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Norman T. Schenk

Vice President, Global Customs Policy & Public Affairs, UPS

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Norman T. Schenk

Norm Schenk, UPS vice president – global customs policy & public affairs, is responsible for shaping global customs policy and border strategies to facilitate the smooth flow of shipments across international borders. With more than 34 years of UPS experience, Norm spends the majority of his time working directly with government leaders on reducing trade barriers, enhancing supply chain security, and developing innovative border clearance processes.

Schenk was instrumental in the development of UPS customs brokerage operations and cross-border compliance programs. He was the first U.S. employee for the UPS customs brokerage services, which has grown to more than 3,000 employees.

Schenk currently chairs the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Customs & Trade Facilitation, representing the voice over 45 million companies worldwide. He also serves on Advisory Committees to the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), and World Customs Organization (WCO). Norm has testified before U.S. Congress on both postal and drug enforcement issues.

Schenk has also served in advisory roles to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Department of State. He was a key contributor in the development of Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS), now being used by Customs & Border Protection for global express air shipments.

Schenk graduated from Widener University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and is a licensed customs broker (1985). He resides in Louisville, Ky.

Norman T. Schenk Sessions

  • June 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    E-Commerce’s Impact on Border Management

    This panel will consider the impact of the explosion in e-commerce on the cross-border movement of goods and packages, the implications for security and contraband smuggling, and the challenges and opportunities for traders and regulators. It will discuss the measures that have facilitated e-commerce, including development and sharing of data with border authorities, etc., by e-commerce companies, service providers and...

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