World Customs and Trade Forum
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Chief Executive Officer


         Bryce Blegen is CEO of Trusted Trade Alliance LLC, responsible for managing the organization’s global activities from its headquarters in Vancouver, Washington, USA.  He is also Managing Director of the Trusted Trade Institute and Regional Representative, Americas, for the Centre for Customs & Excise Studies, University of Canberra. Previous positions include acting as president of a provider of global customs and trade software solutions, and senior operational and legal advisory positions at two of the globe’s largest automotive and diversified electronics manufacturing groups.

          Mr. Blegen has been active in spearheading customs simplification and trade facilitation initiatives in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and China, working closely with trade associations and government officials. He is Co-Chair of the International Policy Committee of the American Association of Exporters and Importers, has been a member of the Legal and Transition/Software Committees of US Customs and Border Protection’s Trade Support Network since 2004, and served as co-chair of the 2008 and 2010 World Customs Forums at the World Customs Organization in Brussels and Istanbul. He is also a member of the Academia Internacional de Derecho Aduanero and of the American Council on Germany.  Mr. Blegen is a frequent speaker on customs and trade topics in the US and Europe.
          Mr. Blegen received a Juris Doctor and a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Denver. He has been admitted to practice law before the US Federal and Illinois courts since 1990, and is Of Counsel to the Chicago-based law firm Page Fura P.C.