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Happy New Year from Tradewin

Posted by Michael Bellezza

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1/2/19 2:32 PM

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 As I drove to the office today, I was looking back into my rear view mirror at 2018. All of the plans and ideas that I would like to accomplish in 2019 began rushing through my head like a flood.

Perhaps it was the recharging of my batteries over the holidays or the deluge of articles predicting the future that pop up on January 1st, like mushrooms after rain.  

I will say this, the future and 2019 will be an adventure.

Throughout 2018 I felt an acceleration of events in trade, from the rising trade tensions and tariffs to Brexit, to potential conflicts around the world.

That acceleration will only intensify in the coming months.

That being said, regardless of the environment, we can always be calm, prepared, and kind. 

Perhaps that last is the most important. 

From all of us at Tradewin, we wish you success and happiness in 2019. 

If you need us, we are here to help.

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Written by 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.