CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Area Port of Champlain’s third Trade Day was held on May 19. This event was an opportunity for the trade community to meet with the CBP officials and partner government agencies responsible for facilitating imports while enforcing trade laws.
Trade Day activities were held in the first floor cargo warehouse in Champlain. Four separate but identical sessions were held to accommodate busy schedules.
Partner government agencies who participated in Trade Day with CBP included the Consumer Product Safety Commission; the Food and Drug Administration; U.S. Fish and Wildlife; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. CBP was represented by cargo officers, agriculture specialists, import specialists, and entry specialists. Trade Day also afforded the chance for learning more about the process of importing commercial goods, the Automated Commercial Environment, and the Centers of Excellence and Expertise.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.