Join WITOC for it’s annual State of International Trade & Customs Outlook


Join us; we have a great lineup!  February 1st, 2018 @ 9am


Please join Women in International Trade, Orange County (WITOC) for it’s annual State of International Trade & Customs Outlook for importers, exporters and other trade stakeholders.  REGISTER HERE.

Hear from high-level government officials, representing USCBP, USCPSC, DHS/HSI, USDA, and FDA, giving us a recap of 2017 top headlines on trade facilitation and enforcement, and a look ahead on regulatory trends and initiatives that will shape the landscape of global commerce in 2018. Other 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 government and industry members.

 Discussion Topics to Include: 

  • Year-end Review and 2018 Forecast from Respective Government Agencies
  • Leadership Changes and New Appointments at Local and National Ports of Entry
  • Import/Export Trade Challenges, Priority Enforcement Issues and Trends to Watch for 2018
  • Update on USCBP Centers of Excellence, Forced Labor Reviews
  • TFTEA Mandates for USCBP and Other Respective Government Agencies
  • How COAC is Shaping the Future for Trade Stakeholders

Program Moderator:  Anne Hilsabeck, President and Founder, AMH Customs Consultants, Newport Beach

Government Speakers: 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

  • Elva Muneton, Assistant Director, Trade, Los Angeles Field Office
  • Bernice Conley, Assistant Port Director – Trade, Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (USCPSC), Hank Tapy, Director Western Region, Import Surveillance

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Dawn Barriteau, Deputy Special Agent in Charge – Los Angeles

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Daniel Solis, Acting Program Division Director – Division of West Coast Imports Office of Enforcement and Import Operations

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Nicholas Porzio, Supervisor, Smuggling Interdiction,Trade Compliance Office, Los Angeles & Central California

Private Sector Speakers: 

  • Vincent Iacopella, Executive Vice President, Alba Wheels Up Int’l Inc., Inglewood
  • Representing the Commercial Customs Operations
  • Advisory Committee (COAC)

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




Jan. 6th ACE Statement Deployment – Important Information

ace-logoImportant information from our friends at NCBFAA…

Reminder: January 6, 2018 Statements Deployment

As a reminder, CBP will be delivering ACE Deployment G, Release 3B on January 6. At this point, ACE will become the system of record for all statements with the exception of Reconciliation statements. CBP will deliver Statements for Reconciliations as part of ACE Deployment G, Release 4 on February 24, 2018.

CBP will work with filers to address any issues related to this deployment of Statements in ACE, and will provide support as necessary.

To this point, CBP will also host a series of calls to communicate the status of the statements deployment beginning Sunday, January 7 and running through Friday, January 12:

  • On SUNDAY, January 7, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. ET: On this call, CBP will communicate the status of the statements deployment.
  • From MONDAY, January 8, 2018, through FRIDAY, January 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET – 3:00 p.m. ET: On these calls, CBP will provide a short deployment status followed by an open question and answer session.

To dial in for these phone calls, please use the following conference line:  (877) 336-1828  PC: 6124214

For additional information on Deployment G Release 3A and 3B, please click here.

For ACE Deployment G Reports Information Notice, please click here.