EVENTS/TRAINING

 

WEBINARS

ATCP and its Sponsors will do our best to host regular one-hour webinars on current events, news and other topics of interest to import and export compliance professionals. We would like to hear from you as to what subjects would be most applicable. Please send us your ideas for consideration.

 

ON-SITE PROGRAMS

ATCP does not normally host on-site programs. The mission of the Association is to offer networking and training opportunities using web-based tools. Webcasts will be the primary method through which we offer training, as well as member meetings.

We do, however, want to offer details on compliance-related on-site training programs and other events as they are brought to our attention. These will be published on the website and shared in the newsletter. If you know of such an event, please email us the details.

 

VIRTUAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS

ATCP offers virtual education and training to our members on a wide array of customized and industry standardized training forums that include informed compliance training information transfer, formalized topic specific awareness, trade compliance reasonable care standards, Regulatory Compliance trainings, certifications platform training and much more on a 100% virtual platform to complement your training goals and compliance roadmap to trade compliance elevation.

Forced Labor 2024 Suppler Audits and Importer Affirmation Management

March 22, 2024

CBP continues to elevate trade enforcement efforts regarding importers demonstration of supplier verifications regarding global forced labor prevention. This virtual information transfer will provide specifics on conducting foreign supplier verifications inclusive of documentation evidence of code of conduct, procurement contract amendments, supplier virtual auditing practices, remediation plan management, education and training best practice information sharing and more.

Presenter, Rennie Alston, Director of ATCP

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CTPAT 2024 Program Management Internal Risk Assessment Best Practices

Held on February 20, 2024

The CTPAT program requires affirmation of internal risk assessment demonstration for all program participants. Transition to the new 3.0 portal, elevation of technology digital image monitoring, management of permanent and temporary employees and inbound trucker/driver controls are key focal points on program validations and essential to the good standing of CTPAT participants. This virtual webinar will provide insight into the compliant demonstration of internal assessment affirmation to promote annual assessment evidence of implementation.

Presenter- Stacy Golden, Senior Global Trade and Security Compliance Professional

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Senior Management Roundtable Discussion - Trade Compliance Corporate Allocation Risk Management Strategies

Held on January 16, 2024

This virtual senior management round table presentation represents best and world class practices for senior C-suite level management professionals to understand the compliance risk inherent in the business profiles of companies participating in global procurement and sales activities.

This discussion will be an excellent opportunity to engage senior management with key and important background on trade compliance budget decisions, internal employee deployment strategies and amendments to procurement and sales contract language to protect the financial interest of global trading organizations

Hosted by, Rennie Alston, CEO – The Alston Group/American River Group of Companies

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Complying with Forced Labor Regulations

Held on September 13th, 2023

As forced labor becomes an increasingly high-profile compliance challenge for multinational corporations, compliance teams are working to meet regulatory requirements not only for the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), but also for sister regulations like the Canadian Modern Slavery Act, German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, EU Forced Labor Ban, and others.

In this webinar, a panel of compliance professionals and legal experts will offer best practices for navigating the growing patchwork of forced labor legislation across the globe, highlighting:

  • Noteworthy regulatory provisions
  • Resources for staying up-to-date on regulatory changes
  • Methods of updating compliance frameworks efficiently and effectively
  • Supply chain risk mapping strategies

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Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Process Global Trade Compliance Implementation Virtual Training

Held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023

The primary goal of this webinar is to provide participants with strategies and insights that aim to refine business continuity. This refinement is achieved by mitigating trade compliance risks during the initial purchasing and procurement phases of product acquisition.

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Unearthing Environmental Risk in Timber Supply Chains Using Public Records

Thursday, July 27 at 11:00 am EDT

Join us for a masterclass on using public records on deforestation due diligence in Brazil.

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Cryptocurrency/Drug Trafficking/Terrorist Financing Webinar

May 24th, 2023 at 11:00am (EST)

Join us for a joint masterclass from Sayari and Chainalysis to learn how pairing public records with blockchain analytics can drive more effective investigations into crypto-related fraud and money laundering.

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Miami World Trade Month - International Trade Weeks 2023, May 15th - 26th, 2023

Dear Trade Community,

The Association of Trade Compliance Professionals supports various events on a virtual platform as a demonstration of Informed compliance. We endorse the participation of World Trade Week as a representation of acknowledgement of key and fundamental opportunity to address world trade issues. An excellent demonstration of such participation is the CBP Field Office Miami/Tampa Field Office and World Trade Center Miami series of virtual presentations.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Miami/Tampa Field Office has partnered with the World Trade Center Miami to host International Trade Weeks from May 15th – 26th, 2023. Join us for TWO WEEKS of online presentations from U.S. federal agencies and learn about current federal regulations and updates, classification, and essential import/export information. These webinars continue to provide an excellent opportunity for our agencies to deliver valuable information to our stakeholders and industry.

New for 2023 - We will have sessions from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Headquarters Offices, CTPAT, Fines, Penalties & Forfeitures, and Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers). The Centers serve as resources to the broader trade community and to CBP’s U.S. government partners. Center personnel are strategically located at the Ports of Entry across the nation to perform post-summary processing of entry summaries, answer questions, provide information and develop comprehensive trade facilitation strategies to address uniformity and compliance concerns.

We will also have webinars from other government agencies to include Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and Department of Transportation (DOT).

Webinar topics will encompass CTPAT, Forced Labor Enforcement Overview, E-Commerce, Broker Regulatory Updates, IPR & Trademark Policy, U.S. Plant Pest Pressures, Importing Alcoholic Beverages into the United States and many more.

Participating Centers:

  • Agriculture & Prepared Products: Managed by the Miami Field Office, specializes in agriculture, aquaculture, animal products, vegetable products, prepared foods, beverages, alcohol, tobacco or similar industries.
  • Apparel, Footwear & Textiles: Managed by the San Francisco Field Office, specializes in wearing apparel, footwear, textile mill products, or similar industries.
  • Automotive & Aerospace: Managed by the Detroit Field Office, specializes in automotive, aerospace, or other transportation equipment and related parts industries.
  • Base Metals: Managed by the Chicago Field Office, specializes in steel, steel mill products, ferrous and nonferrous metal, or similar industries.
  • Consumer Products & Mass Merchandising: managed by the Atlanta Field Office, specializes in household goods, consumer products, or similar industries and mass merchandisers of products typically sold for home use.
  • Electronics: Managed by the Los Angeles Field Office, specializes in information technology, integrated circuits, automated data processing equipment, and consumer electronics.
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Materials: Managed by the Buffalo Field Office, specializes in plastics, polymers, rubber, leather, wood, paper, stone, glass, precious stones and precious metals, or similar industries.
  • Machinery: Managed by the Laredo Field Office, specializes in tools, machine tools, production equipment, instruments, or similar industries.
  • Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals: Managed by the New York Field Office, specializes in pharmaceuticals, health-related equipment, and products of the chemical and allied industries.

To view webinar recordings, click on the link below:

2023 World Trade Center Miami International Trade Weeks

 


 

2023 CBP Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit Summary

US Customs and Border Protection hosted the 2023 Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit on April 17-19th in Boston, which contained valuable information transfer on a wide range of topics in the spirit of public and government partnership information exchange.

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2023 Validation Preparation Meeting Management
Held on March 24th 2023

Presenter: Rennie Alston, Director Association of Trade Compliance Professionals

US Customs and Border Protection continues to show elevated activities regarding the scheduling of 2023 CTPAT validations for member of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism as travel bans experienced over the past two years have been lifted.

2023 validations are returning to the in person onsite process as a preferred option with virtual validations remaining a possibility depending on domestic vs foreign, country, region and health and safety concerns. It is important for CTPAT members to prepare for the CTPAT validation meeting to demonstrate the examples of evidence of implemented practices associated with the programs minimum security criteria.

This webinar will review the validation preparation strategies, and explanations of validation meeting content to establish your company’s understanding of the path forward with your 2023 validation meeting planning.

This webinar will contain but not be limited to the following point of presentation

  • CTPAT committee involvement
  • Updated CTPAT 2023 security surveys
  • Supply chain 5 step risk assessment demonstrations
  • Forced labor supply chain mapping presentations
  • US receiving locations preparation
  • Foreign business partner selection and joint preparation
  • Onsite hosting of CBP SCSS
  • Digital support of site access points
  • Training logs
  • Trucker access controls and receiving logs

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Assessing ITAR Compliance Programs
Tue, Mar 21, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Special two-hour event

Featuring Audrey Sutton, Solutions Team Lead, Defense Trade Solutions This webinar will take a deep dive into the State Department's recently published ITAR Compliance Program Guidelines and their prescription for a healthy, risk-based trade compliance program that keeps pace with the daily business developments of an organization.

We will discuss three key principles common to all trade compliance programs:

  • No two companies are alike, so each company’s compliance program should address its unique business operations and risk factors.
  • All companies make mistakes, and it is how they respond to and learn from them that counts (in the eyes of investors, the public, and regulators).
  • Healthy, robust, and dynamic compliance programs identify and respond to gaps, ensuring that noncompliance does not become systemic.

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How To Demonstrate Your Company’s Social Compliance Responsibilities
Held on November 29 (WEBINAR)

Today, more than ever, people are focused on social and ethical issues, such as women’s rights, protecting the environment and decreasing poverty. Companies who take responsibility in these matters project more attractive images to both consumers and investors, which ultimately positively affects their bottom lines.

A suitably implemented and assessed Social Compliance / ESG (Environmental, social, and corporate governance) Program serves the purpose of demonstrating your actual commitment towards environmentally and socially ethical standards throughout your whole supply chain. Besides meeting brand requirements, it also increases workforce satisfaction and efficiency.

In close cooperation with American River Group, CATTS’ Social Compliance and ESG experts will host a webinar to address the importance and the impact of setting up a Social Compliance Program and walk you through the assessment steps.
 

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IMPORT COMPLIANCE DATA ANALYTICS VS COSMETIC COMPLIANCE 2022
Held on October 26 (WEBINAR)

Importers are required to meet the transitioned access to trade compliance data through available platforms to demonstrate the requirements of reasonable care and supervision and control of trade compliance performance inclusive of basic import bond requirements. Legacy trade compliance practices such as standardized internal controls are not meeting the evolution of technology advancements and data access. This timely webinar focuses on the information access practices of data analytics to demonstrate trade compliance management for all importers without the misconception of IT technology barriers. Join us for this timely and valuable information exchange to compliment your trade compliance management practices.

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CTPAT VIRTUAL VALIDATION PREPARATION AND PROCESS MANAGEMENT
Held on May 25th (WEBINAR)

This one-hour web information experience will review the proper preparation requirements for a virtual CTPAT validation to ensure your company is prepared to demonstrate real time MSC criteria to result in a favorable validation report. We will review specific criteria demonstration strategies, examples of evidence of implementation and virtual representation of your global supply chain SOP’s, checklists, and digital security profile presentation guidance.

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Import Valuation Verification Management
Held on June 14th (WEBINAR)

Importers are required to defend the import valuation declarations made to CBP on an entry by entry basis. This web experience will details the proper importer verification principles to be in place from the point of purchase through payment to the supplier necessary to defend import value declarations. We will review assists, royalties, commissions, no sale and sample product valuation practices to ensure your compliance profile is managed in accordance with CBP regulations.

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Incoterms Management in a challenging global supply chain process
Held on August 23 (WEBINAR)

The decision of incoterms use has a major impact on the cost, risk, and responsibility of customs formalities between buyers and sellers. This web experience will detail strategies to protect the financial risks linked to global trade practices between buyers and sellers. This will be a virtual explanation of process management decisions for your organization to lead to a more successful supply chain and avoid unnecessary risks and costs.

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AEROSPACE & DEFENSE INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC TRADE COMPLIANCE TRAINING (WEBINAR)

ON DEMAND
Get your global team on the same page with our engaging, up-to-date, and ongoing awareness- and practitioner-level training that helps learners in the aerospace and defense industry - and their suppliers - manage the export of products, services, and technology while remaining in compliance with the EAR, the ITAR, OFAC sanctions, and other international trade ...

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MEDICAL: INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC TRADE COMPLIANCE TRAINING (WEBINAR)

ON DEMAND
Get your global team on the same page with our engaging, up-to-date, and ongoing awareness- and practitioner-level training that helps learners in the medical device, biotech, and pharma industries manage the export of products and technology while remaining in compliance with the EAR, the ITAR, OFAC sanctions, and other international trade controls. Our ...

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U.S. TRADE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION SERIES - CONTENT ENABLERS & GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (WEBINAR)

ON DEMAND
In-depth training on EAR, ITAR, and OFAC regulations with real-time updates and continuous learning opportunities for a full year. Content Enablers, in collaboration with George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government, introduces the new standard for trade compliance professionals. Our online export compliance practitioner certificate courses ...

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EXPORT-CONTROLLED TECHNICAL DATA AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (WEBINAR)

ON DEMAND
This practitioner-level course introduces users to the regulatory requirements for identifying when technical information is export controlled and the appropriate marking of such information. It also includes the critical factors to be considered and the role an effective technology and technical data management process has in a company's overall compliance ...

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FREE WEBINAR! EXPORT COMPLIANCE 2022: 2021 IN REVIEW AND A LOOK FORWARD (WEBINAR)

ON DEMAND
Join Matt Borman (U.S. Department of Commerce) and Catherine Hamilton (U.S. Department of State) in conversation with Candace Goforth as they discuss export control trends in 2021 and expectations for 2022 and beyond. This information packed webinar is FREE and open to the public. During this webinar, viewers will hear from the U.S. government and industry ...

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