3/24/15 – Buyers overseas love Made in the USA and they’re willing to pay for the quality parts and products your employees produce. With the help of US Department of Commerce’s Export Assistance Center, many small and mid-sized manufacturers can develop a new revenue stream for their business selling their products outside the country.
Listen to Ryan Hollowell, and Katie Carney, and Christopher Almonte discuss the financing programs and logistics support available to all US manufacturers to help move your products out of the starting gate and into the hands customers overseas. If you’re not exporting your products, you are missing a rich and profitable revenue stream.
Special Guest Katie Carney, Director of International and Customs Compliance, Livingston International, has 38 years experience in Customs Regulations and Logistics. She began her career in 1975 and obtained her customs brokers license in 1980. She currently sits on the Virginia Port Authority Advisory Conference and the Customs Committee of AAEI. Katie joined Livingston in 2011 as part of an acquisition bringing fifteen years of FTZ experience to the company.
Currently Ryan is a Senior International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Northern New Jersey Office, as well as the co-lead for the Department’s Renewable Energy Team. Prior to joining the Northern New Jersey Office, Ryan served as the Director for International Business Development for Lumi•Solair, a New York City based grid-free renewable energy solutions provider.
Christopher Almonte is the International Sales Manager at Spectra Colors Corp (SCC), a small business manufacturing specialty dyes and colorants for a wide variety of applications. Since joining SCC in 2010, Mr. Almonte has engaged with key emerging and developed global markets, creating new business opportunities for the company.