Toronto, Ontario, July 12, 2018 – Livingston International, a leading trade services provider of customs brokerage, freight forwarding, global trade management and consulting services proudly announced today that Candace Sider, the company’s Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, North America has been appointed as Chair of the International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA) for the 2018-2020 term.
Representing the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB) on the IFCBA Board, Ms. Sider will play the lead role in developing the organization’s overall strategy during her term. She will also provide guidance on critical international customs policies and practices during a time of unprecedented change in national trade policies and technological advancement in the processes of customs agencies.
“It’s an honour and privilege to be appointed to this position,” said Ms. Sider. “The IFCBA has played a critical role in bringing together stakeholders in global trade and customs to provide improvements in the speed and security by which goods move across international borders. I look forward to working with the leadership team and fellow board members to further that agenda.”
Ms. Sider joined Livingston in 2006 and has since had a profound influence in the customs industry through her advocacy and promotion of trade. She manages political engagement with federal and provincial officials, regulatory agencies and key policymakers. She also helps to shape the policies and procedures governing trade, and helps Livingston develop business solutions that will meet the future needs of its clients.
Ms. Sider previously served as a managing director and treasurer on the IFCBA board and currently sits on Canada’s Border Customs Consultative Committee (BCCC). She is the past chair and a current board member of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers and Executive Director on the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance (CanAm BTA).
“Candace has had a significant influence on the IFBCA and we are delighted to have her serve as our organization’s chair,” said IFCBA Secretary Carol West. “I look forward to building on the foundation we’ve established as we enter into a new era of rapid change in the world of trade.”
In addition to Ms. Sider, the IFCBA leadership team is comprised of the following Managing Directors for 2018-2020:
Pedro Bequengue (Angola)
Ge Jizhong (China)
Ruben Perez (Argentina)
Geoff Powell (United States)
Vito Totorizzo (Italy)
George Zografos (Greece)
Carol West was reappointed Secretary of the IFCBA and Shantanu Bhadkamkar (India) serves as the IFCBA Past Chair.
About Livingston International
Livingston International focuses on customs brokerage and trade compliance, offering international trade consulting, global trade management and freight forwarding. It provides clarity in a world of trade complexity, so businesses can grow further, faster and smarter. Livingston employs almost 3,500 staff at more than 100 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North America, Europe and Asia. Visit us at www.livingstonintl.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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