Trade Compliance Special Interest Group

Explore the foundational elements of building and maintaining solid trade compliance programs, departments and processes for long term success.

The Trade Compliance Special Interest Group (SIG) offers a forum for individuals involved in import/export activities and trade compliance within UWEBC member companies to interact, share opinions and expertise, and leverage each other’s experiences.

Attendees of the SIG:

  • Engage with a trusted peer-to-peer network of trade compliance leaders, customs brokers, import/export professionals and those who support trade activities, such as legal and compliance departments.
  • Identify opportunities to further enhance their current trade compliance processes and structures.
  • Validate their organization’s compliance strategies and practices through knowledge exchange with other participants and subject-matter experts.

Participation in the Trace Compliance SIG is reserved for vice presidents, customs brokers, directors, managers and practitioners of UWEBC member companies with direct responsibility to trade compliance initiatives, including those that outsource this function. If you would like to learn more about the Trade Compliance SIG, please review the SIG’s charter document and/or contact UWEBC Supply Chain Management Practice Director Wayne Thompson at or 608-890-1298.

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Next Meeting

Trade Compliance Special Interest Group Web Meeting 

Export Control and Compliance: Risks and Responses in Today’s Environment 
January 28, 2021 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Join us for a one-hour discussion on how trade professionals are handling export control risks in this uncertain market. 

The health and safety of our members is the UWEBC’s top priority. UW–Madison is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in collaboration with local, state and federal agencies. Based on campus' guidance, this meeting will be held via web only to allow our members a convenient and safe way to attend.

It's a new year and there may be light at the end of the tunnel with a COVID vaccine(s). We also have a change in US administration, but at time of creating this meeting, it is still unclear what, if any, changes the new administration will institute and how that may affect US exports. Please join this one hour special session with Jay Nash of SUNY, Albany and Nash Global Trade to discuss an up-to-date view on export control/compliance implications of COVID-19 among other risks trade compliance professionals are dealing with currently.

The format will be a presentation by Jay, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Wayne Thompson. Audience members will be able to interact with Jay and Wayne in real time via Zoom, so get ready to bring your export control related questions!

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