Registration Now Open for U.S. Customs' 2011 Trade Symposium in DC
Registration opened today for U.S. Customs and Border Protection's 2011 Trade Symposium, which will be held in Washington, DC on April 13 and 14. This will be CBP's first trade symposium since December 2009, since no program was held last year.
For those persons familiar with the BIS Update on export controls, the CBP Trade Symposium is a similar program for the importing and customs community.
Unlike the past few customs symposia that were focused on security, the topic of this year's symposium is "Working Together to Strengthen Economic Competitiveness." The topics on the agenda include:
- U.S. Trade a Top Priority
- Interagency Cooperation: One Government Approach to the Border
- CBP’s New Ways to Manage by Accounts: Pilots and Initiatives
- Enhancing Air Cargo Security after Yemen: A case study in collaborative Supply Chain Security
- Town Hall Meeting: A Smarter and Safer Border
- Agriculture-Related Issues
- Border Issues/Initiatives
- CBP Trade Strategy
- In-bond Issues
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Partnership Programs
- Role of the Customs Broker
- The National Export Initiative and FTZs
- Using Today’s ACE Capabilities to the Full Potential
- What’s Ahead for ACE (Cargo Release, ITDS, PSC and More
Further information and a link to the registration page can be found here on CBP's website. The registration fee is $450. Registration usually fills up quickly, so be sure to register soon.