Trade Compliance Special Interest Group

Explore the foundational elements of building and maintaining solid trade compliance programs, departments and processes for long term success.

The Trade Compliance Special Interest Group (SIG) offers a forum for individuals involved in import/export activities and trade compliance within UWEBC member companies to interact, share opinions and expertise, and leverage each other’s experiences.

Attendees of the SIG:

  • Engage with a trusted peer-to-peer network of trade compliance leaders, customs brokers, import/export professionals and those who support trade activities, such as legal and compliance departments.
  • Identify opportunities to further enhance their current trade compliance processes and structures.
  • Validate their organization’s compliance strategies and practices through knowledge exchange with other participants and subject-matter experts.

Participation in the Trace Compliance SIG is reserved for vice presidents, customs brokers, directors, managers and practitioners of UWEBC member companies with direct responsibility to trade compliance initiatives, including those that outsource this function. If you would like to learn more about the Trade Compliance SIG, please review the SIG’s charter document and/or contact UWEBC Supply Chain Management Practice Director Wayne Thompson at or 608-890-1298.

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Next Meeting

Trade Compliance Special Interest Group Web Meeting 

Cost and Risk Containment Strategies 
August 12, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Discover how other members are handling current risk in this dynamic time in trade compliance. 

The health and safety of our members is the UWEBC’s top priority. UW–Madison is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in collaboration with local, state and federal agencies. Based on campus' guidance, this meeting will be held via web only to allow our members a convenient and safe way to attend.

In this virtual meeting, we plan to discuss the current state of trade compliance when it comes to risk in todays environment. Attorney Jenn Jin will discuss force majeure as it relates to trade compliance and how trade professionals can address it in the current climate as well as long term risk mitigation by setting up best practices around force majuere. Additionally, Bruce Glaub of the Trade Acceptance Group will present on Trade Credit Insurance and Methods of Payment for Competitive Markets covering both commercial and political risks. Finally, Jay Nash of SUNY, Albany and Nash Global Trade will discuss export control/compliance implications of COVID-19.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the questions for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting questions for our speakers either at sign-up or by asking the moderator questions via your computers during the presentation.

Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Opening Remarks and Plan for the Day
9:10 AM Force Majeure and Trade Compliance
  Jenn Jin, Attorney and Consultant
10:00 AM Trade Credit Insurance and Methods of Payment
  Bruce Glaub, Principle, Trade Acceptance Group
10:45 AM Export control and compliance implications of COVID-19
  Jay Nash, Principal, Nash Global Trade
11:30 AM Adjourn
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