Member Spotlight

Sumika Kawamura

Member Spotlight: Sumika Kawamura
July 2017

Sumika Kawamura is the WIT-NC Volunteer Director for 2017. Sumika’s career began when she assisted handling disputes between the governments and the importers at SGS, a Swiss company in Japan that practiced pre-shipment inspections. After completing her degree in International Relations, she worked at FedExWorldTariff in San Francisco as a Customs Tariff Data Manager, closely monitoring up-to-date duties, taxes and compliance data for multiple countries in Asia. Most recently at TradeBeam-Aptean, she had various roles, such as project management for an automotive manufacturer, sanctions and denied parties screening, and content update for a trade automation software. She believes that learning global trade is learning life. By studying global trade, she has learned so much about what’s happening around the world - politics, economies, cultures, people, food, anything.

Sumika holds Japanese Customs Brokers’ license. She continues to thrive in her second year as WIT-NC's Volunteer Director. She is certain that she can further explore the world of international trade. WIT is a community where she has enjoyed meeting many well educated people with various backgrounds and learned trade compliance in wide range of subjects.


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