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June 21, 2017

Logistics Experts TLR Named Silver Sponsor of Import/Export Conference

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Portland, Oregon-based logistics expert firm TLR has returned as a Silver Sponsor of the upcoming 2017 Import/Export Conference. Specializing in consultative services and strategic partnering that helps their clients build and expand international market segments, TLR’s team of professionals provide expertise in import, export, regulatory and trade compliance, State Department and Commerce licensing, freight forwarding and customs brokerage.

Taking place August 2-4 in Washington, D.C., the NSSF and FAIR Trade Group Import/Export Conference gathers industry professionals to discuss the many compliance issues facing today’s U.S. firearms and accessory makers negotiating the complexities involved in doing business with other countries.

“We are so very pleased that TLR will once again be participating in our annual Import/Export Conference,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF Director, Exhibitions and Conferences. “Our industry has much to gain from the TLR team’s knowledge bank, and that can quickly turn into opportunities for our industry members looking to expand into new markets.”

“The NSSF and the FAIR Trade Group have done a phenomenal job identifying key regulatory issues facing their constituency,” said Terri Bartle, President of TLR. “These professionals consistently provide a forum that makes regulations digestible, engaging and effortless. Their ability to tailor the content to meet the knowledge levels of all attendees is remarkable, as is their profound commitment to a fully informed and compliant membership. This proactive work makes TLR’s job of navigating the turbulent waters of international logistics that much easier.”

A joint presentation of NSSF and the FAIR Trade Group, the 2017 Import/Export Conference is the firearms industry’s premier educational event for manufacturers and others in the supply chain doing business internationally or considering such expansion. Additional sponsorship opportunities for this conference are still available. To learn more, contact Chis Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, View more information on the conference, including speakers, legislative issues scheduled for discussion and economic impact data.


About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit


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