Over 1,200 members of the trade community including importers, exporters, customs brokers, forwarders, carriers and various supporting businesses descended on Chicago July 22-24, 2019 to hear from the top leadership of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service. Speakers included Mark Morgan (Acting Commissioner of CBP), Kevin McAleenan (Acting Secretary of DHS) and Brenda Smith (EAC from the Office of Trade). Also in attendance were speakers from CBP, FDA, DOC and USTR.
Subjects discussed included the Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador) and the Flow of Irregular Migration to the Southern Border, Trade Remedies and the Exclusion process for S232 and S301 tariffs, 21st Century Customs Framework and eCommerce challenges and opportunities.
Customs renewed its commitment to partner with the Trade through various working groups, including COAC, to use the feedback and comments from the trade community to further improve the process and increase the security for all parties involved in the international trade arena.
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Visit the CBP website for additional information posted about the 2019 Trade Symposium.