Newsletter - July 2018


WIT-NC News, Events & Announcements

Networking Extravaganza! * Membership Special * Thank you to Roz Thomsen * WIT-NC & CompTIA * Webinar Coming *
WIT Tokyo * OWIT World Conference * Jobs


FREE - Summer Networking Extravaganza!
Join us for a fabulous night of wine and networking! Our annual event will include Compliance Carnival door prizes such as an Amazon Echo and tables from our wonderful sponsors including Boomerang Carnets, Amber Road, MIIS, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP, Thomson Reuters, CompTIA and SAP. Registration is free for members and $15 for nonmembers!

Annual Membership Drive Ends July 31!
July is the annual membership drive! Get discounted rates to new, renewing and lapsed memberships. Membership benefits include a 30% discount on monthly program registration fees ($45 vs $65). You will automatically be entered in a drawing for Amazon gift cards. The winners will be announced at the August networking event.

A Big Thank You to Roz Thomsen!
Roz Thomsen, a partner with Thomsen Burke and a legal expert in export controls and encryption, addressed the challenge of Artificial Intelligence for Global Trade Compliance and Policy at our July event. We truly appreciate his travel out to us from the East Coast ad his presentation which was both engaging and useful to our members based on the positive survey responses. Thank you!

If you missed the program, you can get the presentation in the Members Only section of Your log-in is the email address associated with your membership and the current Members' password. Please email Ann McGrath, Assistant Secretary if you need the password. We've uploaded photos from this event on our Facebook page.

WIT-NC is Association Sponsor for CompTIA
CompTIA's 12th Annual Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference is at Qualcomm in San Diego on September 18. This industry only event is rated best in class by past attendees. Participants have open discussion of issues and challenges and share best practices in trade compliance.

Upcoming Webinar - Core Compliance: Classification of Parts by Steve Zisser
Look for a final date in late August for a special webinar event which will be free for WIT-NC members. Steve teaches using the Masters MethodTM and an 8-step process for accurate HTS classifications. For example.

WIT-NC Supports New WIT Tokyo
We are expecting a baby sister WIT in the future! The Tokyo trade compliance community, inspired by WIT-NC, is working through the process to establish a chapter there! The Toyko team regularly meets to brainstorm ideas and navigate the non-profit process in Japan. WIT-NC Volunteer Director, Sumika Kawamura, met with the prep team in Tokyo in May to exchange information, ideas, and smiles. Best of luck to WIT Tokyo! Your positive energy and enthusiasm inspire us!

OWIT International's 18th Annual World Conference OWIT is holding its 18th Annual World Conference October 24-25 in Nairobi, Kenya. "Bridging the Gap - Empowering Businesses to Go Global" will bring together OWIT members from around the world to empower women entrepreneurs, as well as focusing on the future of trade.

Visit our LinkedIn page for new Job Posts Check out WIT-NC's LinkedIn page for updates on our activities as well as job postings. Our members are invited to share their job descriptions on our members-only page. For access, please contact us at