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MITA Announces Its 2023 Board of Directors Election Results

The Madison International Trade Association is proud to welcome Nicole Hess, Alison Jacobs, and Jenny Patzlaff to its board of directors. The newly elected members will serve three-year term on MITA Board of Directors starting this January. Nicole Hess is the Vice President of Import Operations at ME Dey & Co. in Milwaukee, WI. Nicole […]

Thank you to Departing Board Members

MITA would like to recognize the enormous contributions by Jay Nash and Jen Pino-Gallagher as they have so generously given in their roles as members of our Board of Directors.  It is through their dedication and commitment that MITA has been able to effectively provide a forum for the international business community allowing members to […]

Supply Chain Updates from M.E. Dey & Co.

Each week, M.E. Dey shares important stories related to trade and the supply chain. Here are the headlines… How the Russia-Ukraine war is worsening shipping snarls and pushing up freight rates (CNBC)‘Prepare for Turmoil’: China’s virus lockdowns ramp up supply-chain risks (SCMP)FMC Meeting Scheduled for March 16th Discussing Enforcement Activities (FMC)Weekly Supply Chain Disruption Roundup (NCBFAA) Be […]

Thinking about joining MITA? Let Beth from Milwaukee Tool tell you why she joined this year

In this Spotlight story you’ll hear from Beth Amestica, Trade Compliance Analyst with Milwaukee Tool.  As a new member, we talked to Beth about why she joined MITA and what she’s already gained from her membership.  Read on to hear what she has to say. Why did you decide to join MITA?A friend, who has […]

MITA’s Annual Social at Trek Headquarters

After two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, MITA held it’s annual social event at Trek’s facility in their beautiful, newly designed atrium. With over 50 people in attendance, the afternoon was filled with networking, hospitality, and a private tour of Trek’s operations. The event provided an opportunity to catch up with old friends […]

Talking Trade with guest Jay Nash

Jay Nash, President of MITA and principal of Nash Global Trade Services, was a recent guest on WisBusiness’s Talking Trade podcast.  Ian Coxhead from UW Madison and Sandi Segal, President of M.E. Dey, talk with Jay on the hot topic of Export Controls and why they’re important.  Gain insight on US export controls, the increased […]

Eliminating Non-Dutiable Charges from Customs Value

Written by Andrew Siciliano and Elizabeth Shingler, KPMG, LLP Determining accurate customs values for your imported goods can help prevent leaving money on the table.  In this Global Trade Magazine article from July 26 issue, you’ll learn about the 8 overlooked, non-dutiable charges that can help reduce overall tariff spend. https://lnkd.in/ddG37UTr

Meet MITA’s September Event Speaker, Dr. William Hauptman, Medical Director at International SOS

International SOS is in the business of saving lives and protecting global workforces from health and security threats. We deliver customized health and security risk management as well as well-being solutions to fuel growth and productivity around the world. When the global coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020, business travel tumbled and organizations rapidly pulled […]

Wisconsin First Quarter 2021 Trade Highlights by WEDC

March 2021 trade data reflect a full year’s impact of the COVID-10 pandemic. Disruption of supply chains, reduced airfreight capacity, and impacts on workforce all effecting Wisconsin’s international trade but exports are showing signs of strength. Wisconsin businesses exported a total of $5,700,864,222 worth of products in the first quarter of 2021, 5.41% more than […]

Meet MITA’s longstanding Sponsor, LR International and Paul Jarzombek!

When you think of human trafficking and what freight forwarding companies can do to help young women in faraway places, you think of donating money for the cause, perhaps. Well, our MITA sponsor, LR International (LRI), decided to go further, by teaming up and combining forces with a U.S.-based charity organization named “Free the Girls”.   LR International, a freight forwarding […]

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