Homeland Security Webinar Series

Import Security Issues

Date: 2/26/04

Import Security Issues

Stuart Seidel, Baker & McKenzie, Washington, DC and former Assistant Commissioner U.S. Customs Service

February 26, 2004

11:00am – 11:45am EST


Baker & McKenzie’s U.S. Homeland Security Practice, Congressional Quarterly Inc., and the National Foreign Trade Council are proud to announce a series of Webinars on homeland security legal issues. Discussions will cover topics related to Homeland Security issues relevant to companies and how they conduct business.


Congress mandated that detailed cargo declaration information be provided to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (formerly U.S. Customs Service) before the imported goods arrive in the U.S. Failure to provide the required information can lead to penalties and the carrier being ordered not to transport the goods. This session will focus on the new legal requirements that are in effect or have been proposed, such as the Advance Cargo Information reporting requirements

for all modes of transportation. In addition, this session will focus on the voluntary programs such as C-TPAT, FAST, and ISA that were developed by Customs and the importing community to facilitate clearance of legitimate shipments. Finally, the session will cover cooperative efforts with other countries to pre-screen cargo bound for the U.S. under the Container Security Initiative. This is a “must‚Äù session for any company importing goods into the U.S.


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