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STTAS Partners with AIAG to Provide Customs and Trade Training to Auto Industry

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services and the Automotive Industry Action Group have teamed up to bring comprehensive customs and import/export training to AIAG members and other global industry participants. Sandler & Travis is the largest customs and international trade services provider in the world, while AIAG is a not-for-profit organization that works with automotive and manufacturing companies, suppliers and service providers to help them operate at peak performance.

Training will be available as webinars or one-day classes, depending on the topic. The classes can be conducted on-site at a company's facility, or participants may come to the AIAG headquarters in Southfield, Mich. In addition, the courses offer credits for those pursuing a certified customs specialist designation through the National Customers Brokers & Forwarders Association of America.

“As a key provider of global trade compliance services to automotive industry professionals for 25 years, we understand the importance of reducing the risks of international trade while enjoying the benefits of shorter cycle times, lower duties and taxes, and lower corporate costs,” said STTAS President Anu Gavini. “Our training programs will assist AIAG members in meeting these goals while operating in an atmosphere of informed compliance.”

“Through the new partnership with Sandler & Travis, AIAG’s supply chain training is more comprehensive, covering everything from customs through logistics,” added Joel Karczewski, AIAG's vice president of commercial services. “This is going to be a huge benefit to AIAG members and the industry as a whole.”

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