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U.S. Customs and Border Protection To Host International Trade Fair In Seattle

Release Date: 
July 11, 2012

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:

  • Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
  • CBP Seattle and Blaine Area Ports
    • Entry & Import Specialist Branches/Cargo Office/Global Entry/Nexus
  • CBP Client Representatives
  • CBP Office of International Trade
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Department of Commerce
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Health Canada

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • 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:

Start End Agency Presentation
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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017