WHO WE ARE

Addison-Clifton is a global trade compliance firm focused on assisting clients in developing and maintaining global trade compliance management systems. The firm was founded in 2004 on the simple philosophy of providing quality global trade compliance services at a predictable and affordable price.

Recognizing that multi-national corporations and companies conduct business throughout the world, Addison-Clifton opened its Shanghai, China office in 2004 and its Ningbo, China office in September 2013. The firm’s Asia Market Services team in Shanghai and Ningbo is focused on serving U.S. companies doing business in Asia, corporate clients in China and building business partnerships between Asia and U.S. companies.

Addison-Clifton’s team consists of senior advisors and associates from diverse backgrounds, ranging from law to computer and mechanical engineering. This unique combination gives Addison-Clifton the ability to appreciate the technical nuances that are often involved in the export and import of goods while navigating the complex trade regulations.

In a world where trade regulations and business needs are continuously evolving, Addison-Clifton is committed to staying abreast of changes to ensure that its clients are compliant, while addressing their business needs. Addison-Clifton is dedicated to providing personalized services. Each global trade compliance management system is customized to address the distinct needs of the company, regardless of the company’s size.

Databases and programs that are used by Addison-Clifton on various client projects include, but are not limited to:

  • AutoCAD:  computer aided drafting
  • Descartes Systems (USA) LLC:  compliance resource software tool
  • Enovia:  viewer for documents
  • Epic:  bill of materials/database
  • Exp.O:  shipment tracker
  • Haystack:  defense logistics and parts information
  • JDE (AS400):  order Management System
  • Matrix10:  viewer for documents
  • M2M:  Made-To-Manage database
  • Office 365 (Microsoft) file storage and sharing for businesses
  • Oracle:  database and program portal
  • Relativity:  online document review software
  • Spex:  export logistics software
  • SolidWorks:  viewer for CAD drawings
  • Visio (Microsoft) program for generating flow charts
  • Windchill:  database portal

Information Security Policy:

Addison-Clifton provides an encryption key for database file transfers via e-mail.  The encrypted database is copied to a file transfer directory in Office 365.  The file is then shared using the approved client e-mail address.

Office 365 security and privacy practices can be found at:  http://www.microsoft.com/online/legal/v2/en-us/MOS_PTC_Security_Audit.htm

Office 365 applies the following standards for security and privacy:

  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 27018
  • Safe Harbor
  • SSAE16 SOC1 Type II
  • SOC2 Type II
  • FISMA

MEET THE TEAM

Ulice Payne Jr.

Ulice Payne Jr.

President
John Cianciolo

John Cianciolo

Senior Advisor - Trade Compliance Services
Roger Rangarajan

Roger Rangarajan

Senior Advisor - Trade Compliance Services
Robert Stachowicz

Robert Stachowicz

Senior Advisor - Trade Compliance Services
Diane Valenti

Diane Valenti

Director of Operations

Mandy Cen

Mandy Cen

Associate - Asia Market Services
Raymond Ro

Raymond Ro

Senior Advisor - Asia Market Services
Sissi Shen

Sissi Shen

Assistant Director - Asia Market Services

Anson Wang

Anson Wang

Senior Advisor - Asia Market Services
Karl Zhang

Karl Zhang

Senior Advisor - Asia Market Services