Mary Breede

Mary Breede

I am a Global Trade Management (GTM) Presales and Customer Insight Manager at Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting hired as part of the global Trade Specialists team that was brought in to assist with development of the ONESOURCE Global Trade product. There are people like me sitting all over the world assisting in development of the ONESOURCE suite of modules. My prior work history includes overseeing Trade Compliance and Governance for a chemical company in Texas. Global Director of Trade Compliance at Abercrombie & Fitch in Ohio, Seagate Technology in California and head of Global Trade Compliance and Supply Chain Security divisions for Lenovo Computers. I am also the owner of a Trade Compliance consulting company, which provides me the opportunity to stay fresh on regulations and assess risk and technology needs of large corporations in the areas of Trade Compliance. An organization near and dear to my heart is CASA. I have the privilege to serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Dallas County, providing a voice for children in the foster care system.

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ITC Recommends Imposing Import Restrictions on Solar Cells and Modules

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE November 10, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) formally initiated a Section 201 “global safeguard” investigation on May 23, 2017, on crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) solar cells and modules. A formal complaint was brought about by Suniva, Inc. and SolarWorld, two small U.S. manufacturers that said they were unable to compete with cheap panels made overseas; mainly … Read More

How Do I Streamline My Classification Process and Minimize Risk?

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE October 21, 2016

Risk is a certainty in any business and increases when it comes to international trade.  In fact, when moving goods internationally, there are a number of areas that can open up a company to business liabilities. Within this international environment, poor compliance practices can bring about delays and possibly penalties and reputational damage. How do … Read More

Import and Export Classification Risks

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE October 14, 2016

Accurate product classification is one of the foundational components for moving product across borders.  In fact, import and export classification influences the basis for nearly every import and export transaction and the resulting tax and tariff assessment and fees levied by Customs and other regulatory authorities worldwide. Selecting the correct product classification is critical for … Read More

How Can You Thrive Globally?

In this ever-changing and competitive landscape, companies can no longer just “be” global they need to “thrive” globally. Supply Chain compliance is no longer a process limited to trade professionals but rather an all encompassing  effort that crosses many parts of an organization; from Legal, IT, Tax and Finance to logistics. Often times supply chain … Read More