The Center of Excellence and Expertise
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012
You are cordially invited to a dinner meeting with speaker
Jorge A. Garcia
Deputy Assistant Director of Trade
Los Angeles Field Office
Customs and Border Protection
The Center for Excellence and Expertise (CEE) was established in October 2011 to increase uniformity of practices across ports of entry, facilitate the timely resolution of trade compliance issues nationwide, and further strengthen critical agency knowledge on key industry practices. The Los Angeles location focuses on the electronics industry and a similar CEE exists in New Jersey and is focused on pharmaceutical, health and chemicals. It has been announced that an automotive and aerospace CEE will open in Detroit and a petroleum, natural gas and minerals CEE will open in Houston.
The CEE represents CBP’s expanded focus on “Trade in the 21st Century,” transforming customs procedures to align with modern business. By having the centers focus on industry-specific issues, CBP is able to provide tailored support to unique trading environments. Trusted traders will benefit as everything having to do with their transactions will be processed at a CEE for their specific industry.
Please join us as our speaker helps us understand about The Center of Excellence and Expertise.
- How the concept came about
- How the centers operate
- Where CBP is in the roll-out process and next steps
- How this benefits the trade
- Status update
- Successes and challenges
- Tips to the trade
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Program: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
880 Harbor Scenic Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
Non-members & Walk-ins: $65.00
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