We are a group of former Customs officials dedicated to the development of small and medium size businesses in stimulating their growth in International Trade.
Through proper consultation and technical assistance these businesses will learn about the necessary steps needed for maintaining a strong business acumen in the Trade Industry.
We offer consulting in the areas of Customs formalities, Customs laws and regulations, supply chain security, import /export requirements, risk analysis, Customs brokers, freight forwarders and carriers.
Your business will learn about Entry requirements, Intellectual property rights (IPR), proper marking requirements, Customs valuation, Customs Bonds and many other areas of customs requirements to make your business more informed and maintain competitiveness in the global market.
Our experience staff maintain strong government affairs and liaison ensuring your interest in the trade industry will be represented.
Our vision is to share this knowledge with legitimate companies domestically and abroad.
Founder Glenn Washington leading a Conference
Glenn Washington is the principal founder and owner of 1789 Group Inc.
Washington has held various progressively responsible management positions for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spanning thirty-two plus years. His previous positions have includedCertified SupervisorCourse Developer/Instructor at the CBP Office of Field Operations Training Academy located in Glynco, Georgia. Additionally, he is a Certified CBP Field Training officer as well as a certified Federal Law Enforcement Instructor, Federal law Enforcement Training Center.
Mr. Washington previous positions include Supervisor-JKF Airport; Chief-San Juan International Airport, Supervisor- Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport; Chief-U.S. Virgin islands; and Assistant Area Port Director-U.S. Virgin Islands where he was responsible for three Ports of Entry covering Trade , Passenger, Immigration, Agriculture and Enforcement programs.
His international assignments extended beyond U.S. Borders where he served as Chief of Party for the U.S. CBP Advisory team to Trinidad and Tobago Customs and Excise. Other foreign assignments included Benin, Cote D’IVORIE, Nigeria, and the Caribbean.
His extensive worldwide contacts within the global community provides clients with the benefit of receiving high level consultations backed by years of professionalism and integrity.