Jo-Anne Daniels, President of Trade Resources & Associates

Jo-Anne Daniels has been a Licensed Customs Broker for more than 20 years and has worked for multinational corporations such as Solectron, Applied Materials and Siemens. She has conducted internal control audits and training for her past companies as well as providing Customs, Export and Logistics consulting and support for her customers.

Her previous work history includes a number of freight forwarders, customs brokers, and express carrier where she managed the import and export groups. She has been a featured guest speaker for trade associations, logistics organizations and guest lecturer at Golden Gate University. She is also a published writer and a Board of Director for the Professional Association of Exporters and Importers.

TRA collaborates with associates that are specialists in accounting, logistics, regulator, cargo and import-export compliance.

Trade Resources & Associates is a consulting firm specializing in Customs and International Trade. Our company was founded by associates who have experience in Industry and Customs and it is located near many of our clients not far from the Silicon Valley.

Trade Resources & Associates will facilitate your company’s development of trade programs and compliance. Many companies are now interested in compliance programs such as Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, Importer Self-Assessment and Export Management System. They are interested in implementing programs that insure their company’s compliance with import and export laws because it is in the best interest of the company.

Senior Management of every company must know the potential damage to their business if their company does not have an effective compliance program. Governing boards must understand that the company must comply with Import and Export regulations because it is the law and because it is part of Corporate Governance responsibilities

Latest News

The New Incoterms® 2010 Rules
Incoterms® 2010 was effective January 1, 2011. They are a voluntary set of rules between the buyer and the seller published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Incoterms provide guidelines to determine risks, define responsibilities and describe how the costs are allocated between seller and buyer. Incoterms® 2010 include 11 terms for shipment and delivery of goods. They are DDP, DAP, DAT, CIP, CPT, FCA, EXW used for any mode of transportation and FOB, FAS, CFR, CIF are only used for sea and inland waterway transportation. See ICC site:

New Deemed Export Certification on the H, L & O Visa Petition
(Certification Regarding the Release of Controlled Technology or Technical Data to Foreign National)

Effective February 2011 the new form I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Workers requires an individual from an organization to certify that it has reviewed the U.S. export regulations, namely, both the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and choose whether (a) no export license is required for the release of technology or technical drawing to the foreign national worker or (b) a license is required and the company will not release the controlled technology until the company receives an export license. See Part 6 of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) I-129.


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