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BSA welcomes international trade expert to 2010 fall meeting

Glen Ellyn, IL - The Bearings Specialists Association (BSA) has announced that Suzanne Richer, president, Cust...

Glen Ellyn, IL – The Bearings Specialists Association (BSA) has announced that Suzanne Richer, president, Customs & Trade Solutions Inc., will discuss the topic of International Trade Issues Affecting the Bearing Industry in a luncheon presentation to all attendees at the BSA 2010 Fall Meeting on Monday, Sept. 27, at the Hilton Suites Chicago-Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL.

Richer is a licensed customs broker with more than 25 years of experience in international supply chain management. She has served in the Ports of Detroit, Miami, Newark and Philadelphia. Richer has counselled corporations in the importation of automotive vehicles and parts, electronics, wearing apparel and machinery, and has worked with clients during closing audits with US Customs, assisted in programs such as C-TPAT at Tier 3 levels, and counselled on international trade law issues. Richer was recognized in 2006 by the Journal of Commerce as one of the top 20 Women in Transportation.

International trade is a key topic for BSA. The association recently embraced an anti-counterfeiting distributor partnership proposal from the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA). BSA’s opposition to counterfeit products is well-established. Its Top Ten program of reasons to buy products and services from authorized BSA member distributors was launched in 2007 to help distributors educate end users about the value of authorized distribution.

In addition to the international trade presentation, the BSA 2010 Fall Meeting offers the association’s committees the opportunity to pursue their agendas without the distractions of broader programming at the BSA Annual Convention. BSA encourages members and participating manufacturers who are not currently committee members to attend the Fall Meeting and try out committees that interest them, as well as the BSA networking opportunity.


The Chicago location and a well-planned schedule of committee meetings allow attendees to participate with minimal time away from their other business responsibilities.

Additional Fall Meeting information is available from the BSA website,, or by calling the association at 630-858-3838. The registration deadline is August 26, 2010.