- 20+ years of experience.
- Disciplines include Import Management, Security, and Compliance.
- Career spans roles at TBC Corporation and as a full-time Customs House Broker, licensed from US Customs and Border Protection.
For more than two decades, Christine has made significant inroads in the areas of importer security, compliance, and consultation, serving as the integral link between product importers and prospective customers here in the United States. Throughout her career, she has helped offshore companies navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of conducting business stateside, helping them to understand the risks and mine the rewards of doing business in the American marketplace.
Christine began her career in 1995 as a product manager importing chemical fertilizers into the Chinese market. She subsequently moved to the United States in 1999, where she exported domestic fertilizers. Five years later, Christine turned to the tire business, serving as Import Manager for TBC Corporation’s offshore sourcing function. At TBC, she focused on the commercial side of the business, which included project management, product introduction and supply, pricing negotiation, vendor relations, and ongoing logistical process improvement in cooperation with internal and external functional teams.
As her 20-year tenure in the import/export business progressed, Christine noticed that many companies trying to break into or expand in the US marketplace did not understand the importation process well enough to circumvent the commensurate risks associated with it, leaving them exposed to significant non-compliance issues and liabilities. She sought to help these importers by securing a license from US Customs and Border Protection, becoming a full-time Customs House Broker in August 2014. Her experience in the tire business has proven to be an invaluable asset to importers in the tire and wheel industry.
In this regard, Christine has provided a variety of services, including:
- Automated Brokerage Interface (ABI) for electronic entry filing
- Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) for automated customs-related payments and refunds
- Classification service
- Compliance Consultation services
- Remote Location Filing for importations nationwide
- Post Entry Amendments
- ISF Filing
- Customs Bonds
- Cargo Insurance
As an expert in customs brokerage, Christine has helped countless importers to market products in the US. She is skilled at guiding first-time as well as seasoned importers toward understanding the risks and responsibilities inherent in introducing and marketing products stateside. Christine consults on the nuances of importing to ensure that clients are fully cognizant of the laws, regulations, and tariffs surrounding the successful import business.
- Import Management