"This is a great opportunity and an honor to be able to serve the trade industry at the policy development level."
St. Albans, VT (PRWEB) April 07, 2015
Deringer’s long standing involvement in Customs policy formation is again benefitting the trade community with the appointment of Amy Magnus, Deringer Director of Customs Affairs and Compliance, to the 14th term of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to US Customs and Border Protection (COAC).
In her role on COAC, Ms. Magnus will represent the viewpoint of importers, exporters and their agents in an advisory capacity. With great depth of trade industry expertise, Ms. Magnus is no stranger to Washington. She currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the National Customs Brokers Association and Freight Forwarders Association and is former President of the Northern Border Customs Brokers Association. In this new role, Ms. Magnus will join 19 other advisory members who will be discussing issues of global supply chain security, CBP modernization and automation, Customs broker regulations, air cargo security and protection of intellectual property rights. The committee is tasked with advising the Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax, Trade and Tariff Policy in the Department of the Treasury.
Ms. Magnus notes, “This is a great opportunity and an honor to be able to serve the trade industry at the policy development level.”
Prior to joining the Deringer team, Ms. Magnus was Vice President for a nationally known logistics company that was subsequently purchased by UPS. Before becoming a licensed Customs broker, Ms. Magnus worked for CBP for 18 years. When she left her position with Customs, she was the Trade Compliance Manager at the Champlain, New York, port of entry. Ms. Magnus' responsibilities included supervision of all trade-related personnel and functions in Champlain. During her tenure with CBP, Ms. Magnus worked with various Customs divisions in Washington, DC to draft and implement new policies and procedures as they related to NAFTA, compliance measurement, the Customs Modernization Act, enforcement, and other trade sensitive issues. Prior to her position as Trade Manager, Ms. Magnus was the Fines, Penalties, and Forfeiture Officer for over five years, and in her early years with CBP, she served as an Inspector and an Import Specialist. Ms. Magnus is a graduate of the University of Vermont and attained an advanced degree there as well.
The largest, privately held Customs broker in the US, A.N. Deringer, Inc., is a leading provider of international supply chain solution services including international freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution, Customs brokerage, logistics consulting, cargo insurance, duty drawback, and meat inspection. Deringer combines over 30 US offices with a global agency network to facilitate the movement of cargo throughout the world.