Seattle- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will host a Trade Fair on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Galaxy Room at the Federal Center South located at 4735 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA.
The Trade Fair will provide importers, exporters and others associated with international trade the opportunity to speak one-on-one with representatives of federal/Canadian agencies involved with imports and exports. Participating agencies include:
USDA Veterinary Regulatory Support
Trade Fair attendees will also have the opportunity to attend various international trade-related presentations. Presentations will be held in the Mercury Room. The presentation topics and times are as follows:
|9:30||10:00||Department of Commerce||Introduction to Exporting and Available Resources|
|10:15||10:30||Food and Drug Administration||Food Safety Modernization Act|
|10:45||11:00||CBP Office of International Trade||National Defense Authorization Act of 2012|
|11:15||11:30||U.S. Department of Agriculture|
Plan Protection Quarantine
|Import and Export of Plants and Plant Products and the Difference Between PPQ and CBP Agriculture|
|11:45||12:00||CBP Seattle Field Office||Wood Packaging Material and How to Avoid Pitfalls|
|12:30||12:45||CBP Blaine Entry and Import Specialist Branch||Update on ACE Program Priorities: M1 and Simplified Entry|
|13:00||13:30||CBP Seattle Entry Branch||How to Become a Broker and Broker Responsibilities|
Federal Center South is a secured federal building and attendees must process through the security checkpoint. Picture identification is required for attendance.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.