Registration has opened for U.S. Customs and Border Protection's annual Trade Symposium
, which was canceled in October due to the government shutdown. The event will be held March 6-7 in Washington.
CBP is calling the meeting its "East Coast Trade Symposium," leaving open the possibility it will hold a similar event later in the year on the West Coast.
The symposium is expected to cover key trade initiatives, including Automated Commercial Environment single window and full deployment; World Customs Organization; the president’s National Export Initiative; public-private sector engagement; Air Cargo Advance Screening; agriculture; Centers of Excellence and Expertise; trusted trader programs; and partnership in trade enforcement.
Due to the overwhelming interest in the symposium, CBP will allow up to three representatives per company to register.
The registration fee for onsite participation is $128. Registration must be made online at CBP.gov, and payment must be made by credit card.