June 1, 2009
Partner Eric McClafferty was noted in a Valve Magazine article covering the formation of the International Trade Task Force. The International Trade Task Force, which was created by the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) and The Hydraulic Institute (HI), was formed to address the recent spike in export enforcement cases involving fluid handling equipment. The group will meet throughout the year to benchmark best practices in trade compliance and educate members about key export and import issues. Additionally, the group will meet with leading officials from the U.S. export control and customs agencies. In the article, interested companies are referred to Eric McClafferty for any questions related to the group and membership.