Save the Date: CPSC and CBP at the Ports – What You Need to Know (Webinar)

May 13, 2013 | The Toy Industry Association (TIA) Knowledge Network will host a webinar titled “Toy Safety Enforcement at the Ports: CPSC Perspectives on Why, What’s Next and What to Do to Ease the Import Process” on Wednesday, June 12th at 3:30 p.m. to provide toy industry stakeholders with an overview of Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspections, trade facilitation and future enforcement plans at the ports.

The educational session is open to both TIA members and non-member companies importing products into the United States and recommended for those responsible for logistics, trade and safety or quality compliance, as well as others who need to know more about how the CPSC and CBP are targeting products for inspection at U.S. ports.

The webinar will be moderated by TIA’s Rebecca Mond, director of federal government affairs, and presented by Carol Cave, director at the Office of Import Surveillance and Inspection at the CPSC, who will lead a discussion on the following topics: 
  • The port inspection process and how the CPSC coordinates with CBP;
  • What is being targeted, common problems and non-compliant products;
  • Trade facilitation and what companies can do to ease the import process;
  • Future enforcement plans including the Risk Assessment Methodology (RAM) system and certification and electronic filing;
  • What to do if your products are delayed.

Questions from members and industry stakeholders may be submitted in advance; to the extent possible, answers to these questions will be discussed during the presentation.

The webinar is free for TIA members and $49 for non-members. Registration and additional webinar information is available on the webinar description page. As with other TIA webinars, the session will be recorded and available post-event for those who are unable to participate live.