Customs Professionals Meet at the Southern Border

Customs Professionals Meet at the Southern Border

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DSV is proud to announce that Mari Monarrez, Commercial CHB Manager – DSV, is the chair of the 2019 Southern Border Conference in El Paso, Texas. The event is hosted by the West Texas New Mexico Customs Brokers Association (WTNMCBA), of which DSV is a member, and where Mari serves as the treasurer. 

For this year’s Southern Border Conference, representatives from the DSV Customs Brokerage team traveled to South Padre Island, Texas. The conference provides opportunities to learn from colleagues, stay updated on industry related news and topics, and have a little fun as well.

Attendees included Customs and Border Protection officials, trade and customs attorneys, auditors, as well as authorities from the FDA and other government departments. Everyone is able to speak with officials from various border towns and learn about their port practices, how they handle their business, and best practices in different areas along the border. 

The week was packed with a full line-up of speakers, covering topics such as red flags on Customs entries, tariffs, changes on minimum requirements for brokers, and NAFTA updates. Some of the speakers included a former Census Regulations Chief, a former CBP Auditor and Assistant Field Director, and an insurance agent specializing in global logistics risks. In between sessions and panels, there was plenty of food and socializing for everyone to enjoy.

This event is a great way for Customs professionals to share their knowledge and get to know people throughout the industry. If you would like to get involved with next year’s conference as a speaker or a sponsor, please reach out to marketing support  for more information. 


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