Centers of Excellence and Expertise: The transfer of authority has started, is it time to join?
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
The transition to the new Centers of Excellence and Expertise is a fundamental change to the organization of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The recent Delegation Order issued by Commissioner Kerlikowske began the process for formally transitioning many duties of the Port Directors to the Center Directors. This webinar will provide an overview of changes at local Ports, at the Centers and across the country.
- review of the Delegation Order and how it will impact your business
- understanding the transition from the Ports to the Centers
- why your company should become a CEE account
- the role of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) in the Centers
- understanding the Centers Trade Process Document and how to communicate with the Center
TOM GOULD is Senior Director, Customs and International Trade, for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. He is based in Los Angeles, where he has been involved with the international trade community since 1989, and is affiliated with ST&R’s San Francisco office.
Mr. Gould joined ST&R after running his own customs consulting business in the L.A. area for more than a decade. A licensed customs broker and certified customs specialist, he regularly advises clients on customs and international trade compliance matters, classification, origin determination, qualification for free trade agreements and special duty reduction programs, product safety and supply chain security. He works with retailers, importers and exporters of textiles, wearing apparel, footwear and consumer electronics, among others.
Mr. Gould is a member of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trade Support Network and chairs its integrated communications subcommittee. He also serves as the President of the Foreign Trade Association and is a member of the Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association and the International Compliance Professionals Association.