Patricia Compres
CEO, Advance Customs & Consulting LLC

Patricia Compres
Pat Compres founded Advance Customs Brokers & Consulting LLC in 2013, a firm dedicated to clearing produce through US Customs, USDA and FDA nationwide. The firm also provides consulting services for C-TPAT, ISA and other government programs. She also advices customers on importing process, structuring commercial transactions, advocate and troubleshoot for them on issues that affect their imports. She commenced her career in the produce industry in 1986, when she founded C &C Trading Company, which imported produce from the Caribbean. In 1989, she founded Customized Brokers Inc., a U.S. Customs Brokerage dedicated to clearing fresh fruits and vegetables which she later sold to Crowley Maritime. Throughout her career, she has lobbied Washington on behalf of produce importers and she has also changed the way the clearing process is approached by the U.S. Customs brokerage industry. Compres is the USDA Committee Chair for the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, and CBP User Fee Advisory Committee. She has also served as a member of the Board of Director for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Global Committee.