Evelyn Suarez Appointed to Advisory Council of GW Center for International Business Education and Research

Evelyn Suarez has been appointed to the Advisory Council of George Washington University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (GW-CIBER). Established in 2006, GW-CIBER promotes international business knowledge through workshops and conferences, scholarly research, business language training, and mentorship programs.

The national CIBER program links U.S. businesses with the expertise of U.S. universities in areas of international education, language training, and research. GW is one of 17 universities around the country to receive this grant for the 2014-18 grant period.

Dr. Linda A. Livingstone, Dean of the GW School of Business, welcomed Ms. Suarez to the GW-CIBER Advisory Council with the following:

On behalf of the entire GW community, please accept my sincere thanks for your involvement with GW-CIBER. We are confident that your insights and experience will assist the Center in shaping policies and programs that provide the greatest benefit to our University, the local community, and the country. We look forward to drawing on your knowledge and expertise to achieve our mission of advancing the understanding and practice of international business.

Customs & Corruption: Getting to Market Efficiently & Reliably

Evelyn Suarez Moderates Panel for GetGlobal 10-21-16

Evelyn Suarez, Esq., a recognized U.S. customs lawyer, moderated a panel on Friday, October 21, 2016 for GetGlobal. The topic was how international traders and transportation companies are often confronted with complex and confusing customs and other government agency requirements for entry into market. This panel of customs attorneys and a global compliance professional explored such challenges. Mr. Fochesato discussed the European Union’s new Uniform Customs Code, which sets forth new customs rules for the EU. Mr. Garcia Seimandi addressed customs issues for Mexico and Ms. Allen gave us a global perspective as VP for Global Compliance for FedEx Networks. 


Cindy Allen–Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, FedEx Trade Networks
Alejandro García Seimandi–Partner, García Seimandi Flores & Villeda
Enea Fochesato–Founding Partner, Jus&Trade, Fochesato Law Firm
Evelyn Suarez–Founder, The Suarez Firm (Moderator)

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A Global Trade Agenda for the 45th President

Evelyn Suarez will moderate a panel discussion at George Washington University on Tuesday, November 1st to discuss the global trade agenda for the incoming president. From the event description:

Just days before the presidential election, please join us for a discussion on the role of trade in global economic growth and what needs to change in terms of policy and keeping the workforce competitive and flexible. Two panels will frame these issues with respect to U.S. trade policy, and will offer insights into the kinds of challenges that the new Administration will need to address.

Register here: http://business.gwu.edu/events/global-trade-agenda/


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WIIT Article – Customs: A Hot Topic Once Again

This is an excerpt from an email that first appeared in the WIIT Communiqué. For the full text, visit the WIIT email archive.

We decided to devote this Communiqué issue to customs matters – given recent legislative, regulatory and enforcement activity in the area. We also wanted to highlight a recent World Customs Organization (WCO) gathering of over 100 women, including WCO Director of Compliance and Facilitation Ana Hinojosa and European Union Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström. WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya welcomed the group and emphasized the interest of the WCO to promote engagement with organizations involved in global trade and also to promote gender equality in all aspects of Customs and Trade. The group has been organizing for about a year exploring the feasibility of becoming a chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), of which WIIT is the DC chapter. A number of our own WIIT members, including Stefanie Holland, Adeline Hinderer, Leslie Griffin, and myself, have offered information on the merits of becoming part of OWIT. I want our friends to know that we are always available to answer questions about being an OWIT chapter. Remember Brussels, you have friends in DC.

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