Chicago Branch Manager Lisa Gingerich attended CBP's Trade Symposium in Chicago on July 23rd and 24th. The annual event drew nearly 1,300 registrants to hear from CBP senior leadership on the issues which are of keen interest to the trade. They talked about everything from the exponential increase in e-Commerce, the Port of the Future (a focus on changes in technology at land borders with Canada and Mexico) and export modernization.
Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan also shared the agency's three goals of transparency, collaboration and communication when dealing with the trade. With the fluidity of trade remedy actions on commodities or with certain countries, the more we hear from the agency the better we can be at conveying their priorities and what importers and exporters can and should be doing to remain compliant.