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Trade Outreach via Webinar

CBP hosts trade outreach events via free webinars to provide more timely and up-to-date information to the international trade community on CBP trade policy, as established by the agency.

CBP continues to offer live webinars that will be recorded and available for subsequent on-demand viewing over the Internet. The programs will consist of a high-level overview of the initiative, policy, or other topic, and will conclude with an opportunity for the trade to ask pertinent questions. To maximize the trade community's ability to ask questions during the webinars, the presentation portion will be limited to approximately 30 minutes.

Space is limited per webinar, so please pre-register using the CBP online registration process listed below. Although the trade outreach webinars are provided free of charge, CBP incurs a penalty fee for unused telephone lines per event. If for any reason you must cancel your registration, please submit your notice of cancellation via the online cancellation form 48 hours prior to the event.

 Scheduled Webinars and Registration Links

Classification of Tea ( Pending Reschedule)


Previously Recorded

Previously Recorded Webinars

Quota Processing and Managing Quota Commodities in ACE (June 5, 2019)Quota Processing and Managing Quota Commodities in ACE (June 5, 2019)Between May 2019 to August 2019, the National Import Specialist Division hosted over 30 webinars to discuss various commodities topics.  Below is a list of the National Import Specialists and their respective webinar recording.

A Walk Through Chapter 59

Seafood Products of Chapter 3 and 16

Water Sport Equipment and Water Craft

Chapter 67: Odds and Ends

Textile Outer Soles

Women’s knit skirts and trousers

Heading 3916: Monofilament, Rods, Sticks and Profile Shapes

Classification of Upper Body Undergarments

Parts of General Use

Memory Devices of Headings 8541, 8523 and 8471

Structures / Classification of Chapter 29 Subchapter X

Woven Anoraks and Common Classification Mistakes

Fertilizers of Chapter 31

Lamps of Heading 8539

Current Issues in Festive Articles

History and Classification of Drones (UAVs)

Toilet and Kitchen Linen and Other Towels

Heading 0406: Cheese

Miscellaneous Edible Preparations of Heading 2106

Unraveling Yarns

Classification of Refrigerant Mixtures

Wood Flooring Classification Refresher

Heading 9022

Fibers and Fabrics: Back to Basics

Steel Wire

Textile/Plastic Combinations: Who knew it was so complicated?

Precious and Semi-precious Stones of Headings 7103 and 7104

Other Cast Articles of Iron or Steel

Classification of Coins of Heading 7118

Aluminum: Trade Remedies and ADCVD

Heading 4202: A Tale of Two Sections

Completely Obscured Garments

Headings 6205 and 6206: Recent Issues

Classification of Tea

Tableware and Kitchenware of Plastic and Wood


Quota Processing and Managing Quota Commodities in ACE (June 5, 2019)

On June 5, 2019, Customs and Border Protection Office of Trade and Office of Trade Relations, presented a webinar  to NCBFAA members providing a general overview of how quota class merchandise is processed in the ACE system.  A basic overview of the types of quota and how date and time of presentation are established was presented.  Additionally, opening moment and first come first serve procedures were explained as well as some common Opening Moment quotas.

Importer Security Filing-5 (ISF-5) Enforcement Webinar (March 15, 2019) 
On March 15, 2019, Customs and Border Protection's Office of Cargo and Conveyance Security and Office of Trade Relations, held a webinar to explain the ISF-5 Enforcement that goes went into effect on Friday, March 15, 2019 per CSMS# 19-000063. This webinar covered the Final Rule that was effective on May 14, 2018, and expanded the definition of Importer Security Filing (ISF) for certain types of shipments including Freight Remaining On Board (FROB) as well as Transportation and Exportation (T&E) and Immediate Exportation (IE) in-bond movements. These changes were necessary to ensure that the ISF Importer included parties that have a commercial interest in the cargo and have best access to the required data. CBP encourages all ocean carriers, NVOCCs, customs brokers, and importers to attend this webinar to understand their obligations as the ISF Importer and comply with these requirements before full enforcement begins. Those parties who do not comply expose themselves to cargo holds and liquidated damages.
TSCA Title VI Import Certification Webinar ( February 26, 2019) (March 6, 2019)

On February 26, 2019 and March 6, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention ,Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (EPA), along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Trade Relations (OTR) and Office of Trade (OT), presented an overview of the TSCA Title VI regulation as it applies to imported composite wood products, component parts, and finished goods as well as the March 22, 2019 TSCA Section 13 import certification date and how import certification will be completed in the ACE-ITDS environment.

2018 NCSD Webinar Training Schedule (April 2018- September 2018)

Between April 2018 to September 2018, the National Import Specialist Division hosted over 40 webinars to discuss various commodities topics. 

Below is a list of the webinar recordings, by subject matter.

2018 Forced Labor Webinar (August 22, 2018)

On August 22, 2018,  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade with speakers from the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of State (DOS) and a non-profit organization, Verite, hosted a Forced Labor webinar.  The CBP Forced Labor Division gave an update on their role and responsibilities, DOL gave an overview on its Comply Chain: Business Tools for Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains, DOS furnished remarks as a lead in to the presentation by Verite on the Responsible Sourcing Tool. 

2018 Customs Broker Triennial Status Report and Fee, Paperless Submission Webinar (February 5, 2018)

The CBP Office of Trade, Broker Management Branch scheduled a webinar on February 5 webinar from 2-3 p.m. EST to discuss the status of the submission period for the 2018 CBP Triennial Status Report and fee that opened Dec. 15, 2017. Every licensed broker is required to file a status report with CBP every three years and the deadline for submitting the 2018 Triennial Status Report and fee is Feb. 28, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Brokers may submit fees electronically via, which accepts credit card, debit card, and digital wallet (i.e. PayPal and Amazon Pay) payments. No additional fees are charged for any payments, and receipts are provided electronically. CBP encourages all brokers to submit the report and fee electronically; however, CBP will accept a paper status report and payment at the port that originally delivered the license.

Failure to file a Triennial Status Report will result in revocation of the customs broker’s license by operation of law, without prejudice.

Last modified: 
September 27, 2019