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 webinars are hosted by The National Commodity Specialist Division, Office of Trade. Please click on the webinar title to register. The webinar link will be sent via email on the day of the webinar.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EDT
Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Agriculture & Prepared Products
The History & Classification of Chocolate August 2021
Apparel, Footwear & Textiles
2022 HTS Changes Affecting Outerwear February 2022
Nonwovens: The Basics June 2021
Fabrics for Specialized Uses June 2021
Water Resistant Apparel-May 2021
Clothing Accessories- May 2021
What’s New with Shoes?- May 2021
Automotive & Aerospace
Large Civil Aircraft July 2021
On February 26, 2020, CBP hosted a webinar with Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) titled Forced Labor- The Potential Impact To Your Global Supply Chain.
Consumer Products & Mass Merchandising
Basically Furniture: An overview of 9403 August 2021
Office and School Supplies of Plastic and Metal August 2021
Pet Products August 2021
Jewelry Basics July 2021
Static Converters July 2021
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.
Free Trade Agreements
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.
Industrial & Manufacturing Materials
Hanging Your Hat on Base Metal Fixtures July 2021
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.
TSCA Hotline TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov or 202-554-1404
Petroleum, Natural Gas & Minerals
Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals
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.