Mr. O’Meara brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in international trade and trade compliance management. Based in the Chicago area, his focus is on the development of compliance programs and training tailored for the corporate environment in the areas of import compliance/export controls, transfer pricing/valuation for international transactions, classification (under ECCN, USML and HTS), service provider management, strategic use of terms and conditions in international commerce, and US supply-chain security programs such as the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and the Importer Security Filing (ISF). He has extensive experience assisting US importers to achieve and maintain C-TPAT status and has managed C-TPAT validations in North America, Europe and Asia. He is well-versed in US export and defense controls, specifically in implementing these compliance requirements in the multinational corporate environment.
Mr. O’Meara is a frequent speaker in North America and Europe and has been a guest lecturer at DePaul University, Loyola University, College of DuPage, and others. Recent events included conferences sponsored by the International Compliance Professional Association (ICPA), the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), the American Conference Institute (ACI), the Kane County Bar Association of Illinois (KCBA), International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (ITA/GC) and others. He is the President Emerius of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce has designated him a member of the Illinois District Export Council. He has completed the ICC's Incoterms® Masterclasses in Paris, France and is a licensed US Customs Broker. His MBA is from DePaul University in Chicago.