March 2022 Updates
Save the Date for Our In-Person EXIM Training

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
University & Whist Club
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Meeting the New Challenges of International Trade:
Reducing Financial Risk Associated with Conflict and Supply Chain Disruptions
Report from Trade Winds 2022

I have just returned from Dubai and Sharjah where I attended TRADE WINDS 2022- MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA Forum, Expo 2020 Dubai, WELLTI 2022, and visited the Port of Sharjah and Gulftainer’s terminal operations. Trade Winds is the largest U.S. Government-led trade mission and business development forum and rotates among different regions of the world. Trade Winds has 2 components: the Forum and additional trade missions to selected countries within the region where companies can meet with potential buyers vetted by the US Commercial Service.

This was the first Trade Winds since the start of the COVID pandemic in 2019. The Forum in Dubai was concurrent with the rescheduled Expo 2020 Dubai and WELLTI. Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Winds featured pre-scheduled meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from over twenty countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, conference programming and networking opportunities with businesses, NGOs and government agencies. I participated in individual meetings with commercial diplomats from 17 Missions and with 19 different companies. I have brought back a number of trade leads for Delaware’s companies. Several Missions and countries expressed an interest in organizing trade and investment delegations to visit Delaware. I also met with several companies that were registered in Delaware but did not have manufacturing operations in the state.

New to this Trade Winds Forum was Women Empowered Leave Legacies through Trade and Investment (WELLTI) conference, an initiative organized by the International Trade Administration’s Middle East & Africa Regional Office (MEA). The Woman’s Trade Global Empowerment Program is the ITA’s premier resource for women who want to grow their international businesses. The visit to Expo 2020 Dubai included a special meeting at the United States’ pavilion and visits to the Dubai World and Saudi Arabia pavilions. We had a number of hours to explore other country pavilions and theme pavilions.

I urge all of you to participate in next year’s Trade Winds Forum, to be held in another region. Trade Winds is a cost-effective way to explore markets in a targeted country as well as surrounding countries to gain an understanding of that country’s regional as well as US-bilateral trade flows. You have an opportunity to meet with Commercial Diplomats from across a region, other US companies, attend keynote addresses given by the United States’ most senior trade officials and Ministers of the host country. There is no substitute for meeting with commercial officers located from many countries as well as with vetted foreign companies. Many of the Commercial Officers have served in other countries and during your discussions, may be able to steer you to additional potential customers and resources beyond your current target market. Delaware companies that attended this event have found it to be very helpful.
Gulftainer Visit

Thank you to all the folks at Gulftainer who hosted me at the Port of Sharjah. Gulftainer, the largest private port operator in the world is the operator of the Port of Wilmington (GT USA Wilmington).
Carla Sydney Stone
WTCDE Premier Members
Port to Port International Corporation

Operations Manager

General Statement of Duties:
You will be responsible for the daily operation of service. This person will supervise, coordinate, and manage the daily yard and warehouse operation. This role is responsible for the day-to-day operation of service of two facilities in the United States (Delaware & Florida) and all operational services carried out in the four countries in Central America where we have offices and currently ship most of our volume.
Essential Functions:
  • Constantly coordinates with ocean carriers and necessary personnel to obtain enough containers on a timely fashion for weekly sailing.
  • Negotiates directly with trucking companies to bring containers to yard.
  • Makes sure containers are loaded daily in the amounts necessary to finish the loading of weekly targets.
  • Arranges with steamship companies the transportation of loaded containers back to the Port on time to make the intended sailings.
  • Manages and updates inventory.
  • Oversees all warehouse and loading operations and ensures it is organized for maximum production.
  • Keeps the link with Customer Service Department to solve any problems.
  • Ensures company is following OSHA regulations.
  • Responsible for crew supervision, training, and discipline.
  • Oversees the stocking and purchasing of supplies to make sure that there is always enough material to keep the daily production without interruptions.
  • Oversees the security of the premises.
  • Review and approves expenses of the Ops. Dept.
  • Interprets and understand the concept of logistic services to solve problems.
  • Performs administrative activities, including reviewing and processing the weekly time sheets or other work time documents.
  • Conducts employee observations to ensure safety and productivity procedures are being followed, documents, and discusses results with employees.
  • Develops training material including standard operating procedure manuals.
  • Understands, implements, and maintains safe work practices.
  • Keen to engage in projects, even when these are related to business areas other than operations.
  • Carefully analyses data including statistical analysis to support strategic business decision making.
  • Ensures the Operational KPI’s established are monitored and achieved weekly.
  • Interviews, hires, and trains employees; plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems.
  • Assists Office Manager with Time Records including but not limited to weekend and weekdays schedules.

Port to Port is continuing to arrange shipments to Eastern Europe!
Learn more about Port to Port International:
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Welcome to Our New Member
PSRC Solutions
WTC Delaware Welcomes New Member
PSRC Solutions

Wilmington, DE; March 2022 — Please welcome our new member PSRC Solutions, a boutique consulting firm that helps businesses strengthen digital trust and reduce regulatory risk with data privacy and security solutions tailored to your unique needs.

Bonnie Adler, Principal Consultant, spent most of her career focused on regulatory compliance and operational effectiveness for Delaware-based multinationals, including Ashland (formerly Hercules), DuPont, and Chemours. Since 2017, she has helped US-based national and international businesses evaluate data privacy and security gaps and implement solutions to protect, detect, respond, and govern business-critical information.

In 2019, Bonnie served as a speaker for a joint GDPR workshop with World Trade Center Delaware and the Delaware Society of CPAs. She has also spoken at other local conferences, including Secure Delaware, IAPP Delaware KnowledgeNet, and ISSA Delaware Valley.

“I’ve always been passionate about helping companies enhance business processes using technology.” Bonnie’s strong IT and compliance background was a perfect fit for tackling the complexities of emerging Data Privacy laws, such as GDPR and CCPA. “Data privacy obligations are incredibly complex and layered. The appropriate level of data privacy protections depends on your industry, the type of data you process, location, customer base, and more. If your company interacts with individuals outside the US, it is important to work with a privacy expert to understand your company’s obligations, compliance gaps, and remediation options.”

To learn more information, please visit
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
Arkion Life Sciences
Arkion®Life Sciences is a technology based company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets environmental friendly products and technology that provides modern solutions to today’s problems. From its beginning as a DuPont and ConAgra startup company, Arkion has combined the better attributes of the two.

In the process, Arkion has developed several breakthrough products for:

  • Agriculture crop protection
  • Safe control of birds
  • Pest control for organic crops and orchards
  • Passive immunity products for animals and humans
  • First truly effective natural mosquito and tick control products

GT USA Wilmington
In September 2018, GT USA was granted exclusive rights to operate and develop the Port of Wilmington for 50 years.

The agreement provides Gulftainer access to one of the most strategically located marine ports in the US, situated only a four-hour voyage from the Atlantic Ocean. GT USA’s concession includes the full management and development of the Port’s existing container volumes of 350,000 TEUs per year, which is forecasted to more than double in the years to come as a consequence of this deal.

Notably, Wilmington Port, which started operations in 1923 as the first major port on the Delaware River, is the top North American port for imports of fresh fruit into the USA, and has the largest dockside cold storage facility in the Country.

Over the next nine years, Gulftainer is planning to invest $580 million in the port, including approximately $410 million for a new 1.2 million TEU container facility at DuPont’s former Edgemoor site, which was acquired by the Diamond State Port Corporation in 2016. During this period, the company will fully develop all the cargo terminals capabilities and enhance the overall productivity of the port.

The Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River & Bay is revamping its Unsung Hero recognition program. Their goal? To introduce members to even more of the many men and women who work behind the scenes every day to support our port and its customers, often going far above and beyond the call of duty, helping to make our port an increasingly attractive place to do business.

Rather than calling for nominations and selecting a single winner (or two), the Exchange is now inviting members to submit names of people they would like recognized. After a preliminary validation check, the Exchange will profile each individual in The Beacon throughout the remainder of the year.
This is their way of saluting the countless heroes—and the organizations that employ them—that make the Delaware River port a thriving community for all involved.

Who is eligible? Any employee or volunteer within any Maritime Exchange member company is eligible for recognition, except as noted below. Check here if you’re unsure whether your proposed candidate is affiliated with a member company.
Winners of previous port awards (for example, Seafarer’s Friend, Spirit of the Port, Friend of Chile, Maritime Society or World Trade Association “people of the year”) are NOT eligible for Unsung Hero recognition.
Who may submit names for recognition? Employees of Exchange corporate member companies are welcome to submit names for Unsung Hero recognition. Each member company is entitled to submit up to three individuals per year. 

How to Participate. Sponsors must email the first and last name, job title, and company name of nominees, up to three per member company, to [email protected] by Friday, April 15.
Contact. Members with questions or who are unable to send nominations by email should contact Christina Lista at 267-670-7946 or [email protected].
Ukraine- Trade Issues

The US Government has issued rules for trade with Russia and Belarus as a result of the situation in Ukraine. For specific information regarding your company’s business, please refer to appropriate authorities and seek guidance from your legal and financial advisors.

U.S. Department of Commerce & Bureau of Industry and Security Russia and Belarus Rule Fact Sheet:

US State Department: Russia and Ukraine

U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Ukraine/Russia Related Sanctions Program:
Ukraine- Humanitarian Aid

Companies and individuals have requested that World Trade Center Delaware assist with the sending of medical and other supplies to Ukraine. We urge everyone considering sending provisions and stocks to Ukraine to send cash to vetted agencies rather than trying to send supplies on their own. Disaster and conflict zones present especially complex logistics challenges requiring specialized in-country knowledge and disaster response experience. Unsolicited donations can clog supply chains impeding the distribution of much needed assistance.

US Agency for International Development (USAID) reported that after the Haiti earthquake, so many unsolicited or unneeded donations were left at the airport, that runways were blocked, delaying the distribution of appropriate assistance.

Financial contributions enable professional relief organizations to purchase exactly what is needed when it is needed. Cash contributions permit relief supplies to be purchased near the disaster site, and avoid the delays, steep transportation and logistical costs that encumber material donations sent from far away. Some commodities, particularly food and water, can almost always be purchased locally - even after devastating emergencies and in famine situations.

The US Government is responding in a variety of ways. USAID has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team; the US Department of Commerce issued a list of needed medical supplies and is coordinating shipments through the US Embassy in Ankara. We are linking Delaware disaster and medical response personnel with the appropriate US and international resources, and providing information to the public who wish to donate.

Businesses should refer to the United Nations BUSINESS GUIDE: UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

Individuals who wish to make donations can refer to

Medical professionals and healthcare organizations that can donate requested medical can contact the US Embassy in Ankara. Please address inquiries to:

Andrew Glass
Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey
Mobile/WhatsApp: +90-532-373-5039
He will provide specific geographical points where medications and supplies can be donated at the border. 

Please contact us if you'd like to receive the full list of requested medical supplies and referrals to experts.
2022 U.S.-Africa Business Summit to be hosted in Morocco
WTC Delaware provides a full range of international trade-related services with an in-depth focus on export/import of services and manufactured goods.

Environmental Technologies
  • KYRGYZ REPUBLIC: Construction of a mechanical biological treatment plant
  • OMAN: Seeking engineering, manufacturing, shipment, installation, commissioning and operational training of ETP/STP System of 1500 m3/day
  • OMAN: Seeking as a partner an EPC company or a technology provider of RO project
  • SERBIA: Seeking design and build of sorting station, recycling yards and landfills along with the along with the needed equipment for collection and operation of the facilities.
  • TUNISIA: Seeking rehabilitation and upgrade of the sanitation network in 30 secondary cities.
  • UZBEKISTAN: Seeking solid waste infrastructure modernization project funded by a loan from the EBRD.


STANDARD - $475 (1-49 employees), $825 (50-99 employees), $1,375 (100+ employees)

PREMIER - $2,675

STUDENT - $100

Please schedule a meeting with us to learn how you can become a member!
Click here to learn more about the benefits of being a member of World Trade Center Delaware. 
Exporters: Remember to Use the New Commodity Classification Codes for the January 2022 Schedule B
Every January and July, the Schedule B is updated with new, 10-digit commodity classification codes approved by the 484(f) Committee. In January, the Schedule B implemented updates from the 484(f) breakouts as well as changes from the World Customs Organization and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. The January 2022 Schedule B should be used when classifying any shipment submitted in the Automated Export System (AES) as the 30-day grace period for using obsolete Schedule B codes has expired.

Weekly International Job Posts: The latest 300 job opportunities posted on DevelopmentAid

  • Evaluation Advisor, USAID Learning for Development (L4Dev)-Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity, Nepal
  • Consultant - Trainer on Investigating Corruption Crimes for Moldovan Prosecutors and Criminal Investigators, Moldova
  • Call for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Experts, USA
  • Finance Officer, Fixed-Term (NOA), Delhi, GSS - Vendor & Customer Master Data Management
  • Finance Officer, Guyana
  • Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Local Capacity Development (LCD) Activity, Vietnam
  • And more!

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