TRADE SCHOOL LIBRARY

U.S. Infrastructure Investment & Trade

(April 9, 2021) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant
 

The White House and Congress consider a massive, multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure bill to improve ports, roads, and other essential transportation-related projects. In this session, we will discuss in a non-political way the state of U.S. infrastructure, the many projects underway to improve it, and how the government plans and has a plan to address it.(Presentation PDF Download)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


Where's My Ship? A Discussion on Port Congestion

(March 26, 2021) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant
 

Port congestion continues to slow global US Commerce and with it, both consumption and the ultimate economic recovery from the pandemic. In this session of Trade School, we will explore how this happens, what it will take to break the cycle, and how we might change the infrastructures to limit the chances it happens again. (Presentation PDF Download)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


Understanding the World Trade Organization

(March 12, 2021) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant
 

What is the World Trade Organization (WTO)? Or should we say, who is the WTO? Trade expert, Pete Mento, discusses the history, mission, and reach of the WTO. Pete will also focus on what powers and real mechanisms to enforce they possess and how they fit into keeping global trade moving.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


Bitcoin and Blockchain - An Alternative Opinion

(February 26, 2021) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant
 

As Bitcoin skyrockets, we look into the history of currency and how this new concept fits into the new universe of payment. And, since you can't talk about one without the other - we discuss a past media darling: Blockchain, what is it, what's become of it and what will become of it?

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


Biden Trade Policy and How It May be Effected by Energy and Environmental Policies

(February 12, 2021) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant
 

As we learn more about the new administration's intentions regarding trade, we are beginning to see an alignment with issues involving energy policy and environmental concerns. What can this mean for the short and long term? How might this shift impact tariffs and enforcement? How will the rest of the world react?

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


Bribery, Corruption, Organized Crime and The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

(January 29, 2021) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant
 

Every day, all over the world, in countries you would never imagine, bribes, favors, and extortion influence business decisions. Western nations and China's response to combat these issues has been swift and severe, but many companies still fall behind in their adoption of these standards and programs to live up to them. In this episode of Trade School, Pete Mento focuses on how corruption influences business in the modern economy and how a good compliance program can help you to manage the risk. (Presentation Download)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


Brexit...Now What?

(January 15, 2021) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant
 

We finally have an outcome for BREXIT - so what does this mean for the US and the rest of the world of global trade? Join trade expert, Pete Mento, to get his advice on moving forward.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


The Annual “Crystal Ball” Episode

(December 18, 2020) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant
 

Pete makes his usual predictions and give his prognostications on where he sees the logistics industry, the global economy, and trade going - and why. This episode is the big one! Over the years, in this session, he's predicted the pandemic shutting down the economy, the economic collapse of 2007-2008, Amazon becoming a forwarder/broker, and even predicted the Trump victory via electoral college but not the popular vote. (PDF Download)



DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


The Electric/Autonomous Vehicle Question

(December 4, 2020) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant

More western economies are embracing the promise of electric cars and the promised future that autonomous cars and trucks may provide. But what does that promise really mean for logistics and security? This session explores how this new technology being adopted will impact many part did the global economy. From logistics to trade, security and safety - what will this platform likely mean? (PDF Download)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


The Implications of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

(November 20, 2020) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is made up of 10 Southeast Asian countries, as well as South Korea, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. You may notice a particularly large market who ISN'T on this list. What will RCEP mean for the NAFTA region, the global economy and the Chinese Economy? (PDF Download)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


US Election Results and the Economic Fallout

(November 6, 2020) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant

The US election is happening November 3rd - and with it - more questions than answers. On Trade School this week, we will have hot take reactions to what’s happening. Special attention will be paid to the recent closures of the economies of Germany, France and the UK. We will also speculate on some of the likely US supply chain reactions the outcome. (PDF Download)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


New Chinese Export Controls Programs: Rare Earth Materials and the Trade War

(October 23, 2020) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant

China has just released a draft export controls program, that will have deep and broad impacts on US (and global) trade. As an importer of any kind, these restrictions could effect your ability to manufacture goods and support your clients.  You need to understand this breaking news. We will get in to the reasons why China took this step, and what you will need to do about it. (PDF Download)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


Export Enforcement Prep & Understanding Export Penalties

(October 09, 2020) 


Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant

As the link between the Trade War with China and Export Enforcement continues to merge, it has become more and more important that trade professionals understand the incredible impact these rules have on your business. Let's face it, export controls are downright scary - let's take some of that fear away and replace it with knowledge and direction with this session. (PDF Download)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.


Trade Policy and US Politics 2020

(September 25, 2020) 

Presented by Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant

A great deal of attention is being paid to the US Presidential election this year, and with good reason. However, there are many other issues regarding politics and DC that we ought to be conscious of as November November 3rd approaches. In this session we will take a non partisan look at how various outcomes could effect the broader landscape of trade, logistics, global security and the macro economy. (PDF Download)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Transported Asset Protection Association or of its members.