The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) cargo security requirements for indirect air carriers (IACs) are again undergoing a dramatic change. As you may have noticed increased visits by TSA personnel to your facilities, there are similarly increased enforcement and penalties assessed by TSA against IACs. Get information about how to handle a TSA Letter of Investigation or a Notice of Proposed Penalty against your company. Learn about changes in the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP), 100% inbound screening through the National Country Security Program (NSCP) and the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) initiative, Sensitive Security Information (SSI), and other requirements of 49 CFR.
Peter Quinter, Partner, GrayRobinson
Peter Quinter is the partner in charge of the Customs and International Trade Law Group at the Florida-based law firm of GrayRobinson. Mr. Quinter principally represents freight forwarders, customs brokers, importers, exporters, and air and ocean carriers regarding compliance with and enforcement by Federal law enforcement agencies, especially CBP, TSA, BIS, DDTC, FDA, and OFAC. Mr. Quinter serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarder Association (FCBF) and the South Florida Chapter of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). He is Board Certified in International Law by the Florida Bar, listed in Chambers USA as one of the premier customs lawyers in the United States, and listed in”Best Lawyers in America” in the area of FDA law. Mr. Quinter has handled hundreds of CBP and TSA investigations and penalty matters for companies from all over the United States. He has a customs and international trade blog, www.GRCustomsLaw.com. Mr. Quinter’s full biography may be found here.
Brandon Fried, Executive Director, Airforwarders Association
Brandon Fried has more than 35 years of experience in the airfreight forwarding industry and is from Washington, D.C.
In November of 2005, Brandon was appointed to serve as the new executive director of the Airforwarders Association. As executive director, Brandon represents the Association on all security and industry related matters. He advocates for air cargo and forwarders in the halls of Congress, the Department of Homeland Security and is the public face of the Airforwarders Association.
Brandon has been appointed and serves on a number of Federal advisory committees including the Aviation Security Advisory Committee working group in counsel to the Transportation Security Administration, the Department of Commerce Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness and most recently, the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee in consultation to the US Customs and Border Protection. He also serves on the advisory Board of CNS, an IATA company to represent forwarder interests. Brandon is a recognized expert on the air cargo industry and regularly comments for major national newspapers and trade publications.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Brandon holds a master's degree in business administration and lives in Chevy Chase, Md.