[DETROIT, Michigan– September [1], 2020]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proud to announce its first Virtual Trade Week, September 8th-11th. Join CBP executives and industry experts as they provide updates on trade priorities and policies.

Categories include:

  • United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA)
    • The USMCA, the replacement to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), entered into force on July 1, 2020.  CBP has brought a panel of government and private sector representatives together to discuss USMCA implementation, enforcement, compliance with the USMCA requirements, and what trade should look out for in the coming months.
  • Forced Labor
    • The statute on prohibiting the importation of goods produced with forced labor dates back to the Tariff Act of 1930, with some similar language appearing in statutes even a decade before that.  However, it wasn’t until February of 2016 that Congress eliminated the “consumptive demand clause” from the statute, as part of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, commonly referred to as TFTEA. This session will give you a broad panorama of the many facets of forced labor and the landscape of the challenges and opportunities.
  • Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
    • This session will provide an overall CTPAT program update including details regarding security profiles and minimum-security criteria requirements.  Learn more about what to expect from a virtual validation, the Trade Compliance portal, and what forced labor social compliance will mean to your CTPAT/Trade Compliance status.
  • E-Commerce
    • This session will provide insight and context into the current state of the Section 321 environment. Speakers will provide background on the modern challenges of the Section 321 environment and discuss important recent developments including the Presidential Memorandum report and our recent Section 321 advance data pilot and the Entry Type 86 test. CBP will also discuss next steps and our desired outcomes for the Section 321 operational environment. We also hope to share some industry and Congressional insights on what are the potentials of E-Commerce and the economic opportunities E-Commerce can bring.
  • 21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF)
    • The 21CCF is CBP’s comprehensive trade modernization initiative that seeks to address modern trade challenges, leverage emerging opportunities, and achieve transformational long-term change for the 21st century and beyond. Join us as we go “beyond the pillars” to discuss the factors behind CBP’s drive to modernize. We will also introduce an exciting new phase of 21CCF in which CBP is working to turn vision into reality.

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