Beyond the Ports: Customs and Border Protection Enforcement

Objective

This webinar gave toy industry stakeholders a behind-the-scenes view of current and upcoming U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ‪enforcement and trade facilitation activities, and to provide insights on how to mitigate issues and streamline the importation of toy and youth entertainment products during the peak shipping months leading up to the holiday 2013 shopping season.

Recommended Audience

All toy industry stakeholders importing products into the United States.  Specifically 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 and resources that are available through the newly formed Consumer Products and Mass Merchandising Center for Expertise and Excellence (CEE).

What You Will Learn

This webinar provided information about:

  • CBP Targeting
    • What CBP looks for when screening toy imports (and what they often find)
    • How CBP works with the Consumer Product Safety Commission
    • CBP’s plan for future targeting

  • Consumer Products and Mass Merchandising Center for Expertise and Excellence (CEE), a centralized point of import processing for toy importers
    • Introduction and discussion of functionality and benefits
    • CBP resources to increase industry’s customs knowledge and facilitate trade

Presented by:

Moderator:
Rebecca Mond, Director of Federal Government Relations, Toy Industry Association

Presenters:
Ed Ryan, chief of import safety and international trade specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center

Lynn Brennan, assistant port director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Savannah, Georgia and acting director, Consumer Products and Mass Merchandising Center for Expertise and Excellence

Webinar Access

The full webinar is available via the following links:

TIA members: Free
TIA Non-Members: $49