Mr. O’Meara brings with him almost 20 years’ experience in international trade and trade compliance management. Based in the Chicago area, his focus is on the development of compliance programs and training tailored for the corporate environment in the areas of import compliance/export controls, freight terms, transfer pricing, classification (under ECCN, USML and HTS), service provider management, strategic use of terms and conditions in international commerce, and US supply-chain security programs, such as the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and the Importer Security Filing (ISF). He has extensive experience in assisting US importers to achieve and maintain C-TPAT status and has managed US Customs and Border Protection C-TPAT validations in the North America, Europe and Asia. He is also well-versed in US export and defense controls and has many years’ experience in implementing these compliance requirements in the multinational corporate environment.
Mr. O’Meara is a frequent speaker in North America and Europe, both at public conferences and at seminars. Recent events included conferences sponsored by the International Compliance Professional Association (ICPA), the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), the American Conference Institute (ACI), the Kane County Bar Association of Illinois (KCBA), International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (ITA/GC) and others. He is the President of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, a member of the Illinois District Export Council and a Senior Advisor for the Trusted Trade Alliance. He has attended the ICC’s Incoterms® Masterclasses in Paris, France and is a US Licensed Customs Broker. He obtained his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago