“Uncovering Exporter and Importer Trade Data”
An International Trade Data Users Conference and Workshop
Sponsored by The International Gateway at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
December 4, 2007
International Trade Center/Ronald Reagan Building Hemisphere B
13th and Pennsylvania Avenues, NW Washington, DC Map It!
Click on links in program below to see presentations of speakers.
8:15 Registration and Coffee
8:45 Opening of Conference
- Susan Sylvester – Director, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
- Alvis Pauga – Executive Director, ITDU; Scudder Smith, PB Consulting and Chmn. ITDU
8:50 Panel #1 – Census-Foreign Trade Division – Updates and New Developments on Trade Data
- China and Other Country Trade Reconciliations; Trade Stats Express; AES Compliance Program Update – Jerome Greenwell, Census FTD
- Kazakhstan and Confidentiality of Shipper Export Information – Dale Kelly, Census FTD
9:30 Panel #2 – The Legal Framework For Accessing Manifest Data
Why can we obtain details on shipments by company from Customs & Border Protection but not from DOC/Census?
- Laurence Castelli, Chief, Privacy Act Policy and Procedures Branch, OR&R, OT, CBP
- Dale Kelly, Census FTD Presentation on Census Data Confidentiality
- Ashley W. Craig, Esq., Legislative & Government Affairs, Venable, LLP
10:00 Panel #3 – What’s Available from Waterborne Manifests?
- Automated Manifest Data on Imports –
Kim Santos, Director Cargo Control & Release, Cargo Systems Program Office-ACE/OIT, Customs & Border Protection; Don Kozacki, Cargo Systems Program Office-ACE/OIT
- Additional Import Data Elements – ‘10+2’ Proposal – Bill Shayne, Esq. Shayne Law Group
- Export Data – How It’s Collected and Processed – Lenny Corallo, Exec. Vice Pres. PIERS
- Where is the Automated Manifest Export Data? Status and Prospects
Kim Santos, Director Cargo Control & Release,Cargo Systems Program Office-ACE/OIT, Customs & Border Protection
- Foreign Manifest Data Sources: Latin America and China
Presentation of International Trade Data Users Recognition Award
10:30 Refreshment Break
10:45 Panel #3 – What’s Available from Waterborne Manifests? (cont’d.)
Panel #4 – Working With the Data
Processing Manifest Data – “It Ain’t So Easy!”
- Duplicate Names; TEU Calculations; Assigning Commodity Codes ; Preventing Duplicate Entries; Timing Issues, etc. – Presentation by Lenny Corallo, Exec. Vice Pres. PIERS
- Challenges to Simplifying the Data – Paul Rasmussen, President, Zepol Corp.
- Export Example – Census FTD Data vs PIERS’ Manifest Data vs Internal Company Data – Alan Glube, OOCL
- Import Example – US West Coast Ports Data vs Piers Manifest Data – Alan Glube, OOCL
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch Break1:30 Panel #5 – How Can I Access the Manifest Data? User-Friendly Outputs
- Presentation of Data Access Features by PIERS – Aliet Martinez, PIERS
- A Different Approach to Manifest Data Access – Paul Rassmussen, Zepol Corp.
3:00 Refreshment Break
3:15 Panel #6 – User Applications – From the Basic to the Esoteric
- Finding Import Trends & Suppliers – A Toy Industry Case Study – David Schneider, CenTradeX
- Geo-coding Import Data and Unmasking Hidden Importers – Robert Thompson, President CenTradeX
- Deriving Business Intelligence on Importers and Foreign Suppliers – Joseph Mattera, Int’l. Trade Information Resources
- Port Applications – Ben Lieberman, Maryland Port Administration
- A Chemical Industry Application – Richard Buhn, R.F. Buhn Assoc.
- How Useful Is this Data? How May It Be Used?
- How Should It Not Be Used? What’s Needed?
5:15 Informal Networking Event
Join us for refreshments and snacks at the Aria Trattoria, sponsored by The Datamyne, Inc.
ITDU members $100, non-members $125. For additional information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Exhibitors welcome.
Annual ITDU membership is $90. We encourage you to become a member to obtain conference discounts as well as to provide support to our organization’s continuing activities. For additional information on ITDU visit www.itdu.org or contact Alvis Pauga at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201.337.0533.