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Welke Customs Brokers to Present at Coffeefest in February
Welke Customs Brokers to Present at Coffeefest in February

Damon Piatek, President and CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA, will be a featured presenter at the 2015 Coffeefest, an international trade show serving the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries. Coffeefest will be held in February in Atlanta, GA. The event has been in existence since 1992.


“Coffeefest 2015, as suggested by its name, will be a celebration of coffee and an opportunity for people to coalesce around the coffee business,” said Piatek. “As good a time as that sounds, there are many intricacies in importing coffee into the United States. We know from experience that a lot of importers across every industry are not necessarily keeping up with changing regulations. Coffeefest will be a good opportunity for us to bring some critical information about coffee importing to industry stakeholders.”


Piatek will be presenting on “Customs Trade Transformation,” detailing how changes in U.S. Customs policy are affecting importers, and specifically in the coffee industry. The USDA reports that the U.S. imported more than 11.6 million metric tons of coffee beans, grounds and related products in 20131. Imports of green coffee (raw, unroasted beans) to the U.S. in June, 2014 alone valued at over $550,000,0002. 


“Coffee is a significant import for the United States, and Welke is consistently working in the industry,” said Piatek. “Greater understanding of current U.S. Customs regulations will help coffee importers save time and cost as they vie for a piece of what is a booming business.”


For more information on Coffeefest 2015, visit www.coffeefest.com


About Welke Customs Brokers:

Welke Customs Brokers USA Inc., is a privately-owned business located in Tonawanda, NY.  Welke provides a wide range of customs services tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.  Serving clients in many businesses (from Food to Steel), Welke USA Inc. streamlines the border through technology, collaboration, and education.


Welke Customs Brokers, Ltd. and Welke Global Logistics Ltd. are family-owned and operated firms with offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The Welke companies provide a wide range of customs and logistics services tailored to meet the needs of their varied clients.  For additional information, please visit: www.welke.com


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