Webinar: Understanding the Changes to the Duty Drawback Program

Ryan Thought Leadership Academy presents, "Understanding the Changes to the Duty Drawback Program." This 60-minute webinar was recently released and is available on-demand. Register here.

Event Description: After years of hard work to modify the regulations for duty drawback under Title 19 U.S.C. 1313, the conference report for drawback simplification has been signed by President Obama. This regulatory change will have a sweeping effect to the drawback program, making the identification, recovery, and compliance of duties more straightforward. Please join us to learn more about these incredible changes and how you might take advantage of them.

Target Audience: Any tax, customs, or international trade professional.

Webinar Speakers:
Pete Mento, Principal and Practice Leader
Ryan Customs and Foreign Trade
Pete Mento is Practice Leader for Customs and Foreign Trade, based out of Ryan’s Boston-Burlington office, and specializes in providing duty minimization, elimination and recovery services, global trade management, trade compliance assistance, trade audit defense, and transportation cost recovery projects.

Mr. Mento is one of the most sought after speakers on topics of international trade in the world. A former professional standup comedian, his ability to mix humor with economics, history, and regulatory insight has resulted in lectures to sold-out crowds in 30 countries in six continents.

Mr. Mento has years of leadership experience in the industry. He is former Vice President, Global Customs and Trade Policy, for a global logistics firm where he managed the Customs and Trade operations for all 305 global offices. He was National Permit Holder for the fourth largest customs broker in North America, oversaw the global Trade Policy consultancy and duty recovery team, was a sought after lecturer on trade issues, presenting at more than 200 public seminars and symposiums, and successfully argued trade policy issues in 81 customs jurisdictions.

He has a Master of Liberal Arts degree in Government Trade Theory from Harvard University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation and Technology from the Maine Maritime Academy, and is a United States Licensed Customs House Broker, National Permit Holder for Ryan, LLC.

Ray E. Shaw, Principal
Ryan Customs and Foreign Trade
Ray E. Shaw, a Principal at Ryan, specializes in providing foreign trade zone, duty drawback, customs valuation, and other value-added services to assist clients proactively manage their import duty, tax, and fee burden and reduce costs. Mr. Shaw serves clients across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, beverage, chemical, electronics, footwear and apparel, home products, medical equipment, military procurement, nuclear enrichment, oil field equipment, petroleum and petrochemical refining, pharmaceutical, production equipment, shipbuilding, and vessel supplies. He has extensive executive leadership experience in global customs, international trade, and export licensing, for global accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Shaw lectures on various customs duty and import tax topics for Ryan clients and the Ryan Professional Development Program. Additionally, he has appeared as a speaker for organizations including the American Petroleum Institute, Association of Latin American Free Trade Zones, National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones, National Business Institute, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Tax Executives Institute, and the United States - Mexico Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Shaw is a Licensed United States Customs Broker and received his Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Accounting degree from Bryant and Stratton College.

Stacy Hallon, Manager
Ryan Customs and Foreign Trade
Currently, Ms. Hallon is a Manager within Ryan’s Customs and Foreign Trade practice. She began her career in international trade working at the Dallas World Trade Center, International Business Center, which conducts training for professionals seeking to obtain specialized practical knowledge on various aspects of international trade.

Early in her career, Ms. Hallon moved over to third-party logistics. She has worked in both Dallas and Miami offices of both Japanese and American third-party logistics companies. While working in the field of third-party logistics, the primary areas of focus were freight forwarding, customs brokerage, warehousing, distribution, and supply chain maximization. She has developed expertise in the areas of bonded warehouse operation, in-bond movement, and Food and Drug Administration.

Most recently in 2008, Ms. Hallon’s role expanded to be responsible for her designated regions’ broader overall regulatory compliance program within an international logistics provider. This more recent role allowed her to develop expertise with export compliance as well as a working knowledge of many federal government agencies, such as Department of State, Department of Commerce, and Department of Transportation, Transportation Security Administration. Ms. Hallon graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications in 1991.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:
Mark Conrad Saxelby
Director, Customs and Foreign Trade

5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 1045
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
720.524.0022 Ext. 21-2246