Global Shawn JaroszCustoms and Regulations

Thursday, February 18th, 1:00-1:30PM CST

Foreign Customs and Regulations are usually not top of mind for US exporters. The assumption is that the importer/broker/distributor will handle those matters, so one shouldn’t be concerned. But lack of knowledge can have large implications for doing business in a foreign country, especially in the food sector.

Mistakes matter! It can make life more difficult and raise red flags for business partners, causing them to look elsewhere for suppliers; you can cause headaches of miscommunication/mislabeling/misunderstandings that could have been easily avoided; products can be stuck at the border and payments delayed. Our conversation with Shawn Jarosz will revolve around the strategic gains that you can achieve by understanding all aspects of your global business.

Meet the Guest!

Shawn Jarosz - Chief Strategist

Shawn is the founder of TradeMoves and the company’s Chief Trade Strategist. Her tenure in international trade spans nearly 25 years managing global sourcing/ supply and customs issues on behalf of US companies of all sizes and trade priorities for US industry associations.
Shawn found her calling in international business overseas where she worked in Moscow for the US Embassy and then Amoco Eurasia Petroleum Company. After leaving Russia, she worked for Chrysler Corporation’s DC office supporting efforts to gain market access for American-made products.
Shawn is a licensed US Customs broker, Certified Customs Specialist, and cleared advisor to the US Trade Representative on trade issues affecting US small- and minority-businesses (immediate-past Chair, Industry Trade Advisory Committee/ITAC 9).

Meet the Host:

David Thacker - Director of Strategic Engagement

David Thacker brings a strategic mindset to every conversation. Since joining Kansas Global, he has met and consulted hundreds of companies in the Midwest on how to grow exports. He excels at understanding companies’ global opportunities and internal difficulties, and delivering customized solutions and resources that fit those needs. He has spearheaded the regional expansion of Kansas Global throughout the Midwest, leading to a variety of new relationships and consulting opportunities. A lifelong learner, David is continually adding strategic value to the services, research, consulting, and relationships Kansas Global provides to clients.

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