Global Supply Chains: Best Practices in Import Management

Jan 24, 2019

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As companies compete in managing their global supply chains, handling imports to the United States has become a very real challenge for executives responsible for sourcing, purchasing, freight, logistics and import supply chain personnel.

This webcast identifies key issues in 2013 and provides valuable tools and solutions for all personnel engaged in global supply chain management.

The webcast is designed and structured to provide a comprehensive overview that will help your company run a more effective inbound supply chain, with coverage of:

  • 2013 update on imports
  • Import regulations overview
  • Importers Security Filing (ISF)
  • Managing assists
  • Drawback 
  • C-TPAT choosing and validation
  • Technology on inbound supply chains and utilization of IT options
  • Managing Customhouse Brokers and service providers
  • Leveraging INCO terms
  • Reducing costs for the inbound global supply chain



Rennie Alston is a licensed customhouse broker and COO of American River International, a 32-year-old company engaged in assisting corporations in managing their global supply chains. He has over 20 years of experience in import management and works closely with U.S. and foreign-based corporations in dealing with customs issues and helping companies compete in global trade.
He also owns and operates the World Academy, a training institution for global supply-chain skill sets. Alston and his team have dealt with more than 20% of the Fortune 1000. Considered a leader in import management, he's a very successful author and publisher of articles and books on global trade compliance and is considered one of the more prominent executives in this field.


Thomas A. Cook is managing director for NYC–based American River International, a premier international sales and business management consulting company. He has been involved in sales and global business for more than 28 years and has developed numerous sales management programs and initiatives in training corporate executives in domestic and international sales.
He is the author of more than 250 articles and books on international trade, business and sales.