2023 International Trade Weeks Header (Carousel) (1500 × 250 px) (1)


Note - not all sessions will be shared.  Only those which speakers have authorized us to share their presentation and/or recording will be included.

May 15          Opening Remarks – International Trade Weeks

10:00 a.m.     Ivan Barrios, President, World Trade Center Miami
                      Sal Ingrassia, Miami/Tampa Field Office, Acting Director Field Operations, Customs and Border Protection

                      Session ONE: CBP – Agriculture & Prepared Products (APP) Center
                      Topic: Forced Labor Related to the APP Center
                      Speaker: Gary Melofchik, Assistant Center Director, Partnership.

May 15          Session TWO: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
2:00 p.m.       Topic: Importing Alcoholic Beverages to the United States
                      Speaker: Ned Torres, Investigator 

May 16               Session THREE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
10:00 a.m.        Topic: Plant Pest Pressures: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
                               Speaker: Richard Miranda, State Plant Health Director, USDA-APHIS-PPQ

May 16          Session FOUR: CBP – Industrial & Manufacturing Materials (IMM) Center
2:00 p.m.       Topic: Antidumping & Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) Overview
                      Speakers: Nicholas Bishop, Supervisory Import Specialist; Allysha Allen, Import Specialist

May 17          Session FIVE: CBP – Machinery Center
10:00 a.m.     Topic: Machinery Center Importation Requirements
                      Speakers: Todd Q. Turner, Import Specialist; Lorena McIntyre, Import Specialist

May 17          Session SIX: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)                                                                                        
2:00 p.m.       Topic: Update on CPSC’s Message Set, “e-Filing”     
                      Speaker: Arthur Laciak, eFiling Program Specialist, Office of Import Surveillance, CPSC

May 18           Session SEVEN: CBP Headquarters – Intellectual Property Enforcement Branch and IPR Policy
10:00 a.m.      Topic: CBP’s Role in IPR Enforcement at the Border
                       Speakers: Elizabeth “Beth” Jenior, Attorney-Advisor, IP Enforcement Branch, Regulations and Rulings;
                       Jessica Weeks, IPR Policy Branch Chief, IPR Division, Trade Policy and Programs

May 18          Session EIGHT: CBP Headquarters – e-Commerce
1:00 p.m.       Topic: De Minimis
                      Speaker: Christine Hogue, Branch Chief

May 18          Session NINE: CBP – Apparel, Footwear & Textiles (AFT) Center
3:00 p.m.       Topic: Broker Management
                      Speaker: Andrew Vaz, Customs Entry Officer

May 19          Session TEN: CBP – Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals (PHC) Center
10:00 a.m.     Topic: Partner Government Agency Collaboration
                      Speaker: Sarah Sawyer, Supervisory Import Specialist

May 19          Session ELEVEN: CBP – Base Metals Center -  SESSION DOWNLOAD PENDING
2:00 p.m.       Topic: Base Metals Center Overview
                      Speaker: Cesar Salgado, Supervisory Import Specialist


May 22          Session TWELVE: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA)
10:00 a.m.     Topic: Land Rover Defender Importation Eligibility 
                      Speaker: Brian Costello, Automotive Enforcement Specialist, NHTSA, Import and Certification Division

May 22          Session THIRTEEN: CBP – Automotive & Aerospace (AA) Center
2:00 p.m.       Topic: Tires and Wheels
                      Speaker: Christopher A. Hughes, Import Specialist

May 23          Session FOURTEEN: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
10:00 a.m.     Topic: An Overview of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Law Enforcement
                      Speaker: Bruce Walker, Wildlife Inspector

May 23           Session FIFTEEN: CBP Headquarters – Forced Labor Division    
2:00 p.m.        Topic: Forced Labor Enforcement Overview and the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
                       Speakers: Gregory H. Newton, Branch Chief, Forced Labor Division, Office of Trade;
                       Jeffrey Franz, International Trade Analyst, Forced Labor Division, Office of Trade

May 24            Session SIXTEEN: CBP – Miami CTPAT Field Office
10:00 a.m.       Topic: CTPAT State of the Program – Current Efforts, Benefits, and Return on Investment (ROI)     
                        Speaker: Raymond Monzon, Supervisory Supply Chain Security Specialist

May 24            Session SEVENTEEN: CBP Headquarters – Trade Policy & Programs
1:00 p.m.         Topic: 19 CFR 111 Broker Regulatory Updates
                        Speaker: Kim Mack, International Trade Specialist, Broker Management Branch 
May 24            Session EIGHTEEN: CBP – Electronics Center                                           
3:00 p.m.         Topic: Telematics device; Telemetry device; Fleet management device; Fleet tracker; Asset tracker; Cargo tracker
                        Speaker: Michael Stevens, Supervisory Import Specialist

May 25            Session NINETEEN: CBP – Fines, Penalties & Forfeitures (FP&F) Office
10:00 a.m.       Topic: Introduction to Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures
                        Speakers: Lorena Silva, Chief Paralegal Specialist; Sonia Hedditch, Supervisory Paralegal Specialist 
May 25             Session TWENTY: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
2:00 p.m.          Topic: Foreign Supplier Verification Program Overview and Resources
                         Speaker: Coral del Mar Lopez, Compliance Officer

May 26             Session TWENTY ONE: CBP – Consumer Products & Mass Merchandising (CPMM) Center
10:00 a.m.        Topic: Trade and Commercial Operations
                         Speaker: Jordan Ribis, Import Specialist