Karma E. Ruiz

GTC Instructor

Karma E. Ruiz is a licensed Customs Broker with more than 25 years of field experience in an ample array of Customs issues. Born in Pennsylvania, she received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh where she studied international business and received certification in Western European Studies with the Semester at Sea program, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.

Since 2002, Ms. Ruiz’s has run her own consulting firm, World Wise Consulting, Inc., located in Miami, Florida, where she has put to use her extensive experience in clearance processing, duty audits, drawback set-up, compliance programs, security and logistics management, as well as Customs issues and resolutions. This combined knowledge and experience have qualified Mrs. Ruiz for the procurement of C-TPAT certifications for many different business entities for security and protection of our international borders.

In addition, Karma volunteers time to the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association as well as the Florida Custom Brokers and Freight Forwarding Association, where she has served as President, to improve the relationships with Government and Industry. Karma has visited with Congress in the strengthening of their commitment to Florida’s trade community.

Karma has 6 grown children, and 2 grandchildren that she enjoys very much. She also enjoys time with her husband in the outdoors as well as riding and taking care of their 2 horses together.

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