Importers and exporters have long sought a comprehensive Trusted Trader program to encompass all federal agencies regulating imports and importers under one uniform system, offering meaningful benefits to both. Last year, the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) released a blueprint for such a program.

At a recent presentation for AAEI’s Healthcare Industries Committee (HIC) and Regulated Industries Committee (RIC), Integration Point Vice President-Product Management Virginia Thompson and Erika Vidal-Faulkenberry, the Director of Global Customs & Trade Compliance for The Hershey Co. relayed information about Trusted Trader as well as a scenario on importer risk.