Our History

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Duty Drawback Management Team

Our History

Anthony Nogueras founded Alliance International following seventeen years experience in the international logistics industry as a drawback specialist.

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Alliance International specializes in implementing and managing duty recovery programs. In his previous position as regional manager, Tony was responsible for West Coast operations of the nation's largest drawback service provider. His responsibilities included management of a seven-person staff and supervision of drawback filing activities for more than 40 accounts. Previously, Tony managed the drawback operations of a multinational freight forwarding and import brokerage concern. In this position, he was responsible for four regional offices, 40 employees and more than $50 million in annual drawback recoveries.

Tony brings drawback experience in a variety of industries including electronics, steel, chemicals, titanium and textiles. He has developed and presented more than 20 duty drawback seminars to potential drawback filers and industry trade groups. In 1988 he graduated with honors from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations with a minor in economics. He also is a licensed customs broker.

Drawback Specialists





Our Management Team

Meet Our Duty Drawback Specialists

Alliance maintains a staff well-trained in the management and administration of duty drawback recovery programs. Roll over images to read our teams short bios.

Drawback Process

Nicole Kartchner, Director of Operations, joined Alliance in 2009 on a part-time basis while pursuing her secondary degree in nursing. Nicole developed a passion for the drawback business and now manages some of Alliance's largest and most challenging accounts. As a drawback systems specialist, Nicole also manages the conversion of data files provided by our clients for eventual import into our drawback processing software. In this function, Nicole developed numerous specialized reporting applications to enhance data integrity and drawback claim accuracy.

Nicole Kartchner

Partner, VP of Operations (Bio)

Duty Drawback Company

Duane Rice recently joined us fresh off of a 37 career at GE. During that time he held various leadership positions from AP Manager, HR Manager, Facility Manager and Freight Payments transitions leader. In his most recently role Duane was the leader for all GE US Duty Drawback as well as responsible for issuing all bonds and POA’s for GE US. In the prior four years he increased the duty recovery from just about $9MM to over $20MM. Duane’s expertise is building relationships and process development. He has initiated programs for Manufacturing and Unused, including products to Canada.

Duane Rice

Drawback Manager (Bio)

Account Executive

Alan Rodriguez, Account Executive and Computer Engineer. During his tenure with Glenn International, Alan was instrumental in securing and managing a $1.5 million high-end lighting project for Puerto Rico's largest bank, Banco Popular, in their downtown San Juan headquarters. Shortly thereafter, he founded his own lighting products import company. It was during this time that he learned of the duty drawback program and identified that Miami, the primary export gateway to Latin America, presented a unique opportunity for this highly specialized service.

Alan Rodriguez

Drawback Consultant

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