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Homeland Security and the New Export-Import Regulations

Category: Luncheons
Date(s) and Time(s): Friday, Nov 05, 2004, 12:30 PM - Friday, Nov 05, 2004, 02:30 PM
Venue: UC MBEST Center
Address: 3180 Imjin Road
City / State / Country: Marina / CA / US
Organizer / Promoter: MBITA
URL: http://www.ucmbest.org/About/Location/Location.htm
Description: The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) (www.mbita.org), the Monterey Export Assistance Center (EAC) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (www.usatrade.gov) and the Marina Technology Cluster (www.marinatechnologycluster.org) are pleased to invite you to a special MBITA luncheon meeting on Friday, November 5th in Marina, CA.


Lieutenant (LT) Bradley Clare, Chief of the Port State Control Division at the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office San Francisco Bay will address current issues in maritime security and the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. His area of expertise is on enforcing International Conventions on Foreign Vessels hailing in the United States, including the ISPS Code. Lieutenant Clare was the MSO San Francisco Bay Implementation Officer for the ISPS Code and oversaw all issues leading up and after the July 1st implementation date for these regulations. He remains actively involved in enforcing both security
and safety regulations on all Foreign Vessels hailing Northern California Ports.

Donald Masters, Ph.D., Homeland Security Industries Association of California (HSIA) (www.hlsia.org) will speak about port security and the role of technology. Since 9/11, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has instituted security measures which will impact on the international trading community. These measures create a new regulatory environment which implies substantial compliance costs for the private sector. Mr. Masters will outline the new shipping regulations and discuss the role of technology in reducing compliance costs while meeting the new security requirements.

Bill Goldsborough, Ph.D., Logistics Alliance Strategies (LAS) will speak about integrated data management as a key to global trade success. Going forward, success in international markets will depend on integrated data management up and down the supply chain. Managing cost, satisfying customer demands, and complying with increasing government security and trade rules will require investment into improved business processes and data systems. Although large firms will lead the way in establishing supply chain priorities, for success in the emerging trade intense global environment, SMEs must get ready to enter the game now.

Date: Fri, November 5th, 2004
Place: The Marina Technology Cluster/UC MBEST Center, 3180 Imjin Rd.- Marina, CA 93933
Time: Noon lunch to 1:30pm, 11:30am registration

Reservations required
Price: Online: $25 members and $30 non-members at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=76022
Pay at door: $30 members and $35 non-members
RSVP the MBITA office at 831-469-0148

For driving directions go to: www.ucmbest.org/About/Location/Location.htm

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