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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.

Webinars Scheduled 



Previously Recorded

Previously Recorded Webinars

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.   

Webinar Recording  

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 CPSC Regulatory Robot Webinar (December 11, 2018)

On December 11, 2018, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s Small Business Ombudsman, along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Trade Relations and the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), presented information on business resources available through the CPSC, and provided a demonstration of the agency’s newly launched Regulatory Robot.  This free online tool helps businesses determine what U.S. safety regulations apply to specific consumer products.  The Robot demo highlights the system’s enhanced functionality, including content now fully available in English and Chinese, and partially available in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Indonesian.

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.

ORR Broker Regulations and BMB Brokers Exam Webinar (July 26, 2017)

On July 26, 2017, a webinar was held to discuss The Automated Customs Broker’s Exam. Some key points that were reviewed in the webinar were, automating the exam; modernization, registration, location, environment and a sample exam link and results notification was provided. Also discussed during the webinar were the recent Executive Orders (EO) and guidance documents affecting the regulatory environment.

Broker's Audit Webinar (June 26, 2017)

On June 26, 2017, a webinar was held to discuss the following topics: Audits, Non Audits Surveys, Surveys and Informed Compliance.

Last modified: 
August 23, 2019