James Carneiro

James Carneiro

I have over 25 years of combined international trade experience in the government and private sector. I began my career as a US Customs Service Import Specialist in San Diego, and was later chosen as one of the initial International Trade Specialists in the setup of the Strategic Trade Centers, responsible for enforcement of Customs' Priority Trade Issues with a special focus on Trade Agreements. During my 8 1/2 years with Customs, I played a key role in the early stages of modernizing the import specialist function, and the incorporation of data analysis into the importer audit programs (CAT, FA). Prior to Thomson Reuters, I spent over 15 years with Dell Inc. in multiple Trade Compliance leadership positions. While at Dell I assisted in developing and implementing processes for streamlining import and export operations within Dell's best in class supply chain, with a particular emphasis on information technology solutions. I was also responsible for representing Trade Compliance during Dell's aggressive acquisition plan. I am a licensed Customs broker with a BA degree, cum laude, from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington

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Managing the Steel and Aluminum Duties Imposed by Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705

In keeping with President Trump’s stated desire to assist the U.S. aluminum and steel production industries, he has issued orders to impose special duties on aluminum and steel imports into the U.S. under the authority of section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. In other words, he is declaring that the national security … Read More

Recent Customs Related Rulings: Supportive of the Trump Trade Agenda?

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE September 15, 2017

Typically, trade compliance rulings (trade court rulings or rulings issued by CBP – Customs and Border Protection) cause trade compliance professionals to consider the implications in terms of whether the decision increases or decreases costs for companies. In light of the election of President Trump and his focus on trying to bring jobs back to … Read More

Managing Company Acquisitions from a Trade Compliance Perspective

According to the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances; in 2016 there were over 48 thousand worldwide mergers and acquisitions.   Regardless of what point the Global Trade Compliance team is included in acquisition discussions, it needs a process for assessing the existing risk, support from senior management when unacceptable risk is discovered, and creative … Read More

License Exception SCP (Support for the Cuban People) – Where We Are Now?

From the time President Obama revealed his new foreign policy toward Cuba on December 17, 2014, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), has issued six rules in the Federal Register that have established and increasingly liberalized the export license exception SCP, i.e., section 740.21 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  While the most … Read More