U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s 2016 East Coast Trade Symposium, which will focus on the theme “Trade’s Impact on American Health, Safety, and Economic Prosperity,” will be held Dec. 1-2 in Arlington, Va. Registration to attend will open Oct. 6 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
According to CBP, this year’s symposium will include sessions on the following topics.
- customs leaders’ perspective on economic integration among the U.S., Mexico, and Canada
- the complexities of the supply chain and how companies can continue to strengthen the compliance and integrity of international trade
- challenges for trade enforcement and facilitation over the next five years and how institutions are positioning themselves in response
- how U.S. trade partners are positioning themselves to react to an ever-shifting trade environment
- aligning single windows among the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to streamline processes and requirements to the greatest extent possible
- how customs brokers view the future of North American trade and the areas they are focusing on for the next five years
- coordinated border management among North American government agencies
- interactive discussions with the Centers of Excellence and Expertise on CBP trade priorities such as enforcement, strategic trade processing, industry collaboration, efficiencies gained, and account-based principles
- forced labor, e-allegations regarding antidumping and countervailing duty evasion, and other trade enforcement issues
- the facilitation, flow, and future of e-commerce
- modernizing the export process to create a more streamlined supply chain and the future of post-departure filing
- the Automated Commercial Environment