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International Trade Day Comes To Buffalo On November 2

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Border Improvements Briefing, Workshops and Individual Networking with Border Officials and Agencies from  United States and Canada

Date:November 2, 2016
Time:9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Open to the public

Harbor Center Ice Rinks & Marriott Hotel 
95 Washington St, Buffalo, NY  
(Adjacent to Key Bank Arena)


9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Can-Am Border Improvements Briefing Panel
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:Concurrent Workshops and Individual Networking with Border Officials/Agencies
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.:Business Mobility/Immigration Issues for the United States and Canada
Cyril Joseph, Program Manager, Citizenship & Immigration Canada
Rich Misztal, Program Manager – CBP Immigration Liaison
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Implementation of the Single Window through ACE
CBP and the Partner Government Agencies are finalizing the march to implementation of the Single Window as mandated by the President’s Executive Order.  This panel will cover recently deployed capabilities and the remaining mandatory transition targeted for January 2017.  In addition, CBP will cover initial plans for ACE post-2016, including an update of ACE truck manifest.
ACE Business Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Kimberly Marsho, Director, Communications and Training 
Jonathan Veley, Branch Chief, Readiness and Deployment 
Shari McCann, Branch Chief, Communications
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:FDA Imports Today - FDA Overview & Current Issues
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Sandra Sylvester, Director, Import Operations, New York District/Upstate
Shannon DiNardo, Import Specialist, New York District/Upstate
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Individual Networking with Border Agencies and Officials


U.S. Customs and Border Protection Personnel (invited):            

  • Import and Entry Specialists                                             
  • Agriculture Specialists                                                       
  • Homeland Security Investigations                                               
  • ABI - Automated Broker Interface Client Representatives
  • C-TPAT - Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Supply Chain Specialists
  • ACE – Automated Commercial Environment Business Office
  • Industrial Manufacturing & Materials Center for Excellence and Expertise
  • Cargo Inspection Officers
  • NEXUS Trusted Traveler Officials
  • National Account Managers

Participating Government Agencies (invited):

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture                            
  • U.S. Department of Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • U.S. Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canada Food Inspection Agency

For more information, contact:  Linda.Soltis@international.gc.ca  (716) 566-2322 or Tammy Hudson at Tammy.L.Hudson@cbp.dhs.gov (716) 843-8316.

Last Modified: May 24, 2022