Society for International Affairs

Educating the International Trade Community on Export and Import Process

Expect powerful change as a member of the Society for International Affairs.  SIA members have access to resources that provides a forum for the exchange of information related to export and import licensing. SIA interests cover the entire spectrum of licensing issues pertaining to the Department of Commerce, Defense, State and Treasury. 




It is with an extremely heavy heart, the Society of International Affairs Board of Directors regrets to inform you that Jill Garrison passed away on January 21, 2019 from complications related to her long battle with Carcinoid Syndrome.  She is survived by her husband Scott, and her two sons Bryce and Brett.

Jill served as SIA’s Business Manager for over 15 years. However, Jill was so much more than the Business Manager for SIA.  Jill was our anchor.  Without Jill, this organization would not be what it is today; she helped transform SIA, and helped guide our volunteers, and keep our Board on the straight and narrow.

Jill brought exuberance and grace to everything that she did.  She touched so many hearts throughout the years with her smile, laughter, quick wit, and not just external but inner beauty. Many of us have had the privilege to work with her and have been fortunate enough to be able to call her our friend.

There are not sufficient words to capture the grief that many of us are experiencing at this time.  However, knowing Jill, she is at peace and she lived an amazing life, gracing us each in our own way.

We ask that you all remember her vitality and all that she was, and celebrate her rich, fulfilling life. We will always carry her in our hearts.

The Garrison Family kindly requests, should you wish, in lieu of flowers please donate to the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation:

Thank you.

Upcoming events



The Society for International Affairs is requesting qualifying proposals to SIA’s Request for Proposal for Business Manager

Bidding opens on February 15, 2019.  Bidding period closes March 15, 2019To access the RFP, please click HERE 


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Learn about the SIA Scholarship program here
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HERE to download the application!  Application deadline EXTENDED to March 1, 2019!

Benefits of Becoming a Member

Education and Professional Development

  • Conferences:  By being a member of SIA, you will receive the membership discounted rate to attend SIA’s conferences, workshops and luncheons, where you will learn about the latest regulatory updates in trade controls and compliance, be able to interact with colleagues and others in industry, as well as interface with government participants.
  • Certification:  Attendance at SIA conferences may enhance your career and learning requirements by qualifying for continuing education credits,depending upon the jurisdiction and jurisdiction-specific requirements.
  • Leadership Opportunities:  Volunteering for SIA extends leadership opportunities in the Trade Controls and Compliance network, SIA Board, and provides an opportunity to give back to the trade community in a meaningful way.
  • Networking:  Members can engage in discussion with other members on various interests, topics, issues, and trends through SIA membership related events, as well as develop professional and personal relationship with fellow members,industry and government participants.
  • Newsletters:  Members receive a monthly newsletter that updates them on upcoming conferences, workshops and other SIA events, as well as recent trade compliance related updates.
  • Scholarships:  SIA is committed to growing and educating the trade community. One way it does this is through our annual scholarship that is awarded to college and graduate students interested in a career international trade compliance.  As members, mentorship opportunities are welcomed here.

SIA membership information is provided as a service to SIA Members ONLY and is intended for networking purposes. SIA does not permit the use of its membership list for soliciting or promoting business opportunities.

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