Nara Mitchell

Nara Mitchell
Nara is a US Licensed Customs Broker and has worked in the Global Logistics industry since 2010. She specializes in import and export compliance with an emphasis in the textile and apparel chapters of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Nara is a graduate of Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Recent Posts

Trade Statistics

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Trade Statistics

Dry as toast.

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Topics: Tradewin, Customs

The No-No List Part 2

Last year I published a blog entitled no no  list“The No-No List.” were I talk about bad ideas in Trade and in my household. Well, a year later I’m sure we are a little older, a little smarter, and my sweet children have learned to stop putting gum in each other’s hair… maybe not but I’m definitely a year older. 

Since my first day at Tradewin, I have always been interested in items being seized at the border and general non-compliance.  It seems like such an interesting crossroad of illegal activity.  Some I think are quite obvious to you and I, while others are not so much. 

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Is Your Company Able to Handle the Complexities of International Trade?

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This week, I have been lucky enough to engage in a round table with some of the most knowledgeable, international customs experts worldwide. As we discussed trade compliance in Asia, EU, North America, and Australia, as well as currently emerging markets, I realized something: these people are MUCH smarter than I am…

I am pretty good at throwing out a smart question every now and then, but as we discussed the worldwide complexities of the UCC/AEO, biomedical/pharmaceutical marking and shipping, and the potential of TPP... Well, it left my head spinning.

How do companies with small compliance staffs keep up to speed with all these regulations?

 

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Topics: Best Practices

No, You Can’t Have Gummy Bears for Dinner, and Other Best Practices

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I’m always trolling the internet looking for ideas on a new blog (and new shoes, it’s just fact). As I read my standard compliance publications, I realized that there was not a whole lot of new hot material in the world of Customs Compliance.  Then I ran upon this oldie but goodie that CBP published a few years back: “US Customs and Border Protection Best Practices of Compliant Companies.” 

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Topics: Best Practices

The “No-No List”

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By now, you may have noticed that I associate a large portion of my blogs with something near and dear… My sweet cherubs.  In our house, we have some simple “no-no rules.”   They are pretty standard, don’t shave the dog, don’t put gum in your brother’s hair, you see where I am going here, pretty straight forward…..  

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Topics: Export Compliance