WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that registration opens today for the forthcoming 2013 East Coast Trade Symposium and encourages members of the international trade community to attend.
The 2013 East Coast Trade Symposium will be held Oct. 24-25, 2013 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. This year's theme is "Increasing Economic Competitiveness through Global Partnerships and Innovation."
The symposium is expected to cover key trade initiatives, including Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) single window and full deployment, World Customs Organization, the president's National Export Initiative, public-private sector engagement, Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS), agriculture, Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs), Trusted Trader Programs and partnership in trade enforcement.
Due to the overwhelming interest in the symposium, CBP will allow up to three representatives per company to afford equal participation from the international trade community.
The registration fee for onsite participation is $108. Registration must be made online at CBP.gov and payment must be made by credit card.
Interested parties may sign up online for the symposium.
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.