Dr. Rossano V. Gerald
Academic Professor, Concordia University
Dr. Gerald is an Academic Professor and Founder of RVG International Consulting Firm, LLC. He has over twenty five years of business experience in, strategic management, marketing analysis, and supply chain management. Dr. Gerald worked with small and medium-sized businesses to help improve their business logistic processes through verification of operational and supply chain programs. Also, he had developed management and marketing strategies that were used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of his client business operations in this global economy.

He earned a Doctor of Business Administration in International Business and Advanced Professional Business Certification in Marketing from Argosy University/Sarasota; He also holds a Master of Science of Law (J.S.M.) degree and certificate in Compliance & Risk Management from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in International Tax and Finance Services. He has also recently completed his MBA in Project Management from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Gerald is also a member of the Free Trade Alliance, San Antonio Transportation Association, Inc., San Antonio SCORE, TX, Supply Chain Council and Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, and CATO Institute of Research & Analysis and Academy of Business Research. He is a Certified Supply Chain Manager, and Inventory Planner and Property Forecaster, Certified Consultant for Business Value Analysis and Methodology, Certified Export Leaders of the Free Trade Alliance and Casa of San Antonio, TX; Certified Master Management Consultant and Master Project Manager; and Certified Marketing Analyst and Registered Business Analyst by the International Management Consultant Certification Board (IMCB).

Certified CCA ™ Chartered Compliance Analyst AAFM ® American Academy of Financial Management/ Certified International Project Manager (CIPM) of the AAPM ® American Academy of Project Management. A member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; and an Advisor for the Mu Kappa Tau Marketing of the Honor Society. He has published scholarly papers for the Journal of International Business and Economics and the Strategic Management Quarterly.
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U.S. Customs Duty Drawback & Refunds: Understanding the Recent Changes
On February 24th,2018 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has transitioned the filing and processing of drawback claims to the Automated Commercial Environment, taking what has been a largely paper process and making it completely electronic. On the same day, significant amendments to the drawback law ushered in by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) has become effective, among other things allowing for more relaxed drawback substitution and a changed statutory timeframe. The new duty drawback law presents the perfect opportunity for your organization to earn more ROI on your 2018 supply chain.
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Prior Disclosure of Import Violations to US Customs and Border Protection: Steps to Reduce Risks and Avoid Penalties
This webinar will analyze U.S Customs Prior Disclosure. It will objectively evaluate customs errors and mistakes and define the pros and cons of disclosing to customs. Prior disclosures are the means by which importers may report violations of customs laws and in almost all cases avoid the imposition of monetary penalties, with the exception of the interest on the duties and fees which should have been paid at the time of interest. Further the speaker will demonstrate the consequences of disclosure or non-disclosure and remedial measures.
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Managing Export Compliance and Export Controls Risk
In this webinar, we will explore the challenges and risks companies are facing as they move goods across borders and how to ensure compliance while maintaining a competitive advantage. This training will provide you with an understanding of the current US export controls, including specific compliance challenges, and arm you with practical strategies for identifying and preventing export violations. The training will also address the various export regimes (such as the EAR or the ITAR) administered by various US government departments (such as Commerce or State), in which U.S. Government's Exporting Cases have shown exporters who have allegedly violated the Customs laws.
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Mastering the Export Administration Regulations & 2018 Export Control Reform Changes
Companies may find themselves subject to fines and penalties for violations of export regulations. The process of export compliance reform is ongoing. Make sure that your company is up to speed on the export regulations and how they impact your business operations. Designed for both novices and experienced exporters needing a refresher on EAR requirements, this webinar details the essential tools for mastering the EAR. Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA), seeks to modernize the U.S. dual use export control regime while addressing perceived threats to U.S. interests from non-U.S. competitors.
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Cuba Sanctions: All You Need to Know
This training will address Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) respectively amended; the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to further ease the US embargo against Cuba and authorize certain business activities with Cuba in targeted sectors. It focuses on explaining the CACR and Cuba-specific provisions of the EAR with the first OFAC and BIS action taking place in January 2015, as per a Treasury Department fact sheet, the Obama Administration is "further delivering on the new direction toward US relations with Cuba that President Obama laid out last December."
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Export Update: Compliance Challenges and Best Practices
This Export Update Training will provide you with an understanding of the current US export controls, including specific compliance challenges, and arm you with practical strategies for identifying and preventing export violations. The training will also address the various export regimes (such as the EAR or the ITAR) administered by various US government departments (such as Commerce or State), in which U.S. Government's Exporting Cases have shown exporters who have allegedly violated the Customs laws.
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Customs Recordkeeping Requirements: What You Need to Know
This trade compliance recordkeeping webinar will cover the requirements for management and retention of critical trade records and data as mandated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This will cover all the basic requirements in the Customs Regulations for importer and exporter recordkeeping. This topic includes (1) what records must be maintained, (2) the form in which it is maintained, (3) where they are kept and (4) record retention period. The webinar will also cover conversion to electronic recordkeeping, recordkeeping exemptions and penalties for failure to produce records.
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Export Party Responsibilities - USPPI, FPPI, Forwarder, Carrier, Routed Transactions
This training program will discuss why an effective export control program (ECP) consists of many processes that connect, intersect and overlap. It is vital that employees responsible for export compliance know the requirements of Title 15, CFR, Part 30 and the responsibilities of U.S. parties at the time of export.
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U.S. Import of FDA Regulated Products: Understanding the Entry Process
This trade webinar will explain the complex US entry process so companies that import FDA regulated products will benefit from a better understanding of how the process works. It will discuss factors and actions that can lead to an import shipment being delayed or not allowed entry into the USA.
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Import FDA in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System
The webinar focuses on the role of the import managers when shipping goods under the FDA and Customs Regulations. It also addresses what regulations can be used to help the importer in understanding Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) as the Sole CBP-Authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System for Processing Certain Electronic Entry and Entry Summary Filings Accompanied by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Data.
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Cuba Sanctions: All You Need To Know
In this training program, attendees will learn from an established customs and international trade law expert about recent developments regarding U.S. laws and regulations addressing the expansion of trade, commerce and business opportunities in Cuba.
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Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Items: Import Compliance Documentation
This training addresses the complex regulations that impact MROs and how companies should handle importation and exportation of the components within the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) standards when it comes to the assembled end-items for a marketplace.
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Mexico Maquiladora/IMMEX and their Free Trade Agreements
This training program will cover Maquiladora formation and regulations, IMMEX registration requirements, NAFTA Certificate of Origin, combining IMMEX and NAFTA, and more.
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Importing Marketing Channel Audits
This webinar will address the import record-keeping and audit compliance procedures that will emphasize the importer obligation to maintain and assess internal and external records that are related to their international trade transactions. Learn about the marketing audit process compliance handbook, that list appropriate documentation and procedures in keeping with the U.S. regulations for filing and recording import documentations record-keeping that can be used in the international logistic arena.
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Exporting Marketing Channel Audits
This webinar will address the export market audit report compliance procedures that will emphasize what appropriate documentation are often used in the country market system and its product competitiveness research methods for conducting trade transactions.
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U.S. Import of FDA Regulated Products: Understanding the Entry Process
This webinar will explain the complex US entry process benefiting companies that import FDA regulated products from a better understanding of how the process works. It will also discuss factors and actions that can lead to an import shipment being delayed or not allowed entry into the USA.
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Export to Mexico: Documentation and Procedures
This webinar will explain what are the documentation and procedures to be followed by exporters and importers while trading in Mexico. The course will further discuss trading procedures that exporters must comply with in order to meet the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The NAFTA measures will spell out the financial, transportation and documentation requirements for exporting to Mexico.
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