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Saturday, September 18, 2021

1:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
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NEI Committee Meeting

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Legislative Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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APN Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

 

Sunday, September 19, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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Transportation Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Customs Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Board of Directors Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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NCBFAA Registration Desk Opens

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Opening Reception (For All Attendees)

Hosted by:

 

  • Leah Ellis, JAS Forwarding USA Inc., NCBFAA PAC Chair
     

 

Monday, September 20, 2021

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
 
Breakfast on Your Own

8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
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NCBFAA Registration Desk Open  

8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
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Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks

Presenters: 

 

  • Jan Fields, John S. James Co,, NCBFAA President
  • Laurie Arnold, JAS Forwarding USA Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Committee Chair
  • Dave Corn, Comstock & Theakston, Inc., NCBFAA GAC Committee Chair
  • Martin Whitmer, Whitmer & Worrall LLC, NCBFAA Legislative Representative
  • Leah Ellis, JAS Forwarding USA Inc., NCBFAA PAC Chair

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
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Preparation for Capitol Hill Visits and Discussion of Issues from Congressional Meetings


Precis: Whether your congressional meetings are in-person or virtual, please join us for this important session to discuss NCBFAA's policy priorities. We will review talking points, position papers, and answer any questions that you may have to ensure you are prepared to meet with your congressional representatives.


Panelists:

 

  • Laurie Arnold, JAS Forwarding USA Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Committee Chair
  • Dave Corn, Comstock & Theakston, Inc., NCBFAA GAC Committee Chair

 

Moderator: Angela Acampora, Whitmer & Worrall LLC, NCBFAA Legislative Representative


9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
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Status of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission

 


Precis: The ocean transportation supply chain continues to be disrupted by unprecedented congestion, delays, equipment shortages and increases in freight rates and demurrage/detention charges. Chairman Daniel Maffei of the Federal Maritime Commission, which regulates ocean carriers, marine terminal operators and ocean transportation intermediaries, will join us to provide an update on the commission’s efforts to address the many issues affecting the ocean transportation industry.


Speaker: Daniel Maffei, Chairman, U.S. Federal Maritime Commission

 

Moderators: David Monroe, GKG Law, NCBFAA Transportation Counsel

                        Melzie Wilson, Dunavant, NCBFAA Transportation Committee Chair


10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
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Trade Policy & Initiatives -- Where Does Facilitation End and Enforcement Start?

 

Precis: Although a new administration often brings changes in trade policy, challenges in areas such as e-commerce, intellectual property, forced labor, trade remedies, and product admissibility persist. Leadership from Department of Homeland Security, Department of Treasury, and Customs and Border Protection explain the approaches they are taking to find the right blend of facilitation and enforcement, and where customs brokers and freight forwarders fit in this equation.

 

Panelists:

 

  • John Leonard, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, Customs and Border Protection
  • Amy StraussActing Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Security, Department of Homeland Security
  • Tim Skud, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax, Trade and Tariff Policy), Department of Treasury

 

Moderator: Lenny Feldman, NCBFAA Customs Counsel

 
10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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Networking Break

11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
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FDA: A View From The Top


 

Precis: Assistant Commissioner Dan Solis will provide an update on the latest developments at FDA's import operations. From the groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence for Seafood pilot to the challenges of e-commerce and pioneering changes in food safety, and more, the senior FDA official will provide important perspectives on where the agency is going in this transformative era of trade.

 

Panelists:

 

  • Dan Solis, Assistant Commissioner for Import Operations, Food and Drug Administration

 

Moderator: Matthew Brauner, Brauner International Corp., NCBFAA Regulatory Agencies Committee Member


11:20 a.m. to 11:40 p.m.
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Customs Business Fairness Act



Precis: The CBFA is scheduled to sunset at the end of the year and NCBFAA needs your help to make it permanent. The session will discuss the introduction of H.R. 4816, the Customs Business Fairness Act of 2021, in the 117th Congress. We will review how we got here and what we need to do now.

 

Panelist:

 

  • Martin Whitmer, Whitmer & Worrall, LLC, NCBFAA Legislative Representative
  • Dave Corn, Comstock & Theakston, Inc., NCBFAA GAC Committee Chair
  • Patrick Caulfield, GDLSK

 

Moderator: Laurie Arnold, JAS Forwarding USA Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Committee Chair


11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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USMCA IFR and Drawback--What You Need to Know

 

Precis: With the introduction of the Interim Final Rule for Drawback, join our panelists as they discuss the impact of the drawback regulations and some of the unintended changes.

 

Panelists:

 

  • Anne Marie Bush, Veritrade International, NCBFAA Drawback Committee Member

 

Moderator: Michael Cerny, Charter Brokerage LLC, NCBFAA Drawback Committee Chair


12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Lunch with Keynote Speaker


Speaker: AnnMarie R. HighsmithExecutive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, Customs and Border Protection

 

Introduction: Jan Fields, John S. James Co., NCBFAA President 


1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Oh, My Port Congestion!


Precis: All modes of transportation are impacted by congestion at ports throughout the country. Our panel is ready to discuss what is happening and how to alleviate pressure to move goods as safely and quickly as possible!


Panelists:

 

  • Richard Roche, Mohawk Global Logistics, NCBFAA NVOCC Subcommittee Chair
  • Donna Mullins, Mullins International Solutions, NCBFAA Airfreight Subcommittee Chair

 

Moderator: Melzie Wilson, Dunavant, NCBFAA Transportation Committee Chair


2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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Congressional Trade Perspective

 

Precis: House Ways and Means Committee Trade Counsel Keigan Mull will provide an update on the Committee’s priorities for the remainder of the year. The discussion will include important topics to NCBFAA members, including the status of MTB, GSP, and 301 exclusions.

 

Panelists: .

 

  • Keigan Mull, Majority Trade Counsel, House Ways and Means Committee
  • Jennifer Thornton, Minority Trade Counsel, House Ways and Means Committee

 

Moderator: Gabe Pellathy, Whitmer & Worrall LLC, NCBFAA Legislative Representative

                     Laurie Arnold, JAS Forwarding USA Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Committee Chair


2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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What You Need to know about Fish & Wildlife and ACE Filings

 

Precis: The FWS Message Set in ACE will be mandatory in just a few months. FWS ACE Coordinator Rhyan Tompkins will walk us through the basics, offer useful tips, and answer all of your questions about the new requirements.

 

Panelists:

 

  • Rhyan Thompkins, ACE Coordinator, Fish & Wildlife Service

 

Moderator: Mike Lahar, A.N. Deringer, Inc., NCBFAA Regulatory Agencies Committee Chair


3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
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Networking Break


3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
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CPSC 2022 Initiatives

 

Precis: The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is leading several key initiatives of interest to NCBFAA. CPSC is addressing challenges related to e-commerce. CPSC has also completed two key pilot programs, and is ready to move forward with the CPSC Message Set in ACE in 2022. CPSC will share their views on these and other key initiatives.


Panelists:

 

  • Dana Baicco, Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

 

Moderator: Gabe PellathyWhitmer & Worrall, LLC, NCBFAA Legislative Representative


3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
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Big Changes Coming for Imported Organic Products


Precis: Learn what the U.S. Department of Agriculture is doing to implement an electronic import certificate for organic products entering the U.S. The discussion will also provide important details about the USDA's approach, how it has evolved after collaboration with the trade, and the challenges ahead.

 

Panelists: 

 

  • Dr. Jennifer Tucker, Deputy Administrator, National Organic Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Moderator: Robert Morris, Daniel B. Hastings, Inc., NCBFAA Regulatory Agencies Committee Member


4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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21CCF - Role of the Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder

 

Precis: 


Panelists:

 

 

Moderator: Cindy Allen, FedEx Trade Networks Transportation & Brokerage, NCBFAA Customs Committee Representative


5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
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Closing Announcements

 

Speaker: 


 
 
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Penn Quarter B

 
Drawback Committee Meeting
 

5:30 p.m.
 
Dinner on Your Own
 
 
   

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
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Breakfast Session


Speaker: Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS), House Ways and Means Committee Trade Subcommittee

 

Introduction: Martin Whitmer, Whitmer & Worrall, LLC, NCBFAA Legislative Representative

 


9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Congressional Appointments on Capitol Hill

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
UNO Pizzeria & Grill (Union Station)

 

Congressional Appointments Debriefing

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
UNO Pizzeria & Grill (Union Station)



 

Congressional Reception

 

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

 
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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Customs Committee 21st Century Customs Framework Discussion (Regular Members Only) to be held in-person and via webinar.
 

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
Lunch

 

12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Regulatory Agencies Committee (RAC) Meeting with PGAs (Regular Members Only) 
 

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