International Trade Week 2021

MAY 17-21, 2021

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May 17, 2021 10:00 AM - International Trade Week | Kick-off and Session One: CBP Headquarters – Forced Labor Division, Office of Trade 

Session One begins immediately following opening remarks by Vernon Foret, Miami/Tampa Field Office, Director, Field Operations

Topic: Forced Labor Enforcement Overview
Speaker: Edward Thurmond, Branch Chief, Forced Labor Division, Investigations Branch 

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May 17, 2021 2 PM - International Trade Week | Session Two: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Topic: FDA Regulations and Current Events
Speaker: Tammara P. Threats, Director of Compliance Branch, Division of Southeast Imports

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May 18, 2021 10 AM - International Trade Week | Session Three: CBP Headquarters - Cargo and Conveyance Security

Topic: E-Commerce Cargo Processing (Imports & Exports)

Speaker: James Swanson, Director, Cargo Security and Controls 

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May 18, 2021 2 PM - International Trade Week | Session Four: CBP Headquarters– Trade Policy & Programs

Topic: United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Year One and Beyond
Speaker: Queena Fan, Director, USMCA Center

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May 19, 2021 10 AM - International Trade Week | Session Five: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Topic: Updates on CPSC and 1USG Messaging

Speakers: Sabrina Keller, Deputy Director, Office of Import Surveillance & John Blachere, International Trade Specialist, Office of Import 

Surveillance

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May 19, 2020 12 PM - International Trade Week | Session Six: CBP - Miami/Tampa Field Office Agriculture Operations

Topic: Conducting e-Transactions with CBP: Life is Easy
Speaker: Muthiah Govind, Supervisory Program Manager

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May 19, 2020 2 PM - International Trade Week | Session Seven: CBP:  - Fines, Penalties & Forfeitures (FP&F) Office

Topic: Overview of Seizures, Penalties, Liquidated Damage Claims & Prior Disclosures
Speakers: Nelly Foreiter, Chief Paralegal Specialist & Lorena Silva, Chief Paralegal Specialist 

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May 20, 2021 10 AM - International Trade Week | Session Eight: CBP Headquarters - Office of Trade

Topic: Border Enforcement and Intellectual Property
Speakers: Laurie Dempsey, Director, IPR and E-Commerce Division & Alaina Van Horn, Chief Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Branch, Regulations and Rulings

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May 20, 12 PM - International Trade Week | Session Nine: Agriculture and Prepared Products (APP) Center

Topic: Cut Flower Imports - Country of Origin Markings
Speaker: Gary G. Melofchik, Assistant Center Director, Cut Flower Imports 

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May 20, 2:00 PM - International Trade Week | Session Ten: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Topic: USDA Partnerships, Activities and Accomplishments
Speaker: Luis Volpe, South Florida Area Director, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS)/Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ)

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May 21, 10 AM - International Trade Week | Session Eleven: CBP’s Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

Topic: CTPAT State of the Program - Adapting to Change and Moving Forward with International Efforts
Speaker: Manuel Garza, Director, CTPAT and Trusted Trade Partnership Division

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May 21, 2 PM - International Trade Week | Session Twelve: Agriculture & Prepared Products (APP) Center 

Topic: Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA) Enhancements
Speaker: John Dobbs, Entry Branch Chief 

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