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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The U.S., Mexico, and Canada Trade Relationship – is this the beginning of the end for NAFTA?

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE September 14, 2018

The U.S., Canada and Mexico have been participating in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for over a year. In the past few weeks, the U.S. and Mexico announced a preliminary agreement and Canada has come back to the negotiating table with the U.S. with the goal of reaching a final agreement by the … Read More

How Big Data & Analytics Transform Supply Chains

Blog, Global Trade September 7, 2018

“Big data” and “data analytics” may sound like tech jargon that doesn’t have much impact on global trade. However, in today’s fast-moving trade environment it’s more important than ever for companies to have access to the most up-to-date information available. Companies are constantly under pressure to increase profit margins, shorten order-to-delivery cycles, and boost planning … Read More

Trump Grants Another Pardon as U.S. Commerce Department and ZTE Reach Agreement Reversing Ban

Part 2 of article: ZTE, President Trump, and the Elephant in the Room: https://tax.thomsonreuters.com/blog/onesource/zte-president-trump-and-the-elephant-in-the-room/   On June 7, 2018 the U.S. and ZTE agreed to a deal allowing ZTE, the Chinese Telecom company, to stay in business.  Part of this deal is to reverse the ban placed on U.S. companies prohibiting them in selling … Read More

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