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Trade Outreach Webinars

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

The following Forced Labor Prevention webinars are hosted by the Office of Trade and the Office of Field Operations respectively. Please click on the webinar title to register. The webinar link will be sent via email the day before the webinar is scheduled.

January Webinars

Forced Labor 101

Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. EST

CTPAT-Forced Labor

Friday, January 27, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. EST

Past Webinar Recordings

Chapter 95... What's New in 2022 July 2022

Basically Furniture: An overview of 9403 August 2021

Office and School Supplies of Plastic and Metal August 2021

Pet Products August 2021

Classification for Dummies…Mannequins & Dolls June 2021

Case Studies on Cooking Appliances and Fire Pits June 2021

Engravings, Prints and Lithographs of Heading 9702 July 2021

Jewelry Basics July 2021

Heating It Up, Electrothermically - Heading 8516-May 2021

Plastic Plates, Sheets, Film, Foil and Strip - 2020

Don't be a Bedhead, Untangling Bedding of 9404 - 2020

Wheeled Toys - 2020 

Heading 9603 - Brooms and Brushes - 2020 

Writing Instruments - 2020

Paintings, Drawings, and Pastels of Heading 9701 - 2020 

Non-Electric Lamps of Subheading 9405.50 - 2020

Blankets of Heading 6301 - 2020 

A Look at Festive Articles of Chapter 95 - 2020 

Classification of Paper Goods - 2020 

Watches and Clocks of Chapter 91 - 2020 

H270389 (Mixed Media/Essential Character) - 2020 

Water Sport Equipment and Water Craft - 2019

Chapter 67: Odds and Ends - 2019

Lamps of Heading 8539 - 2019

Toilet and Kitchen Linen and Other Towels - 2019

Classification of Coins of Heading 7118 - 2019

Heading 4202: A Tale of Two Sections - 2019

Tableware and Kitchenware of Plastic and Wood - 2019

Travel bags - 2018

Articles Designed for Demonstrational Purposes - 2018

Festive Articles - 2018

Ribbons and Trimmings - 2018

Cameras of Subheading 8525.80 - 2018

Ornaments, Boxes and Furniture of Heading 4420 - 2018

Bed Linens - 2018

What's a toy? - 2018

Electromechanical Domestic Appliances - 2018

Glass Containers: Headings 7010 and 7013 - 2018

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.

Coming Soon.

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 - 2020

USMCA Presentation - 2020

Gold, Unwrought or in Semi-manufactured Forms, 7108 August 2021

Hanging Your Hat on Base Metal Fixtures  July 2021

Heading 3916: Monofilament, Rods, Sticks and Profile Shapes - 2019

Parts of General Use - 2019

Wood Flooring Classification Refresher - 2019

Steel Wire - 2019

Role of Material in - 2018

Monumental and Building Stone - 2018

Plywood, Veneered Panels, and Similar Laminated Wood - 2018

Self-Adhesives of Heading 3919 - 2018

Sanitary Ware of Iron or Steel - 2018

Antidumping on Diamond Sawblades - 2018

Tubes and Pipes of Iron or Steel - 2018

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.

EPA Supplemental Guide to the CATAIR - 2019

CBP Filing Tips Sheets - 2019

TSCA Hotline TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov or 202-554-1404

EPA Resources - 2019

On December 9, 2020, CBP provided the trade community a webinar covering topics specific to protests (19 U.S.C. 1514). The webinar topics included Trade Remedy protests, selected protest topics such as submission and amending, Application for Further Review (AFR), Center of Excellence and Expertise (Center) submission best practices, and Accelerated Disposition & Court of International Trade (CIT) filings. This presentation is not intended to replace previously provided formal guidance to the trade community, nor is it intended to constitute legal advice.

Protest Webinar Recording - 2020

Protest Webinar Slides - 2020

  • Last Modified: January 19, 2023