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Webinar: “NAFTA to USMCA: What’s New? What’s Changed?”

Webinar: “NAFTA to USMCA: What’s New? What’s Changed?”

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Webinar: “NAFTA to USMCA: What’s New? What’s Changed?”

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020  |  1:30-2:30 p.m.

This webinar is the second in a series that will constitute the 2020 Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Award and Lecture program in honor of the Global Supply Chain Professional. This presentation will explore the differences between NAFTA and USMCA and help the audience understand importers, exporters and producers' new responsibilities. Speakers will look at how USMCA will make compliance easier and where it will add complexity. They will also look at new opportunities presented by USMCA.

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Moderator:
Gary La Point

Gary La Point is a professor of supply chain practice, as well as the co-director of H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain and co-director of Harry Salzberg Memorial Program at the Whitman School.

La Point worked in private industry for 17 years and has been a full-time faculty at Whitman for the past 19 years. He teaches classes in Operations Management, Logistics Strategy, Distribution Center Operations, Lean Six Sigma and Project Management. He has overseen 150+ Lean Six Sigma projects in the private industry, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Defense.

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Moderator:
Fran Gaither Tucker

Fran Gaither Tucker is an associate professor of marketing and supply chain at the Whitman School.

Tucker has been a faculty member for over 40 years, teaching marketing management and supply chain management to Ph.D., MBA and undergraduate students. She was also the department chair for the marketing department (previously the marketing, retail and supply chain department) for 14 years. Her research interests include relationships between logistics, supply chain and marketing, benchmarketing to improve profitability, global marketing strategy and healthcare marketing.

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Panelist:
Robert Stein

Robert Stein is the vice president at Mohawk Global Trade Advisors.

Stein's extensive experience in Customs brokerage and freight forwarding is spread across many roles, giving him a unique perspective on the field. In both release and entry roles, working at the northern border helped him learn a great deal about cross border trade and USMCA. At the same time, his work as a regional FDA trainer and vice president for a brokerage/freight forwarding firm gave him a deeper understanding of trade compliance. Stein is also an active speaker to the trade community, lecturing throughout the year on Incoterms, import compliance and USMCA. He is a licensed Customs broker, certified Customs specialist and Vice President, Trade Advisors.

Kimmy Kimball