WTDC publishes a bi-weekly newsletter with relevant company and logistics industry information. Please click here to subcribe
40th Anniversary/ LiveLikeBella 5k Run/Walk/ Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society/ Miami Dade College/ DFNI Feature's Sean Gazitua/ A Year in Review/ GMCC Event/ Live/ Miami International Boat Show/ Boats/ Doral/ Business Forum/ Santiago de Cuba/ Cruise lines/ Intern/ Savino del Bene-Miami/ Agriculture/ Replenish/ Cruise Industry/ Cienfuegos/ Oceania Cruises/ https://icont.ac/3AOXb/ IBHS/ mdpd/ afa/ FTZ Annual Report/ ftz temperature control/ FIHAV/ PortMiami Tunnel/ Heavy Lift/ Cannes Duty Free Show/ TFWA/ Ralph L. Gazitua/ Cuba Sanctions/ CSCMP/ Archbishop Wenski Cuba/ Miami Archdiocese Cuba/ Pope Francis Cuba/ Pope Francis/ Cuba Consulting/ Business with Cuba/ cuba/ Freight Forwarder/ Transportation/ Bonded Manipulation/ Chile PYMES/ Imports from Chile/ Exports to Chile/ Chile-US Chamber/ Megaship/ IAADFS/ Chile/ Advances in Technology/ Spirits and Travel Retail/ Logistics Services/ Travel Retail Inventory/ Panama Canal Channel/ Jose Abreu/ Bill Johnson/ Miami Airport Convention Center/ State-of-the-Ports/ MIT professor Dr. Yossi Sheffi/ Internship/ Dasha Ruzaykina/ Barry University/ Victoria Beckham Range Rover/ Cadillac Championship in Doral/ Bloomberg impact from Brazil/ Freight Auditor/ Phillippe Dennery/ HMF/ Harbor Maintenance Fee/ Port of Miami/ CEO Ralph Gazitua/ President Obama/ Bonded Spirits/ Bonded Warehouse/ trade mission to Santiago Chile/ Ginger Diez/ Warehouse Operations/ Steve Weeks/ Sean P. Gazitua/ FIU President's Council/ Florida Governor Rick Scott/ Travel Retail Buyers/ IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas/ One Community One Goal/ Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders/ Gary Goldfarb/ Hall of Fame/ FCBF/ WTDC President & CEO/ Governor Rick Scott/ Warehousing space/ Office Available for Lease/ Hurricane Preparedness/ Logistics Service Provider/ Lean Six Sigma practices/ ISO Standard/ FTZ/ 5S/ AWI/ Mark Richards/ SeaCargo Americas/ WTC/ OTR Tires/ Container Sized Generators/ Out of Gauge Crates/ Heavy Lift Transloads/ small package software/ Tortuga Rum Cake/ fiu/ fiu mba/ foreign trade zone miami/ miami ftz/ ftz florida/ florida foreign trade zones/ ftz 281/ foreign trade zone 281/ miami today/ wtdc/ 40 Years/ DFNI Feature/ Recap of GMCC Event/ MDC Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society Scholarship/ Graduation of Colombian National Police trained by MDPD SWAT/ Dr. Richard Haass/ FEC/ Health & Wellness/ hurricane irma/ Duty Free/ Travel Retail/ Spritis/ Spirits Inventory Management
WTDC Newsletter - December 3rd, 2018
Holiday Hours of Operation:
Christmas: Dec. 25 Closed
New Year's: Jan. 1 Closed
U.S. and China Agree on 90-Day Tariff Truce
U.S. President Donald Trump, and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to
hold off on implementing additional tariffs that were slated to begin
January 1, 2019, during a dinner at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires this
The U.S. and China will use the next 90-days to negotiate disagreements on
issues such as agriculture and intellectual property. A White House
statement mentions that if an agreement is not made within the next
90-days, the 10 percent tariff will be raised to 25 percent.
CNBC: U.S., China won't impose additional tariffs after January 1
U.S., Mexico, & Canada Sign Revised Trade Agreement
On Friday, November 30th, the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.
singed a revised trade deal in Buenos Aires on the first day of the G-20
summit. The aim of this revised agreement is to improve "continental
commerce and making it easier for companies to move goods and supplies
across borders". However, the legislative bodies of these countries still
have to ratify the deal. Additionally, President Trump expressed his plans
to officially withdraw from NAFTA following the G-20 summit. For more
information click the links to the articles below.
USA Today: U.S., Mexico, Canada sign revised trade agreement
NY Times: Trump Says He Plans to Withdraw from Nafta
Chairman Ralph L. Gazitua Speaks on Corporate Health and Wellness Panel
On Thursday, November 29th, The Business Forum Group held its 'Doral Health
and Wellness All Star Showcase' and our Chairman Ralph L. Gazitua spoke on
a panel about WTDC’s Health and Wellness program. Mr. Gazitua explained how
these programs are essential for leading a balanced life while working in a
corporate work environment.
Left to Right, below: Peter De La Torre, President of The Business Forum
Group at Doral, Bernie Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health
Medical Group, Ralph L. Gazitua, Chairman of WTDC, and Bill Scott,
Executive Vice President of South Florida PBS.
New Intern Joins WTDC Team
Welcome to our new Spring Intern, Paolo Ariano, Florida International
University, 2019. He will be joining our Sales and Marketing department.
Mr. Ariano majors in Economics with a minor in Statistics. After graduating
he plans to attend Graduate school to pursue a MS in Finance and
International Real Estate at FIU. We are excited to have him as part of the
WTDC team! Next newsletter we will introduce Mr. Anthony Sleiman, another
FIU student, who will join us in Spring 2018.
The end of the fall semester results in 3 Student Interns leaving our
ranks. We would like to send our heartfelt thanks and best wishes to our
Interns: Ms. Gabriella Tejeda, University of Miami, Mr. Matias Pinochet,
FIU, and Mr. Jake Lipman, Ohio University. Mr. Lipman graduates next week
from Ohio! We look forward to hearing great things from all of them in the
Marcello Cardillo, our Customer Service Representative, will be studying
next year in Holland. Great adventures in academics and life await them all
and we are happy to be a part of their professional journey!
WTDC's Daniel Fajardo a guest speaker at FIU Language Day
WTDC Accounting specialist Daniel Fajardo was invited to speak at FIU
Language Day. He spoke about his experience learning different languages
like Portuguese and English at FIU. He discussed the necessity of being
multilingual in the logistics industry and how it has helped him succeed
WTDC Holiday Potluck
To kick off the holiday season, WTDC held a Thanksgiving potluck. Our
diverse staff brought together an assortment of culturally inspired dishes,
as well as traditional American Thanksgiving staples. In addition to our
lovely feast, we surprised WTDC Transportation Manager Castell Chavez with
a baby shower to celebrate her pregnancy.
Pajama Drive for His House
Please join WTDC as we support the children of His House Children’s Home
with our 4th annual Pajama Drive. We will be accepting donations of new
pajamas for children from the ages of newborn to 18. The drive will last
until December 14th, 2018. We hope to surpass last year’s donations and
provide even more pajamas for the children who need them most this holiday