This is a free, interactive webinar on the impact of the Trade War and COVID-19
on trade, and particularly for local small- and medium-size enterprises engaged
in international trade.
Listen and participate in a panel discussion on defending against this “one-two
punch” as we cover supply chain disruptions, export sales challenges, and logistical
issues from the global to a local perspective.
CLARE PETRICH, Owner/Manager, Petrich Marine Dock
Clare currently manages Petrich Marine Dock, a home to small manufacturing businesses, storage, and
boat moorage on the Foss Waterway. She recently retired after 24 years as Port of Tacoma Commissioner and formerly owned Dockmandu, a retail garden import shop. Clare is actively engaged on the board of Sister Cities International and is the Chair of Tacoma Sister Cities, which maintains relationships with 15 cities worldwide.
Senior Trade Consultant
World Trade Center Tacoma
Mike Fowler, World Trade Center Tacoma Senior Trade Consultant will give a macro overview, including the anticipated impact of the pandemic on the US China Phase One trade deal as well as ramifications for international relations.
Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Strategy Officer
Northwest Seaport Alliance
Tong Zhu, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of the Northwest Seaport Alliance will explain current and anticipated impacts, contingency planning, and preparations at the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Paul Bishop, President & Chief Operating Officer of Griots Garage, a Tacoma-based manufacturer and distributor of car care products engaged in import and export, will explain how the company is dealing with disruptions caused bytariffs and COVID focusing on its supply chain.
KYLE “SKIP” SMITH
President & CEO
Kyle “Skip” Smith, President and CEO of Smith-Western Co., suppliers of custom souvenirs, gifts, and keepsakes to the tourist and attraction industry, will recount challenges encountered with tariffs as well as measures being taken to deal with the substantial impact of the novel corona virus.