APICS Cleveland PDM

January 16, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 Add to Calendar

Holiday Inn - Independence
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131

APICS Cleveland Chapter January 2019 PDM

PDM at Holiday Inn—Rockside

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019


By: Jonathan Todd

We will begin 2019 by reflecting on the “lay of the land” in import and export compliance and the prior that shaped that terrain. We will then build upon that foundation to consider the year ahead so that we are all better prepared to translate the news cycle into our day-to-day businesses. One thing is certain – we will all continue to stay alert throughout the new year.

The world was full of uncertainty in 2018 as importers and exporters faced a fast-paced and every changing regulatory environment. High-impact changes cut across industries including the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China, and the ongoing NAFTA negotiations resulting in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”). Certain sectors also faced increasing seizures for intellectual property rights related concerns and increasing audits including for AD/CV compliance.

The stakes are higher now more than ever. Every domestic company with foreign suppliers, customers, or operations is faced with the complexities of trade compliance. At best the compliance world is full of administrative considerations requiring close attention. At worst it is a world of supply chain interruption, unforeseen cost, civil fines, criminal penalties, and negative headlines. A little preparation will go a long way in 2019.

Speaker Bio:

Jonathan Todd advises clients on transportation, logistics, distribution, import compliance, export controls, and related supply chain management issues. He leads those transactional and regulatory matters for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, third party logistics providers, and transportation carriers of all modes. His work spans the wide range of challenges that arise when clients buy and sell regulated companies, purchase and offer regulated services, procure and produce goods, deliver those services or ship those goods around the world, and respond to regulatory enforcement actions.

Jon was Senior Corporate Counsel for a global transportation and logistics provider with operations in North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific before entering private practice. He was instrumental in day-to-day business operations of the company's Transport Topics Top-20 motor carriers. He was also an officer of the international logistics subsidiaries delivering freight forwarding, NVOCC, indirect air carrier, and customs brokerage operations. His credentials include an International Law Certificate, MBA in Supply Chain Management, U.S. Customs Broker License, and a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation from the American Production and Inventory Controls Society (APICS).

Government executives and industry leaders have recognized Jon with a series of appointments. The U.S. Transportation Secretary appointed him to serve as an industry representative on a federal advisory committee with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2016. The U.S. Commerce Secretary appointed him to assist industry as a member of a District Export Council in 2018. The Ohio Governor also appointed him to further economic interests by appointment to the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodores. The American Trucking Association appointed him as a voting member of the Supply Chain Security Policy Committee.

Jon is a proud member of Benesch’s distinguished Transportation & Logistics Practice Group, which received National Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth consecutive year. The Practice Group was named “Law Firm of the Year” in transportation law for the years 2014, 2016, and 2017.




$30.00 APICS Member

$35.00 APICS Non-Member Guest Ticket

$10.00 APICS Student Member

$15.00 Student Non-Member Guest

$25.00 APICS Board of Directors Member