Washington, D.C., October 19, 2015 – Megan M. Giblin has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) as director of customs and trade facilitation. The move enhances the organization’s role as a leader in providing business views on U.S. and international customs policy at a time that reducing barriers to movement of goods and services at the border is increasingly vital to the competitiveness of our members.
“Megan brings strong customs experience, with nearly a decade in the field, at a time when we face a number of crucial business priorities demanding attention,” said Rob Mulligan, USCIB’s senior vice president for policy and government affairs. “These include urgently needed U.S. Customs reauthorization legislation, as well as entry into force and implementation of the landmark WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, which the United States has ratified but which still must be ratified and implemented by many other countries.”
In her new position, Giblin will manage USCIB’s work on customs policy, providing staff direction and support to USCIB’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee, chaired by Jerry Cook, vice president of government and trade relations with Hanes Brands. Additionally, she will serve as an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) representative to the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized Systems Committee.
Giblin previously served as business operations manager in Hewlett-Packard Company’s global trade department, working on customs, trade policy and trade facilitation. Additionally, Giblin has served as a cleared advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, serving on and co-chairing the Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) on Customs and Trade Facilitation Matters. She holds an MBA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.
Click here for more information on USCIB’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee. Click here to read Committee Chair Jerry Cook’s recent column on customs policy priorities in American Shipper magazine.
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.
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