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CBP 2020 Trade Symposium Registration Now Open

Posted January 17, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced that registration for the 2020 Trade Symposium is now open. This year’s event will be held March 10-11 at the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim, CA.

This year’s general sessions include discussions on International Trade Organizations, Interagency Collaboration, and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Breakout Sessions:
  • Forced Labor session will address social compliance and enforcement goals.
  • E-Commerce session will provide a detailed status and outcomes regarding Entry Type 86, 321 Data Pilot, and the collaboration between CBP and Industry.
  • Collaboration & Process Modernization will deliver CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria implementation status and the future state of In-bound, and Export capabilities.
  • Technical & Operational Innovation will provide insight into the ongoing innovative efforts and accomplishments to include the Blockchain proof of concept, ACE and emerging technologies.

Based on feedback from attendees, returning this year and running concurrently with this year’s breakout sessions are:

  • Center 1-on-1 Sessions will offer attendees the opportunity to meet with their Center of Excellence and Expertise leadership.
  • Partner Government Agency (PGA) Speed Chat Sessions will offer attendees one on one open discussions with multiple Partner Government Agencies.

New this year...

  • Binding Rulings Workshop is an interactive, hands on session that will provide attendees an opportunity to learn more about acquiring a binding ruling and how to leverage the ruling to achieve compliance. 

Attendees are required to bring a laptop, tablet or mobile smart phone to participate in this session.  Space is limited and sign-up will be available on-site.

Click here to register. Please note that demand routinely exceeds capacity for CBP’s trade symposiums, so early registration for the event is advised.

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