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CRCBFA Event Archives

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Monthly Member Meetings

Seminars and Other Events

November 20, 2019

Speaker: Frances Hadfield



October 15, 2019

Speaker: Elaine Bragg


September 18 , 2019

Speaker: Bradley F. Hayes


June 19, 2019

Annual CRCBFA Summer BBQ


April 17, 2019

Mission To D.C.

Speakers: CRCBFA Board



March 20, 2019

Speaker :Jaki Ferenz & Keith Sanchez from Avalon Risk Management 



January 31, 2019

Speaker : Peter Friedmann

"Our Man In DC"


December 19, 2018

Speaker : Yan Medice

"Working Together To Eliminate Hunger"


November 28, 2018

WESCCON Overview:


October 24, 2018

Transportation Panel:
Warehousing: Rochelle Montes, Terminal Transfer
Rochelle's Presentation

Drayage: Eric Wright, Portland Container Repair

Eric's Presentation

Chassis Management: Debra Torres, TPNP Market
Rail: Todd Vincent, Tacoma Rail

Todd's Presentation

Tacoma Rail Video

Port Operations: Zack Thomas, The NW Seaport Alliance.

Zack's Presentation

September 19, 2018

Speaker: Dana Shannon, Business Oregon

September, 2016

Speaker: Judy Haggin
"What to do when CBP Knocks at your door"

June 22nd, 2016


May 25th, 2016

Speaker: Mr. Cameron Roberts of Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP

September 16th, 2015

Speakers: Matt Nakachi, customs attorney and

managing partner of Junker & Nakachi

2015 Trade Update Powerpoint


May 22nd, 2015

Speakers: Mike Stanton, ILWU Local 8 President

Dane Jones, ILWU Local 40 Secretary-Treasurer 


April 22nd, 2015

Speaker: Scott R. Goddin

U.S. Commercial Service - Portland


March 31st, 2015

Speaker: Susan Kohn Ross,

 Partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp


February 18th, 2015

Speaker: Sebastian Degens, Port of Portland

 General Manager of Marine Business Development


January 28th, 2015

Speaker: Peter Friedmann

"Our Man in DC"


December 17th, 2014

Speaker: Vern Hill

Federal Maritime Commision


November 19th, 2014

Speaker: Terry Cummings

Roanoke Trade


Materials from eBond Presentation:

• eBond Powerpoint Presentation

• CSEC eBond Surety FAQ

• Current List of ACE Cargo

• Release Pilot Ports

• TSN/CBP-approved eBond FAQ


October 17th, 2014

Speaker: John Barnes

New CBP Area Port Director of Portland


September 17th, 2014

Speakers: Joel Junker and Matt Nakachi


June, 18th, 2014

Annual CRCBFA Summer Barbecue


May 21st, 2014

CBP, FDA, & FWS Roundtable


April 16th, 2014

Speaker: Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici


March, 19th 2014

Speaker: Congressman Earl Blumenauer


February 21st, 2014

Speaker: Erik Smithweiss, Partner & Customs attorney from Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP


January 30th, 2014

Peter Friedmann, Our Man in DC


December 18th, 2013

Speaker: Sam Ruda, Chief Commercial Officer at the Port of Portland


November 20th, 2013

Speaker: Dora Murphy, Assistant Director Field Operations

for Portland and San Francisco


September 18th, 2013

Speakers:Terry Cummings from Roanoke Trade Services and

Attorney Cameron Roberts of Roberts & Kehagiaras, LLP


June, 19th, 2013

Annual CRCBFA Summer Barbecue


May 13th, 2013

CBP, FDA, & FWS Roundtable


March 21st, 2013

Speaker: Brian J. Humphrey, Director,

Field Operations for Portland and San Francisco


October 24th, 2012

Speaker: Richard Read, Pulitzer Prize Winner and 

Senior Writer at The Oregonian


September 12th, 2012

Speaker: Amanda Barlow, Director of Marketing,

Carnet and Trade Services Department,

United States Council for International Business


June 12th, 2012

Annual CRCBFA Summer Barbeque


May 12th, 2012

CBP & FDA Roundtable


April 26th, 2012

Speakers: Joel Junker of Joel R. Junker and Associates,

Jay Ward of Senator Wyden’s office,

Paul Kwiatkowski of Roanoke Trade Services, Inc.,

and Patti Summer of Global Trading Resources Inc


March 15th, 2012

Congressman Kurt Schrader


February 24th, 2012

Speakers: Matt Nakachi and Alan Cohen


January 31st, 2012

Peter Friedmann, Our Man in DC


October 25th, 2011

Speaker: Bill Wyatt, Executive Director of the Port of Portland


September 21st, 2011

Elvis J. Ganda of ITCSI

December 2019

Oregon Food Bank Donations Drive

November 20, 2019

Incoterms 2020 Seminar

Seminar By: Judy Haggin

March 20, 2019

CBP Agriculture and USDA Seminar

Seminar by: Nicole Brooks, CBP Agriculture Specialist 

and Jennifer Hart, with USDA APHIS PPQ

USDA Presentation

CBP Agriculture Presentation

August 25th, 2016

CRCBFA Open House 2016 at The Slide Inn

March 23rd, 2016

CRCBFA Night Out at Aloft Hotel's W XYZ Bar

December 2015

Oregon Food Bank Drive

October 29th, 2015

CRCBFA Night Out at Moon & Sixpence

September 16th, 2015

Seminar: Broker-Known Importer Program, lead by Joel Junker and Matt Nakachi from the law firm of Junker & Nakachi, P.C.


August 20th, 2015

CRCBFA Open House 2015 at The Slide Inn


July 30th, 2015

CRCBFA Night Out


May 22nd, 2015

Seminar: Valuation and Classification 

lead by Richard Wortman of Grunfeld, Desiderio,

Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP


April 23rd, 2015 

CRCBFA Mix & Mingle


March 31st, 2015

Seminar: Cyber Security Seminar lead by Department of Justice,

Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Susan Kohn Ross


Materials from Cyber Security Seminar:

• DOJ / FBI Powerpoint

• Susan Kohn Ross Powerpoint


January 28th, 2015

Seminar: Free Trade Agreements lead by Judy Haggin


September 17th, 2014

Seminar: Guidelines in an Era of Increased Enforcement

lead by Joel Junker and Matt Nakachi


May 1st, 2014

2014 CRCBFA Open House


March 19th, 2014

Seminar: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Requirements


February 2nd, 2014

Seminar: What Every Importer and Customs Broker Wants to Know
lead by Erik Smithweiss, Partner & Customs Attorney  from 

Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP


November 20th, 2013

Seminar: Centers of Excellence and Expertise

lead by Dora Murphy, Assistant Director Field Operations

for Portland and San Francisco


November 7th, 2012

Seminar: The Role of the Broker

lead by Su Ross of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP and

Patrice Lafayette of Roanoke Trade Services


October 2nd - 4th, 2012

Class: FDA Training for Brokers


September 18th, 2012

Seminar: FMCSA and Map 21

lead by Terry Cummings of Roanoke Trade Services and

Attorney Cameron Roberts of Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP 


April 26th, 2012

Seminar: Antidumping and Countervailing Duty - A Priority Trade Issue

lead by Joel Junker, longtime friend and advocate of the CRCBFA


April 1th, 2012

CRCBFA Youth Night


February 24th, 2012

Seminar: The Many Levels of Compliance

lead by Matt Nakachi: Attorney with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.; Alan Cohen: Senior Attorney with Penalty Branch of US Customs; and Robert Olson: Senior Manager of Customs & Global Trade, Deloitte & Touche LLP


February 20th, 2012

Seminar: Preparing for Customs Audits, Focused Assesments, and 

Importer Self-Assessment Programs lead by George R. Tuttle, III, Esq. from the San Francisco law firm George R. Tuttle Law Offices


September 12th, 2012

Speaker: Amanda Barlow, Director of Marketing,

Carnet and Trade Services Department,

United States Council for International Business


April 8th, 2010

CRCBFA Youth Night


October 18th, 2009

Seminar: PREDICT/ITACS - Predictive Risk-based Evaluation for Dynamic Import Compliance Targeting and Import Trade Auxiliary Communications System

lead by FDA


April 19th, 2009

Seminar: Customs Compliance Issues and Strategies

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