The Importance of Independent Validation and Verification in International Trade Compliance

The second in a series of Transportation Insight webcasts that focus on import and export requirements in the changing world of Global trade compliance, Vice President of Client Solutions Rick Brumett and Head of Global Trade Compliance Rennie Alston share some insights into what they are seeing in international trade compliance, particularly as it relates to some of the punitive damages some companies are enduring and how they might avoid those penalties.


Rick Brumett’s 37-year career spent immersed in retail supply chains, multi-modal transportation solutions and efficient warehouse network design uniquely positions him to understand the shipping challenges of retailers, manufacturers and distributors – from port to customer door. His International Trade Compliance Certification in import/export enables him to engage with customers as a licensed freight forwarder capable of identifying new areas of risk during uncertain times of increased enforcement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Rick is a 2017 Supply and Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know.



Rennie Alston has more than 30 years of interactive work experience with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on international trade and regulatory issues. He’s instructed college-accredited courses in U.S. Customs Regulations and Documentation, Customs Brokerage License Preparation, Import Export Compliance and Customs Entry Preparation, and Global Security Compliance for 20 years. A recognized expert in Customs Regulatory issues and Compliance Management, Rennie works exclusively with Transportation Insight to help client partners establish compliant processes that ease entry at global ports of trade.