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CANADIAN AND U.S. FIRMS COMBINE STRENGTHS TO FORM NORTH AMERICAN TRADE SERVICES GROUP

 TORONTO, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- De Angelus Schaffer & Associates, the Washington-based international trade and government relations consulting firm, has joined with Livingston Group Inc., Canada's leading trade and logistics services company, to form an international trade consulting and management organization offering broadly based North American trade expertise. The merged organization will operate under the name LIVINGSTON TRADE SERVICES, a division of Livingston Group.
 Livingston Group is Canada's largest provider of customs brokerage, international trade, public warehousing, contract distribution, and transportation management services. A subsidiary, Livingston International, recently announced that it has been granted a customs brokerage license to operate in the United States and will be opening offices this month in seven locations on the United States side of the Canada/U.S. border.
 The principals of De Angelus Schaffer have had extensive careers in the United States Customs Service as well as in the private sector. Alfred R. De Angelus' customs career encompassed more than 27 years, including five years as deputy commissioner. Robert P. Schaffer's customs career spanned 22 years, culminating in the position of assistant commissioner of customs (commercial operations). For the past five years their firm has specialized in providing strategic, operational, technical and management advice on a wide range of international trade and government issues to United States and foreign companies. Mr. De Angelus and Mr. Schaffer will assume the positions of president and senior vice president respectively of Livingston Trade Services in the U.S. and will continue to be located in the Washington office.
 The Canadian offices of Livingston Trade Services are located in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. Louis Huneault, formerly deputy minister of revenue, customs and excise for Canada, will assume responsibility for coordination of Livingston Trade Services activities as group vice president of the North American operations. "We plan to add Mexican expertise in the very near future to complement our U.S. and Canadian operations," said Huneault. "This will build on our recent alliance with Almacenadora Bancomer, a major Mexican logistics services provider, and give us true continental capabilities," he said.
 In announcing the formation of Livingston Trade Services, Donald H. Gordon, President and C.E.O. of Livingston Group Inc. stated that "The ability to trade competitively, both within the North American Free Trade Zone and overseas is becoming vital to the longer term viability of many companies. The marketing and movement of goods across national borders can, however, be complex. Roadblocks arise that discourage many manufacturers from capitalizing on otherwise attractive opportunities. Livingston Trade Services will be positioned not only to advise on a broad spectrum of trade related issues but more importantly, to remove potential barriers by providing full management of the trade and logistics process with single source accountability."
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 /CONTACT: Donald H. Gordon, president & C.E.O. of Livingston Group Inc., 416-626-2828, or fax 416-622-8587, in Canada 1-800-387-7584, or in USA 1-800-387-7582, or Louis Huneault, group vice president of Livingston Trade Services, 613-235-7359, or fax 613-563-1074, or Dianne Werbicki, marketing services of Livingston Group Inc., 416-626-2828, or fax 416-620-1556, in Canada 1-800-387-7584, in USA 1-800-387-7582, or Alfred R. De Angelus, president of Livingston Trade Services, Inc., 202-783-2000, or fax 202-628-5814, or Karl Eichner, communications consultant of Karl Eichner & Assoc., 416-447-2265, or fax 416-447-2265/


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