Al Gina Talks NAFTA with Trade Officials at Annual U.S./Canada Border Conference

The annual U.S./ Canada Border Conference, held in Detroit on September 20-21, convenes current and former senior officials from U.S. and Canadian border agencies to discuss issues impacting the two countries’ cross-border relationship. The conference was established soon after the 2011 U.S. and Canada joint “Beyond the Border” declaration as a forum to advance the … Read more

CT Strategies Hosts the ‘Women in International Trade’ for a Happy Hour with the WIIT President

On Wednesday August 22nd, CT Strategies hosted the Women in International Trade (WIIT) for a Happy Hour with WIIT President for 2018-19, Lisa Schroeter. WIIT works to promote the professional development of women in international trade and business and to raise public awareness of the importance of international trade to economic development. WIIT does this … Read more

CT Strategies Provides ‘DHS 101’ Workshop for Students at Washington English Center

On August 7th, CT Strategies’ Partners, Allen Gina and Andrew Farrelly, presented a ‘DHS 101’ workshop for students at the Washington English Center (WEC) in Washington DC. About 20 students, who have relocated from all over the world to Washington DC and are learning English at the WEC, heard Mr. Gina and Farrelly present a … Read more

Al Gina Discusses the “Future of Port Management” at U.S.-Mexico Border Conference

On June 13th, 2018, CT Strategies’ Allen Gina served as a panelist at the 5th Annual “Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border Conference”, hosted by the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute in Washington DC.  A number of distinguished government and industry representatives from both sides of the border were on hand to discuss various issues facing the … Read more

Al Gina Delivers Keynote Remarks at Southern Border Conference

The Southern Border Conference, held October 25th – 28th, 2017 in Laredo Texas, gathered trade industry members, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officials, and other U.S. and Mexico government representatives from across the Border to discuss current issues affecting the industry and U.S.-Mexico trade. Processing over $200 Billion/year in trade, Laredo is the highest … Read more

Allen Gina Moderates Panels on Trade at World BASC Congress 20th Anniversary in Santo Domingo

The World Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC) Organization held its 2017 Congress in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on September 14th-15th, which marked the 20th anniversary of the BASC program. Through his 30+ years of service at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and legacy U.S. Customs, Mr. Gina has been a long time supporter of BASC’s … Read more

Al Gina Discusses U.S.-Latin America Supply Chain Security Dynamics with BASC Peru’s ‘Cargo Security’ Publication

The Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC), Peru Chapter, talked with CT Strategies’ Partner and former U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of International Trade, Allen Gina, about various supply chain security dynamics and areas of risk between the U.S. and Latin America. One topic was the proliferation and virtues of … Read more

Allen Gina Leads Panel on “Global Trade in a Time of Change” at Thomson Reuters 2nd Annual Government Conference

​On Wednesday, June 21st, in Washington DC at Thomson Reuters’ 2nd Annual Government Conference, titled ‘Finding Opportunity in Disruption’, Mr. Gina was joined by Geoff Powell, President of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America; Adam Salerno, Executive Director of Global Supply Chain and Trade Facilitation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Tom … Read more

Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute holds forum on “Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border”

On June 14, 2017, the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute brought together public and private sector officials to discuss enhancing and improving operations at the U.S.-Mexico border. Prominent government officials from both countries were present including: Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., Geronimo Gutierrez, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner, Kevin McAleenan, former CBP Commissioner, Alan Bersin, … Read more

Allen Gina discusses expectations for Trump transition’s impact on CBP with International Trade Today

CT Strategies’ Partner, Mr. Allen Gina, provided insight to International Trade Today’s Brian Bradley for his article “Incoming Administration expected to Bring Greater Enforcement Focus to CBP”. Mr. Gina, based on his 30+ years’ experience with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Customs Service, provided predictions of the Trump Administration’s impact on … Read more