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UPS Supply Chain Solutions®

Facilitating European Trade & Compliance

About the event

Whether you’re a seasoned shipper or just getting started with European trade, our recent webinar will help you feel informed of the standards, systems, and the current trade climate that keep your supply chains flowing. Learn about the Import Control System (ICS 2), EU Vat Update, Geopolitical Restrictions, and more.

Click here to view the presentation shared during the webinar.



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Walter Van Der Meiren

Director of UPS EU Brokerage

Walter Van der Meiren currently serves as Director for Customs Brokerage at UPS Europe, dealing with regulatory, training, systems, and compliance. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee at Amcham EU and the European Express Association. Walter represents trade at the EU Commission DG Taxud’s Trade Contact Group and is a well-respected subject matter expert in different customs working groups from the European Commission. He is the winner of the ICC’s Customs Professional Award 2020 and received the WCO’s Certificate of Honor for rendering exceptional service to the international Customs Community. With more than 35 years’ experience in working with customs in different continents, Walter is a passionate believer in fair and sustainable free trade.

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Penelope Naas

President, International Public Affairs and Sustainability at UPS

Penelope (Penny) Naas is UPS President for International Public Affairs and Sustainability. She has also served as UPS Vice President and District Manager for International Public Affairs and Sustainability from 2015-2020. Penny has a Bachelor’s degree in economics and a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She co-chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Trade and Investment.

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Ron Shepherd

Director of Customs and Trade Compliance

Ron Shepherd is the Director of Cross Border Trade Compliance for UPS Supply Chain Solutions. Ron has over 30 years of experience in managing cross border trade operations and compliance programs with UPS and is a Licensed Customs Broker.

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