Webinar Reminder – Beyond the Ports: Customs and Border Protection Enforcement

June 22, 2014 | An upcoming webinar this Thursday (June 26) will provide toy industry stakeholders with a behind-the-scenes view of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement and trade facilitation, and provide insight into how to mitigate issues and streamline product imports leading up to holiday 2014.

Hosted by the Toy Industry Association, Beyond the Ports: Customs and Border Protection Enforcement will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. (Eastern). Registration is free for TIA members and $49 for non-members and is recommended for staff responsible for logistics, trade and safety or quality compliance, as well as others who need to know more about how CBP and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff are targeting products for inspection at U.S. ports. 

‪During the session, Ed Ryan, chief of import safety and international trade specialist for CBP's Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center, will discuss CBP’s targeting practices, including a description of what CBP and CPSC look for when screening toy imports – and what they often find. The webinar will go into detail about what companies can do if their products are stopped during importation. TIA’s Rebecca Mond, director of federal government affairs, will moderate the session.

Additional details about the webinar, including registration information, are available on the Education page of the TIA website.

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. As with other TIA webinars, the session will be recorded and available post-event for those who are unable to participate live.