Called to lead the nations through international development & empowerment, Ms. Kelli Thompson has dedicated her life to providing international trade advisory, training, and customs compliance consulting to countries around the world. Kelli has traveled to many countries including Zambia, Guatemala, Kenya, Lesotho providing technical assistance to developing countries and leading textile verification teams on behalf of the United States government.
Ms. Thompson’s background includes over 15 years of international trade experience including work for the United States Treasury Department, Office for Technical Assistance and partnering with many international organizations. She has worked for United States Customs and Border Protection for 7 years as a Supervisory Import Specialist and a Course Development Instructor for newly hired import specialist at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
In 2014, Ms. Thompson founded Integrity International Trade Consulting LLC that helps businesses navigate through the maze of import regulations. The company specializes in consulting, training, classification, and valuation compliance audits, and provides trade preference programs audit services.
Ms. Thompson successfully guides governments from developing countries through the complex articles outlined in the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement.
As one of the country’s leading experts in international trade and compliance in the United States and a United States Licensed Customers Broker, Ms. Thompson is regularly called upon by some of the nation’s most prestigious law firms to serve as a Customs Expert/Witness.
A sought-after speaker and thought leader, Ms. Thompson is often asked to comment on industry related trends, customs compliance, and international trade in developed and developing nations.