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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

For the following NCSD Webinars you only have to register once. Once you register you will be subscribed to all of the information for that month's series of webinars. You will receive login information the morning of the webinar.

Sports, Athletic, and Casual Footwear (Monday, May 4, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Classification Analysis of Display Devices (Thursday, May 14, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm EDT)

Mountings and Fittings Suitable for Motor Vehicles (Monday, May 18, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Orthopedic Appliances of Heading 9021 (Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Wheeled Toys (Thursday, May 21, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm EDT)

Heading 9603 - Brooms and Brushes (Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Writing Instruments (Thursday, May 28, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm EDT )

Vehicle Parts and Accessories of Heading 8708 (Monday, June 1, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Paintings, Drawings, and Pastels of Heading 9701 (Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Non-Electric Lamps of Subheating 9405.50 (Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Chapter 5: Products of Animal Origin (Monday, June 8, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Man-Made Fibers: Synthetic or Artificial (Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

How to Handle Handbags (Monday, June 15, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Classification of Tea (Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Classification of Ponchos, Capes, Ski Suits and Ski Pants (Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Sporting Headgear (Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Blankets of Heading 6301 (Monday, July 13, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

A Look at Festive Articles of Chapter 95 (Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Filtering out Classification Issues of Heading 8421 (Monday, July 20, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Classification of Paper Goods (Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Diamonds of Heading 7102 (Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Vehicles of Chapter 87 (Monday, July 27, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Watches and Clocks of Chapter 91 (Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Chemicals of Chapter 28 (Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

H270389 (Mixed Media/Essential Character) (Monday, August 3, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)

Classification of Organic Chemicals of Chapter 29 (Tuesday,August 4, 2020 1:30-2:30pm EDT)




Previously Recorded Webinars

The U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a free trade agreement between the named countries, which importers can use to receive preferential treatment, including reduced/eliminated duty.  The USMCA enters into force on July 1, 2020 and replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  These webinars are available for the private sectors’ use to understand the USMCA’s structure and requirements, and CBP’s compliance guidance resources. The information in this webinar was accurate as of June 12th, 2020.

Please reference CBP’s USMCA Implementing Instructions for additional compliance guidance. Additional information is available on CBP’s USMCA webpage.

Webinar Link

USMCA Presentation

On Febuary 26, 2020, CBP hosted a webinar with Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) titled Forced Labor- The Potential Impact To Your Global Supply Chain.

Webinar Link

On December 12, 2019, CBP hosted a webinar on Forced Labor.

Forced Labor Presentation

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: 
August 6, 2020