May 2022 Updates
Register here 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

Please join the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. and World Trade Center Delaware for an in-person training about reducing financial risk for U.S. exporters.
Why Africa?

I am often asked how we choose what programs to offer. We provide programs to fill the trade education gap and reach underserved communities. Nowhere is this more important than our events linking Delaware’s companies and the African continent. For several years we have counseled companies to prepare themselves to take advantage of the two-way trade and investment opportunities. We exhibit at the US-Africa Business Summit sponsored by the Corporate Council on Africa and hold a Kickoff to encourage our Delaware companies to go with us or have us exhibit on their behalf. Companies that have attended have become successful in the individual markets.

There are 55 countries on the African continent and 16 countries, including the US, China, India, much of western Europe, and a few others, fit comfortably inside (1). For the first time, all of Africa and its partners have the opportunity through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement to create the largest free trade area in the world connecting 1.3 billion with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at US$3.4 trillion (2).  

Clearly, there are opportunities to export both products and services to countries on the continent. From clementines to diamonds, Africa provides products we want and need. The world relies on African mineral resources. While we often think of the engagement ring industry when we think of precious stones and metals from Africa, the electronics and manufacturing sectors import large quantities of industrial diamonds, gold, platinum and rare metals.

However, we also need to consider the value added by African companies and learn from their models. For example, mobile banking on cell phones was prevalent in Africa long before being commonplace in the US.

We took members of the Delaware Black Chamber Commerce and Delaware Africa Coalition to the Ghana Diaspora Investment Meeting at the Embassy in Washington and met with Ambassador H. E. Alima Mahama (Hajia). The African Diaspora provides a valuable link between the US and countries of origin. Their expertise and local knowledge contribute to our understanding of culture and business practices on the continent. For this reason, we have formed a strong partnership with the Delaware Africa Caribbean Coalition. It will be a valuable contributor to our upcoming Kickoff to the US-Africa Business Summit on June 16th.

Our Kickoff is the only event in Delaware that offers companies the chance to hear from panels of African and US government officials and the Corporate Council on Africa followed by individual pre-arranged meetings between the companies and experts. You will be prepared to attend the US-Africa Business Summit being held in Morocco this July and to investigate other trade opportunities. Be sure to register soon. We have a limited number of meeting spaces and will stop registration when they are filled.

1. Boakye, Bridget, “Don’t be duped, this is the true size of Africa”, Face2Face Africa, 12 June, 2018,
2. World Bank Group, “The African Continental Free Trade Area”, 27 July 2020
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 Members
Sivad Group LLC IPPEI Medical Diagnostic
This minority owned company is operated by Lenzie C. Davis Sr. and Sons. Its primary business function is simple—it is committed to providing quality PPE, PPE and multiple Rapid Antigen and PCR Test Kits, OneScreen GoSafe Pro entryway management using biometric technology for scanning, screening and entry, and therapeutic products for COVID 19 and other patients with respiratory failure. It also offers a wide range of disinfecting and air purifying supplies. During the COVID pandemic, it has been able to deliver on time and on budget to major international companies in industries including the fast-food sector, allowing them to comply with regulations and to stay in business.

Lenzie Davis, Sr. the CEO said that Sivad joined the World Trade Center Delaware because “I want to make a difference in the world by reaching underserved countries with new technology and solutions that enable them to get proper testing results in time to become effective. The World Trade Center Delaware’s global reach and commitment to companies like ours will help us to reach other parts of the world.”

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YBiggs Homes
The company serves domestic and international property buyers and sellers in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Yvette Biggs is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) through the National Association of REALTORS® and is qualified to assist clients from around the world. She holds a master’s degree in Business Information Technology from Stevenson University. After spending 20+ years in corporate America, she entered the real estate field. Delaware and Maryland have issued her the credential as a Insurance Producer and Title Producer and she is a Notary for all three states. She is also a member of the Project Management Institute. Besides serving in the many tri-state real estate boards and organizations, Yvette serves on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce (DEBCC) and represented the DEBCC at the Ghana Diaspora Trade and Investment Forum at the Embassy in Washington last month. Her goal is to “to lead the field in research, innovation, and consumer education.”

Learn more: Yvette Biggs
Thanks to Our Renewing Member
Batta Environmental Associates, Inc.
(BATTA) is a leading provider of Industrial Hygiene Management Consulting, Health/Safety Management Consulting, HAZMAT Assessment and Control, Environmental Site Assessment/ Due Diligence, Environmental Investigation/ Remediation, and Compliance Driven Environmental Services. It has been an active member of World Trade Center Delaware for many years. The company has participated in numerous World Trade Center Delaware trade events and missions. Senior Vice President Neeraj Batta said that “Batta tremendously values the support from World Trade Center Delaware. Through their network and sponsored events, we have been able to find market opportunities in Sub Saharan Africa and the Middle East. World Trade Center Delaware remains a key partner for us as we grow our overseas business.”

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Batta Environmental Associates Inc. is hiring!

Batta Environmental is actively seeking a Marketing & Proposal Coordinator to join our Newark, Delaware office. The Marketing and Proposal Coordinator will work with and assist our Business Development Team in executing marketing efforts, preparing compelling proposals and materials, in addition to assisting with business development initiatives.

  • Our ideal candidate can interpret customers’ behavior and suggest creative ways to increase brand awareness. Have excellent communication skills and a passion for marketing strategies.
  • Ultimately, you will ensure our company’s marketing efforts help us achieve our immediate and long-term business goals.
  • Prior experience in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry would be preferred
  • Assists in the creation of marketing campaigns via social media, email, and additional methods.
  • Supports in the creation of marketing materials and proposal productions.
  • Proposal production in response to RFPs, and RFQs are critical in terms of tight deadlines and need for comprehensive preparation. Attention to details is very important.
  • Develops and maintain client lists.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Proficiency in the use of Salesforce, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator products is a plus but not required.
  • Generates and updates Salesforce information, such as lists and counts for direct marketing projects.
  • Tracks, collates, and maintains inventory of marketing materials.
  • Track and monitor proposal opportunities, then generate leads.
  • Assists in the coordination of trade show exhibits, promotions, packaging, shipping, and staff travel plans. Helps prepare for involvement in marketing events.
  • Attend events and pre-bid meetings
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Interviews to be conducted via Zoom or In-Person.

WTC Delaware Board Expansion 

World Trade Center Delaware is pleased to welcome Stephanie Chapman of Belfint, Lyons & Shuman as its newest member of the Board of Directors. 

With the support of the firm’s International Services team, Stephanie specializes in providing United States tax compliance and advisory services for foreign entities and U.S. expatriates. Stephanie works with foreign business owners and their advisors to establish their tax residency, develop banking and legal relationships, and remain ahead of their various U.S. tax exposures. Expatriates benefit from Stephanie’s experience in minimizing tax liabilities through the benefits of treaties and incentives. Stephanie is also responsible for identifying training opportunities for staff as it relates to the International Services division, as well as niche business development and growth.

Stephanie has been published in local trade magazines including Delaware Banker. She has been invited to speak at the IRS Small Practitioner’s Annual Tax Forum; the Delaware Tax Institute; the PrimeGlobal World, North American and Latin American National Tax Conferences; as well as private speaking engagements in the U.K. and Germany to entrepreneurs on expanding to the U.S. market. 

Long-term WTC Delaware member, Weymouth, Swayze & Corroon, is hiring!

We are looking for a Commercial Lines Account Manager to service an existing book of business. The Account Manager will be the day-to-day liaison between the insurance company and our clients and the position will include negotiating insurance programs with national U.S. insurers on behalf of our clients.

We offer internal and external training so minimal prior experience is required for the right candidate. For more information about this position, please contact Richard Corroon at [email protected] or call 302-655-6323.
WTC Delaware provides a full range of international trade-related services with an in-depth focus on export/import of services and manufactured goods.
  • FIJI: Triple blood bags for the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services
  • EL SALVADOR: U.S. manufacturers of private label OTC products 
  • AUSTRALIA: U.S. contract manufacturer to manufacture a range of wheelchairs,
four wheeled seat walkers and forearm walkers
  • ALGERIA: Services for a new medical center
  • EL SALVADOR: Medicine, surgical instruments, medical equipment (ultrasound,
x-rays, anesthetic machines) for animals and humans
  • And more!

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries. Learn more!
World Trade Center Delaware has been USTDA’s Making Global Local (MGL) Partner for many years. Making Global Local (MGL) streamlines USTDA’s ability to share and support new global opportunities at the local level, giving the program a two-way capability to reach an alliance of partners. More than 90 partners across 35 states participate in the full range of USTDA’s export-promotion programs, including reverse trade missions, business briefings and overseas workshops.
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. 
How do you protect your intellectual property when exporting?

Your global business strategy should include protection for your international property (IP). Not sure what that means? Watch this video to learn what is IP and important considerations to make sure you are protected. Then follow the links to for more helpful resources.
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