Scheduled Webinars and Registration Links
Agriculture & Prepared Products
Apparel, Footwear & Textiles
Automotive & Aerospace
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
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.
On December 12, 2019, CBP hosted a webinar on Forced Labor.
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.
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
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.