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2019 State of International Trade & Customs Symposium

February 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC+0

$80.00 – $170.00

2019 State of International Trade & Customs Symposium and Luncheon

Join WITOC for its annual State of International Trade & Customs Symposium for importers, exporters, customs brokers, and other trade stakeholders. Come hear from government senior management officials representing USCBP, USCPSC, DHS/HSI, USDA, FDA and USFWS give us a recap of 2018 top headlines on trade facilitation and enforcement with a look ahead to regulatory trends and initiatives that will shape the ever-evolving trade landscape of global commerce in 2019.  Industry experts will share their insights into hot topics setting the stage for another year of trade transformation in a world of bridging relations with government agencies and trade stakeholders. With a wide range of speakers from relevant backgrounds, you will not want to miss this opportunity to interact and connect with noteworthy government and industry executives.
Discussion Topics to Include:
Impact of the Greatest Government Shut-Down in History for Trade Stakeholders
Year-End Review and Trends to Watch for 2019
2019 Priority Trade Issues & Enforcement — Local and National Perspectives
Timely Updates to Section 232 and 301 Tariffs – Steel, Aluminum and Chinese Goods
21st Century Customs Framework/Trump’s Trade Agenda
USCBP Regulatory Audits/Forced Labor Reviews and Investigations
Top 2019 Import/Export Trade Compliance Challenges/E-Commerce/Section 321 Updates
Trade Agreement Developments and Duty Drawback News
Program Moderator
Anne Hilsabeck, President and Founder
Government Speakers
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)
Elva Muneton, Assistant Director, Trade, Los Angeles Field Office (Invited)
Bernice Conley, Assistant Port Director – Trade, Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport
Christine Hogue, Section Chief, Trade, Los Angeles Int’l Airport
Thomas J. Jesukiewicz, Regulatory Audit Field Director, Los Angeles
U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (USCPSC)
Steve Gardner, Director Western Region, Import Surveillance
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Paul H. Kanninen, Officer-in-Charge & USDA LAX Port Director
APHIS- PPQ Plant Inspection Station
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Daniel Solis, Program Division Director – Division of West Coast Imports
Office of Enforcement and Import Operations
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Erin Dean, Resident Agent-in-Charge
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations
Dawn Barriteau, Deputy Special Agent in Charge – Los Angeles
 U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA)
Richard M. Swanson, Jr., Regional Director

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
8:30am – 1:30pm

Avenue of the Arts Hotel
3350 Avenue of the Arts,  Costa Mesa CA 92626

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February 20, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC+0
$80.00 – $170.00
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Avenue of the Arts Hotel
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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