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CSMS #14-000134
   
  Title: Boston Trade Day - May 7, 2014
  Date: 3/4/2014 5:30:57 PM
  To: Automated Broker Interface, ACE Outreach Events, ACE Portal Accounts, ACE Reports, Air Manifest, Cuentas en el Portal de ACE (Spanish), Ocean Manifest, Rail Manifest
 
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Boston Trade Day, May 7, 2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Area Port of Boston is 
pleased to extend an invitation to the Greater Boston International Trade Community to attend Trade Day on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.  This event will provide an opportunity for members of the Trade Community to meet with CBP and Participating Government Agency officials who are responsible for facilitating the importation of their goods, and to establish contacts for future reference.  

The Trade Day activities will take place in the auditorium of the Thomas P. O’Neill Federal Building located at 10 Causeway Street in Boston, MA from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  There is no cost to attend this event, but advance registration is requested.  Registration is limited and instructions for this event can be found in the attachment to this message.  

In addition to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the following Government Agencies have confirmed their participation: U.S. Fish & Wildlife; U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Food & Drug Administration; U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Department of Commerce.

There will be one breakout session for the following Participating Government Agencies (PGA) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.  Each PGA session will provide an agency overview and respond to your questions.  There will be one breakout session provided by CBP Import Specialists, which will address three subject areas:  Antidumping and Countervailing Duty, Electronic Invoicing, and Marking and respond to your questions.  Pre-registration is required for Trade Day and the breakout sessions. 

ACE Ambassadors will be present to respond to your questions concerning CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  If you have specific questions that may require some research and would like to discuss them with the representatives, we encourage you to submit your questions in advance of the event.  Please email your questions to Bernadette Quirk at bernadette.quirk@dhs.gov or Francis Mahoney at francis.mahoney@dhs.gov, no later than April 25, 2014.

The Thomas P. O’Neill Federal Building is located one block from the North Station T stop and accessible via the Orange Line, Green Line, and Commuter Rail.  Public parking is available at the TD Garden Garage or at the Garden Garage on Lomasney Way.  For early arrivals, a Dunkin Donuts is located across from the front entrance of the Federal Building and a cafeteria is located in the building on the 2nd floor.  

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Supervisory Import Specialist, Valarie Sargent at (617) 565-6108 or email at valarie.sargent@dhs.gov.

If you wish to have an email address added, deleted or updated in our distribution list for Public Information Notices, please provide the request and email address to:  christine.scotti@dhs.gov

   
  Attachment(s): Trade_Day_Registration_attachment.pdf