U.S. Customs and Border Protection has postponed its East Coast Trade Symposium until Oct. 29-30 to maximize participation.
The event, to be held in Washington, was previously scheduled on short notice for Sept. 27-28.
This is the first year that the agency has held two versions of the popular conference. In the spring, several hundred trade industry specialists attended the West Coast Trade Symposium in Long Beach, Calif.
The Trade Symposium is an opportunity for CBP officials to brief the trade community on new policy directions and regulatory approaches in the areas of cargo and supply chain security, trade facilitation, intellectual property rights enforcement, trade compliance, import safety and other issues. Industry officials are also able to ask questions and talk face to face with agency leaders about issues affecting import and export clearance.