WTDC Newsletter – May 17, 2022
Even with inflation and a rise in gas prices, demand for shipments to the US is still at an all time high with no signs of slowing. Ports around the country are consistently reporting record months and despite shutdowns in Shanghai, cargo has found its way to neighboring ports like Ningbo-Zhoushan to sustain the wave of exports from China.
Supply chain professionals have new metrics to consider for their clients like the availability of bookings – or lack thereof – and how soon can a product make it on the shelf with consideration to its shipping and port of entry efficiency. We’ve experienced a new segment of customers interested in our South Florida FTZ thanks to the efforts of PortMiami and the State of Florida to promote our ports and eliminate congestion. We’re happy to continue the conversation if you have any questions for us.
Sean Gazitua, President & CEO
Green is good
A ‘Sustainable futures’ panel at TFWA Asia Pacific Live last week examined what sustainability means for shoppers in Asia and how environmental and social concerns affect purchasing. The panel consisted of duty free and travel retail executives including Jaya Singh, Managing Director, Mondelez World Travel Retail (MWTR).
“Green is good. The constructive pressure comes from the financial equation, and the financial equation linked to social responsibility and sustainability is a healthy linkage. It means we are more accountable to the different stakeholders in the world we live.” – Jaya Singh
Hosted by TRBusiness and TFWA, the panel drew upon data collected by m1nd-set, a research agency that specializes in travel retail, airline, and airport research. Among the key stats introduced at the panel:’66% of those surveyed on an acceptable price increase for sustainable products would be willing to pay up to 15% extra’ -m1nd-set.
Continue reading from TRBusiness at the link below.
TRBusiness: ‘Green is good’ journey rewards collaborative actors
International Trade Week
International Trade Week is this week, May 16th-20th, 2022. CBP and U.S. federal agencies will present on the phasing out of IBECs, as well as Forced Labor, CTPAT updates, Import Requirements for Agricultural Commodities, and the United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement (USMCA).
The in-person program is on May 18th from 9:00am- 2:00pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center. Click below for more details from host World Trade Center Miami.
WTDC Chairman and Deacon Ralph L. Gazitua will deliver the invocation this weekend at the South Florida PBA Law Enforcement Awards Gala.
Created as a fun way to recognize the men and women of law enforcement, this elegant affair celebrates current officers, remembers those who have fallen and stands in solidarity with the surviving family members they left behind. Taking place each May, this special evening is a formal event that includes a sit-down dinner, an awards ceremony, live music and dancing. It is attended by approximately 1,000 guests, from law enforcement officers and their families, state officials and local government leaders, to members of the judiciary and residents of the South Florida community.
This year, Senator Marco Rubio and Florida Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez are scheduled to attend.
Rescheduled – FIU Fishing Tournament
Tournament Chair and WTDC President and CEO Sean Gazitua invites you to attend the 18th Annual FIU Fishing Tournament and Block Party rescheduled for Sunday, June 5, 2022.
The tournament was scheduled for April 23rd but postponed due to weather.