2010 Winter Games VANOC Appointment Letter

If you have ever been involved in the movement of a special project or event of epic size, then you know first hand the amount of time that goes into planning and logistics.

Add the customs and documentation preparation for crossing international borders and it becomes very perplexing.

With numerous shipments crossing at separate times and the tight time lines with events, the last thing you need is an inexperienced customs broker and freight forwarder on the job.

When it came time for the Province of British Columbia to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) took no chances and placed all their trust on a customs broker and freight forwarder who had the flexibility and proven skills to pull it off.

Pacific Customs Brokers was appointed the designated customs broker while their sister company PCB Freight Management was appointed the designated freight forwarder to the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC).

Vanoc Appointment Letter

PCB Freight Management

Pacific Customs Brokers

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Cherie Storms
CCS (CA & US), CTCS, CBSA Prof. Designate

Cherie Storms is the Canadian Operations Manager with PCB Customs Brokers, with over 20 years in international trade operations and regulatory experience. Since joining the company in 2007, she has become an Executive Board Member for the Canadian Customs Brokers Society, BC Region, and spoke at the Women in Transportation Annual General Meeting in 2010 regarding her experience running international logistics for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Cherie is a member of CSCB's National Commercial Operations and eManifest Committee and sits on the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers' Board of Directors. In 2020, Cherie received the Emerging Leader award in the annual Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey Women in Business Awards. In her off time, Cherie is a motorsports driver for the Shift Up Now racing team, SCCA and CACC Women on Track Leader, racing tracks in Daytona and Indianapolis. With multiple championships, Cherie is a leader in the Jr Ambassador Program, encouraging young girls to excel in motorsports. Cherie has spoken at many seminars on the importance of trade compliance. She is currently enrolled in the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Business Management Program to become an international trade lawyer.

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