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Renee Roe

Renee Roe

Renee Roe, Director. As a director at BPE Global, Renee is armed with over 25 years of practical expertise in the field of international trade to guide our clientele through the often challenging regulatory roadblocks of cross-border transactions. Initially working in imports of consumer goods, Renee went on to ultimately own her own import business. She also has experience working in international transportation for the world’s largest package carrier, has owned her own export consulting business, and has worked in high technology for 14 years in such operational functions as procurement, logistics, traffic and, ultimately, trade compliance. She is a subject matter expert in establishing the framework for taking small companies public, including setting up the foundation for a robust trade compliance program. She also specializes in GTM solution selection and implementation, traffic/logistics issues and on-demand operational support for firms which do not have the budget for full-time headcount.

Prior to joining BPE Global, Renee was a Global Trade & Compliance Officer for Fortinet, Inc. Her achievements included building the foundation for their compliance program, development of an EMCP manual, and process improvements such as trade automation integration, as well as participating in key activities leading to their recent Initial Public Offering. Prior to Fortinet, Renee was Global Trade & Compliance Manager at Extreme Networks, Inc. where she also oversaw development and execution of corporate trade compliance policies and guidelines. At Extreme she also held various positions in Operations during their startup phase, including Global Traffic & Logistics Manager. Earlier in her career she worked for United Parcel Service, the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. She has a degree in International Management, magna cum laude, from Menlo College.

Renee is also active in several international trade associations. She is a member and has served on the Board of Directors for WIT-NC as their Volunteer Director, and Membership Director, and is a member of American Association of Exporters and Importers, the Professional Association of Importers and Exporters, and the International Compliance Professionals Association.

Articles Written By Renee Roe

5 Steps for Staying Compliant with U.S. Sanctions against Russia

Export compliance can be tricky. As David Noah mentioned in his blog post, Checking Lists Isn't Enough for Export Compliance, there’s no one single place you can reference to make sure you’re avoiding exporting to people or countries illegally. This is certainly the case with the U.S. sanctions against Russia for their actions against Ukraine.

Although the U.S. government has been regularly updating the Russia sanctions since 2014, and issuing advisories as recently as July, they have provided little guidance on exactly how industry is supposed to successfully meet the requirements of the sanctions.

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