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ISM-CT Trade Compliance Seminar

December 06, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Pfizer Inc - East Gate Visitor Center
284 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340

ISM-CT Trade Compliance Seminar Synopsis

Can you afford DELAYS in your supply chain? 

Is that going to affect your CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP

Have you encountered unforeseen expenses in your LANDED COST ?

How do you PLAN FOR VOLATILITY in the Global Trade Environment?

  • The Course will Focus on Proactively Planning to Manage:
–Continuity of Supply
Investigate Impact of Trade on Supply
Cross Border Facilitation
Roles and Responsibilities of the Parties to the Transaction
–Speed of Delivery
Cycle Time Management
Cycle Time Consistency
Service Provided Integration - Ownership of Materials for Trade Management (Importer/ Exporter of Record)
Discuss Opportunities of Trade Agreements
Impact of Duties (Retaliatory Duties – i.e. UK, EU, Mexico, China….)
Cost of Customs Delays and how to Forecast for the Additional Expenses
Duty Mitigation Programs
Benefits of Compliance
Discuss Risk Tolerance that Defines Parameters for Compliance
How to Mitigate Risk with Proper Planning
Thomas Zanca is the Senior Director leading Pfizer’s Global Trade Compliance & Strategy team. In this role he is responsible for developing and maintaining the trade framework and process infrastructure necessary to support Pfizer’s increasing global footprint. Through proactive strategic trade efforts, his team has added value by deriving real economic advantages while facilitating the global supply chain. Tom has been with Pfizer for 9 years.
Prior to joining Pfizer, Tom served as a consultant across several industries providing guidance on the rapidly changing trade environment. Tom holds a BS from Southern CT State University and MBA from the UCONN.


$250.00 ISM-CT Members
$200.00 Earlybird rate before September 17

$350.00 Non-Members
$300.00 Earlybird rate before September 17