International Trade Day In Buffalo NY
When: Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 - 08:15 to 13:00
Where: Harbor Center Marriott Hotel, Buffalo New York, United States


International Trade Day in Buffalo NY

Join us for a day of briefings border improvements, workshops, and networking with 50+ U.S. and Canadian border officials in Buffalo NY.

Hosted by US Customs & Border Protection with support from Consulate General of Canada in NY, US Department of State, The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada

Date: Wednesday November 14, 2018

Time: 8:15 am to 1 pm

Venue: Harbor Center Marriott Hotel || 95 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY (hotel is connected to Harbor Center Arena – ramp parking by Key Bank Center)

Cost: free of charge

Registration: please email Linda at Linda.Soltis@international.gc.ca or (716) 566-2322 to RSVP for this International Trade Day


8:15am – 9:00am || Continental Networking Breakfast

RSVP requested for breakfast. Please contact Linda at Linda.Soltis@international.gc.ca or (716) 566-2322 to RSVP for breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am || Can-Am Border Improvements Leadership Briefing Panel 

  • Rose Brophy, Director, Buffalo Field Office, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP)
  • Richard Comerford, Regional Director General, Southern Ontario Region, Canada Border Services Agency

10:00 – 10:15am || Open Networking with 50+ Border Officials

10:15am – 11:00am || Concurrent Workshops Track 1

Workshop A: Importing Goods 101 - Best Practices for Moving Cargo Across the Border 

  • including e-Manifest, e-commerce, trade requirements, etc. 

Workshop B: Business Immigration 101 – Best practices for Travelers Crossing the Border (includes Q&A) 

  • Cyril Joseph, Program Manager, Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada 
  • Rich Misztal, Program Manager, US Customs & Border Protection 

Workshop C: US Food & Drug Administration – Overview/Updates for 2018

11:00 – 11:15am || Open Networking

11:15am – noon || Concurrent Workshops Track 2

Workshop D: Centers for Excellence and Expertise – Latest News/Updates on Duties, Tariffs, Antidumping, Allegations & Enforcement Actions to Move Goods Across the Border

Workshop E: Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Rollout Implementation & Updates, Reports, etc. Updates from CBP Commercial Operations Revenue & Entry Division – Drawback, etc.

  • CBP ACE Trade Transformation Team Representatives

Workshop F: American Chamber of Commerce Information Meeting

Noon – 12:15pm || Open Networking

12:15pm – 1:00pm || Concurrent Workshops Track 3

Workshop G: Protecting America, You, Your Food Supply from Destructive & Invasive Pests, Diseases & Pathways

  • CBP Agriculture Specialists & US Department of Agriculture Representatives

Workshop H: Supply Chain Security – Improving the Security of Company Supply Chains, Responsibilities & Next Steps

Workshop I : US Food & Drug Administration – Overview/2018 Issues & Updates (repeated)

Supported By
AmCham Toronto-GTA