Michael Bellezza

Before joining Tradewin in 2010 as Principal of the US Consulting Practice, Michael had worked for Expeditors for 8 years in a wide variety of management positions including Customs Brokerage Operations, Import & Export Compliance, Freight Forwarding, and Supply Chain Analytics. Michael is responsible for all aspects of Tradewin's global consulting practices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. He has a talent for bringing common sense solutions to complex regulatory scenarios. He specializes in building compliance programs, providing educational seminars and workshops, advising risk mitigation, and implementing duty reduction programs. Michael is a U.S. Licensed Customs Broker. He is IATA/FIATA certified and is a member of the International Compliance Professionals Association. He is a graduate of Boston College with a degree in Economics.
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Recent Posts

Outlook on Trade: What you Need to Know

Posted by Michael Bellezza

7/19/17 3:46 PM

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International affairs is on top of everyone's mind these days, especially as a new US administration transitions into power.  Questions about trade agreement, tariffs, and foreign policy swirl, and while no one has the ability to see into the future, a look at the actors, some of their statements, and some of the law behind it all may help companies at least prepare for the future state.

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Tradewin’s 20th Anniversary!

Posted by Michael Bellezza

7/11/17 6:54 AM

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It is our 20th anniversary here at Tradewin.

Can you believe it?

I think if you asked any of us here 20 years ago what Tradewin and the rest of the world would look like today, many would be amazed.

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Topics: Cuba

How Companies Can Be Preparing for an Uncertain Future

Posted by Michael Bellezza

3/29/17 4:23 AM

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There seems to be a great deal of uncertainty amongst those tasked with their company’s international trade compliance. There is ongoing discussions of a wall, of a trade war with Mexico one day, and with China the next, or a 20% tariff on certain manufactured goods coming into the US.

I know a lot of trade compliance people, and I mean a LOT. Most of us are cut out from a similar cloth, or at least the same weave.

Uncertainly isn’t something that sits well.

Many of my customers are starting to field questions from senior management on what the future will hold for their supply chain, and how they should be adapting.

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Topics: Europe, Export Compliance

Election Reaction

Posted by Michael Bellezza

11/9/16 6:04 PM

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It seems hard to believe that it is November already and the holidays are just around the corner. I awoke this morning to the fresh news of Donald Trump’s somewhat surprising victory despite polls and “experts” leading us to believe the opposite.  I thought it would be a good place to start for my quarterly post. 

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Supply Chain Security

Posted by Michael Bellezza

9/22/16 10:44 AM

092116-security.pngLast week, we got the news of more terrorist attacks, this time in New York City, North Jersey, and the Jersey Shore. This hit a bit close to home as I grew up on the shore and have lived close to all of those places at one time or another. 

It wasn't shocking, but felt more routine, which in and of itself is shocking. We've seen this in various forms in  Nice, Baghdad, Turkey, Belgium, Pakistan, France, and a dozen other global locations. 

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Topics: Best Practices