As of Thursday, September 15, 2016
For years, Janet Labuda was known as the government’s top dog when it came to enforcing apparel and textile import laws and finding counterfeit goods.
Now she is being hired as a consultant in international trade compliance at the FormerFedsGroup, which provides compliance, business development and trade facilitation to the private sector.
As a consultant, Labuda will oversee development of the PerfectShield trade compliance program. She will also be responsible for ensuring that the PerfectShield certification process represents industry-best practices in the areas of customs and trade compliance.
In addition, the former director, textile/apparel policy and programs division with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency will be involved in high-level consulting services to major FormerFedsGroup clients engaged in international trade.
Labuda spent more than 30 years working with CBP, where she led the development and implementation of national policy decisions regarding textile product imports into the United States. She also was responsible for enforcing laws that affected the $100 billion textile import industry and participated in free-trade-agreement negotiations.
“She brings very high-level skills and experience in trade compliance that we need to expand our portfolio of offerings and enhance the quality of service we provide to our clients,” said Bradford Geyer, general counsel, FormerFedsGroup.com. “With her extensive trade and customs experience, both in and out of government, she will be able to provide international and domestic clients with insights on best practice trade compliance, which will improve business results as well as mitigate risks.”