe the synergy of the relationship between CBP and the importing and exporting community is one of the most important aspects of the global trade environment as it relates to the U.S.," says Mary Jo Muoio. "Furthermore, it is principal to the services we (OHL) provide our customers. Participating in a healthy discussion with other chief partners in the industry about how we continue to foster and grow these critical relationships and pathways is just the smart thing to do."
OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 7,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct-to-consumer fulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the apparel, electronics, printing, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries. Furthermore, OHL International's Trade Services activities include audits, bonds, classifications, duty drawback, preference eligibility, reconciliation, and record keeping that support traditional customs house broker activities. www.ohl.com
CBP is one of the Department of Homeland Security's largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing the border and facilitating lawful international trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations, including immigration and drug laws. www.cbp.gov
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