CLADEC News

Make your reservations for the annual meeting!

We are pleased to announce that we have selected a wonderful hotel for this year’s Annual Meeting: Mayfair Hotel & Spa. The hotel is a four diamond hotel and is located in Coconut Grove, one of Miami’s best entertainment neighborhoods. We encourage you to visit its webpage and have a look at it. We hope you find the location both a relaxing and exciting place to have our meeting.

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Building Bridges in Ecuador

In our efforts to continue providing support to our members, CLADEC organized a visit to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Our delegation was represented by: Frank Santeiro, FedEx and Chairman of the Automation Committee; Pedro Carbuccia, UPS; Jose Aguilar Mendez, DHL and Vice-Chairman of the Customs Committee and Maria Mancuso, Executive Director of CLADEC. Our initial meeting was held with our local association in Ecuador, ASEME, represented by its President, Rodrigo Paez; Mariela Rojas, UPS; Juan Carlos Delgado, FedEx; Eduardo Mallarino and Byron Quintana from DHL.

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Cladec Colombia will issue certifications

The Minister of Information Technology and Communications appointed CLADEC Colombia as the certification entity for express companies that require access to operate in the market. Our local association will be responsible for issuing certifications that said companies are in compliance with the rules and regulations of the country and that are also affiliated to CLADEC Colombia.

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Trade Committee Reorganization and Objectives

Under the leadership of Jose Acosta, UPS, CLADEC’s trade committee has established its new objectives for 2010/2011. First in the agenda for the committee will be to identify Intra-Latin America Trade Agreements and opportunities to bring to the attention of the CLADEC Board as well as the individual Companies and Members. The idea is to focus on tangible opportunities to facilitate trade in the short and medium term.

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Colombia and Chile Leverage Mutual Cooperation

CLADEC Colombia and ATREX Chile are working closely together towards the sharing of information between the two Customs Administrations. Bernardo Escobar, Colombian Customs Head was invited by CLADEC Colombia and ATREX to visit Chile to show the facilities and the technology implemented by that country in the customs arena. The objective of the meeting is for the Colombian Customs Head to see the customs processes and get the knowledge to consider a similar implementation in Colombia.

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Cassio Lopes Appointed to Lead President’s Council

Cassio Lopes, Operations Manager of FedEx and President of ABRAEC, Brazil, has been elected as the new Chairman of the President’s Council for CLADEC. Cassio brings extensive experience in the express delivery industry to the role. He currently serves as President of ABRAEC for the third time, and has been part of the association since 1995. He has been working for FedEx since 1989.

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CLADEC Prepares for Visit to Washington

The 2010 AACCLA’s 43rd Annual Meeting will feature a “Forecast on Latin America and the Caribbean”. The meeting will take place from Monday October 4 to Wednesday October 6. We are again planning on taking advantage of this conference to set up meetings with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank to continue strengthening CLADEC’s relationship with those entities.

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