25 episodes

Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA.

Damon is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker and certified Customs Specialist, with more than 18 years' experience in the import/export, Customs, transportation and logistics sectors.

Each month, Trade Secrets hosts guests in the industry to provide their insights on timely trade issues, to give you an advantage in international trade.

Trade Secrets Podcast Damon Piatek

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Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA.

Damon is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker and certified Customs Specialist, with more than 18 years' experience in the import/export, Customs, transportation and logistics sectors.

Each month, Trade Secrets hosts guests in the industry to provide their insights on timely trade issues, to give you an advantage in international trade.

    Trade Secrets - Episode 28 Carlos Menendez, Country Manager, M3 Storage Mexico

    Trade Secrets - Episode 28 Carlos Menendez, Country Manager, M3 Storage Mexico

    Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is  Carlos Menendez, Country Manager, M3 Storage Mexico.  Join Damon and Carlos in a discussion on Mexican imports and exports and how they could effect your company.  
    M3 is a privately held full service design firm. As the name represents, they are a merger of 3 disciplines; Architecture, Engineering and Construction Management providing continuous design and construction services from project conception to final testing and integration. M3 offers a diverse field of services to a broad international client base.
    Time stamps for the podcast can be found below:
    1:03 Welcome with Carlos and Company Background
    4:30 Bringing Companies to Mexico
    5:30 Hurdles for Companies to Overcome
    7:18 Import and Export Regulations
    10:03 Mexican Exports and Suppliers
    12:12 Contact Information for Carlos
     
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    • 13 min
    Trade Secrets Customs Basics Series - Part 10- "PTI's"

    Trade Secrets Customs Basics Series - Part 10- "PTI's"

    Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA.
    Join Welke Customs Brokers USA President & CEO Damon Piatek for the 10th (and Final) session of our 10-part "Customs Basics" Series - "PTI's". Damon discusses the role of PTI's as well as Customs and Border Protection. Learn how engaging a customs broker in your operations creates competitive advantage in international trade.  We hope you enjoyed our 10 part series.
     
    Time Stamps for the Podcast Below:
    :48 Welcome and Introduction to PTI’s
    1:30 Customs and Border Protection
    2:50 Topics for PTI’s and Import Safety
    5:20 Revenue for Customs and Border Protection and Tariffs
    7:45 Compliance Programs and Why They Are Key
    9:30 Document Everything When It Comes to International Trade
    12:00 Recap and Contact Information
     
    Connect with Welke Customs Brokers USA:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WelkeCustomsUSALinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/welke-customs-brokers-usa-inc/mycompany/?viewAsMember=trueWebsite: http://www.yourcustomsbroker.com

    • 13 min
    Trade Secrets - Episode 27 Craig Turner Returns for a Discussion on Supply Chain Solutions

    Trade Secrets - Episode 27 Craig Turner Returns for a Discussion on Supply Chain Solutions

    Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is Craig Turner, Join Damon and Craig in a discussion on Supply Chain Solutions in this ever changing landscape.
    With more than 25 years’ experience in media, PR, economic development and government relations, Craig Turner, President of Momentum Public Affairs, LLC, has had the privilege of handling public education campaigns and advocating for some of the highest-profile issues affecting Western New York and Southern Ontario.  This episode discusses Supply Chain issues and new solutions.
     
    Time Stamps For Episode:
    1:10 Case Competition for World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara
    4:47 Case Competition: Who Won?
    6:07 Ports of LA Discussion and Supply Chain
    9:10 Global Supply Chain and Possible Solutions
    12:48 Capacity in Different Countries
    14:39 Contact Information for World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara
     
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    Trade Secrets - Episode 26 Robert Leo Returns for a Discussion on Russia's Sanctions and 301 Duties

    Trade Secrets - Episode 26 Robert Leo Returns for a Discussion on Russia's Sanctions and 301 Duties

    Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. This episode's guest is Robert Leo, Partner Meeks, Sheppard, Leo and Pillsbury who is returning to discuss Russian Sanctions and 301 Duties. Join Damon and Robert in a discussion on Customs Law and updates to what is going on in global trade.
    Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury is a specialized law firm representing clients on customs and related international trade issues.
    Time Stamps for this Podcast:
    :48 Welcome with Bob and Background on His Firm
    2:07 Sanctions with Russia Discussion and how it Effects Trade
    5:30 301 Duties Update and Important Information
    11:45 Is There Still Time for Companies to get in on This Court Case?
    14:00 List 3 and 4 Duties and the Process You Need to Follow
    16:25 Contact Information for Bob Leo
     
    Connect With Welke Customs Brokers USA:
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    Trade Secrets - Episode 25 Kristin Devereaux, President Envision Benefits Group

    Trade Secrets - Episode 25 Kristin Devereaux, President Envision Benefits Group

    Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. In this episode, Kristin Devereaux, President Envision Benefits Group, gives us an HR insight on how to handle business and employees in this ever-changing corporate world.
    Envision Benefits Group (EBG) is a contemporary insurance agency delivering employee benefits, payroll, and HR solutions to WNY businesses. We utilize a scalable, cloud-based platform that blends technology, learning & insurance solutions to mitigate risk and manage compliance.
    Here are the time stamps for this episode:
    :55 Welcome with Kristin and Background on Envision Benefits Group
    1: 45 Department of Labor Regulations
    3:04 What Can Employers do to Prepare for Something Like This?
    5:55 Classifying Employees Correctly
    6:50 Payroll Practices
    10:22 Contact Information and Last Minute Tips
     
    Connect with Welke Customs Brokers USA:
    LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/WelkeCustomsBrokersUSA

    • 12 min
    Trade Secrets - Episode 24 Mark Ridley CEO for GreenShoots FX

    Trade Secrets - Episode 24 Mark Ridley CEO for GreenShoots FX

    Welcome to the Trade Secrets Podcast, hosted by Damon Piatek, President & CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA. In this episode, Mark Ridley, CEO for GreenShoots FX, re-joins Damon for an updated discussion on international payments.
    Mark began his career at NatWest Bank in London, England in 1991.  Since then, he has held various transaction banking roles at a number of global financial institutions including Nordea, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank. Most recently, Mark worked for BNY Mellon as North America Regional Head, Treasury Services.
    Throughout his career, Mark has partnered with an array of clients, providing them with the global FX payment solutions that best met their needs.  
    Here are the time stamps for this episode:
    1:04 Welcome with Mark Ridley
    3:54 Updates from GreenShoots FX
    6:35 Success Stories
    10:43 What is Hedging and how it Could Help Your Business
    18:20 Contact Information
     
    Connect with Welke Customs Brokers USA:
    LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/WelkeCustomsBrokersUSA
     

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Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Bassam E ,

Very informative

Damon is very informative and has important information. He is incredibly knowledgeable and shares his knowledge of custom brokerage in this engaging podcast. Damon is a true professional and takes his job serious. He has made the customer first experience a day to day process at Welke.

Craig - Momentum ,

Love the Format

I'm a fan of the format that Trade Secrets uses... Interested guests, but that's not every episode. Several times a year, something happens in global trade and Damon hits record and gives us the straight truth about it. That's invaluable. Keep up the great work!

Goliath0006 ,

Informative

This podcast is both informative and up to date. This has helped me gain a better understanding of the importing process.

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