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As the former Import/Export Compliance Manager for a manufacturing company, Ann Thomas was responsible for the planning and implementation of all aspects of their trade compliance program at U.S. and foreign locations, including policies, procedures, training and auditing. Drawing on her wide-ranging knowledge of the U.S. Customs Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations and the Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions programs, Circinus offers expertise in:

  • Classification
  • Valuation
  • Country of origin and marking
  • Special classification provisions
  • Trade preference programs
  • General entry procedures
  • Antidumping and countervailing duties
  • Recordkeeping
  • Transaction screening
  • Restrictive trade practices or boycotts
  • Export authorization determination
  • License applications
  • Embargoed and sanctioned countries
  • Export clearance
  • Deemed exports and re-exports

Ann is a licensed customs broker, a past president of the Minnesota World Trade Association, an active volunteer and member of the Midwest Global Trade Association, and a charter member of the Twin Cities Import/Export Council. An undergraduate of the University of Minnesota who holds a Master of International Management degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ann has dedicated her career to building and applying her vast knowledge of trade compliance regulations.