Industry Involvement

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Industry Involvement

TLR is a long recognized leader in the international trade community and continues to actively and productively engage with trade advocacy groups on local, regional and national levels.

Our commitment to opening world markets mandates that we develop and maintain close working relationships with our partners in both the private and public sectors. Furthermore, we are dedicated to enhancing the security of our country through our participation in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). We pride our business on remaining at the forefront of innovation and change in the logistics industry and invest heavily in continuing education to maintain the highest level of compliance for our employees, customers and other business partners – we work to transcend what we do today in order to achieve lasting success tomorrow.

TLR’s President, Terri Bartle, is a past board chairman and president of the Columbia River Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (CRCBFA), a past member of the board of advisors for the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), a member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) import/export committee, the past export committee chair for the Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (PCC) and CRCBFA, as well as a former board member of both the PCC and CRCBFA. TLR’s Vice President, Jack Hubbard, is a former board chairman and past president of the PCC, the general chair of the Western Cargo Conference (WESCCON), the current treasurer of the PCC Trade Expansion PAC, and the past president of the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Northern California (CBFANC). Chris Garcez of TLR’s San Francisco office is the current board chairman and past president of CBFANC, the current secretary of the PCC, and the former legislative committee chairman for the PCC and CBFANC. TLR employees have also been board members and officers of the Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association, in addition to serving on various committees of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America.

TLR is a member of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) and the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC). In addition, TLR is an active participant at NSSF’s annual SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show), as well as the London International Wine Fair. We also attend the annual PCC March on Washington D.C., where we meet with the highest level government officials at Customs & Border Protection (CBP), the Federal Maritime Commission, the Bureau of Census, and the Food & Drug Administration. The Mission also provides us with the opportunity to meet with Senate and House members and staffers from Washington State, Oregon and California.