Website re-designed. Trade blog launched. Office space expanded. New full-time employee.
Return of our first intern. TradeMoves is growing again.
TradeMoves' website was re-designed in early 2012: www.trademoves.net. The site has a new format and look -- all with the same, high-quality trade advice and support that clients rely on and depend.
TradeMoves' TradeTips, located on a vertical side-tab of our website, are helpful Q&As for SME exporters related to FTAs, exporting opportunities, trade tools, and sourcing strategies among others.
TradeMoves' TradeBlog was launched this spring: trademoves.net/cgi-bin/ebb/blog2/index.php. The blog provides timely information and perspective from TradeMoves' associates on current trade issues which may affect movement of products across international borders.
TradeMoves expanded into additional office space in May. While we remain in the DC-Baltimore corridor, our new offices are now closer to DC and located in downtown Silver Spring.
Earlier this year, TradeMoves announced that a new full-time associate, Elena Aceves Fowlkes, had joined our firm as an International Trade Analyst. Check out her bio and blogs on the site. Elena can be reached at EFowlkes@TradeMoves.net or at 443-668-8683.
Finally, TradeMoves is pleased to announce that our favorite intern has returned as a full-time associate. Lori Hammer returned to TradeMoves in August after completing her graduate studies and a language fellowship overseas.
Prior to joining TradeMoves, she worked for the Department of Homeland Security and the US House of Representatives, researching trade and security issues. Lori has worked abroad in Shanghai, China and Johannesburg, South Africa, and recently returned from Beijing, China where she studied Mandarin Chinese for two months on a Critical Language Scholarship. In May 2012, Lori received her Master’s degree in international relations and international economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where she studied international trade and strategic studies. She earned her Bachelor’s from Harvard University.
"We are delighted that Lori has returned to TradeMoves," said Shawn Marie Jarosz, President of TradeMoves. "She was our first intern and has set the bar for all future interns in terms of her intelligence, work ethic, research skills, attention to detail and client service."
Her portfolio of work for TradeMoves includes helping to identify opportunities to reduce tariff-costs on the movement of materials and finished goods across international borders, and researching import requirements to support export of US processed foods to foreign markets. "Lori's educational pursuits in international trade, international economics and government give her a solid foundation for researching tariffs, taxes, quotas, import documentation requirements, product standards and labeling requirements that are necessary for companies to sell their products in overseas markets," remarked Shawn. You can reach Lori at LHammer@TradeMoves.net.
With all these changes, what does that mean for US exporters and TradeMoves' clients? Lots of good things! In its seventh year, the company continues to serve clients to advance their international trade, customs, export and sourcing priorities. Let us know if we can help your company prepare for exporting and selling to customers in important foreign markets.
Shawn Marie Jarosz / SJarosz@trademoves.net / 240.242.810