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9/24/2018   - International Trade Day - October 17th


The North Country Chamber of Commerce is joined with the Consulate General of Canada in New York and U.S. Customs and Border Protection in hosting "INTERNATIONAL TRADE DAY" on Wednesday, October 17th, from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the West Side Ballroom in Plattsburgh.

The program is aimed at interests of all kinds in both the U.S. and Canada who are involved in cross border movement, commercial activity or supply chains. Following a networking continental breakfast, there will be several general and concurrent workshops and presentations including:

  • Border Improvements Briefing: U.S. and Canadian Perspectives
  • U.S. and Canadian Business Immigration and Mobility Across the Border
  • Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Updates for 2019
  • Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Overview/2018 Issues and Updates
  • Border Crossing 101 for Cargo: Best Practices To Get Your Goods Across
  • USCBP Centers of Excellence and Expertise: 10 Centers Specializing By Sector

There will also be specialized U.S. and Canadian personnel available at tables during breaks and networking periods. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expected to have specialists on hand as follows:

  • Import and Export Specialists
  • Agriculture Specialists
  • Homeland Security Investigations
  • Cargo Inspection Officers
  • National Account Managers
  • NEXUS Trusted Traveler Program
  • ABI: Automated Border Interface Client Representatives
  • C-TPAT: Customs-Trade Partnership Supply Chain Specialists
  • ACE: Automated Commercial Environment Business Office
  • Industrial Manufacturing and Materials Center of Excellence and Expertise

Other U.S. agencies with a role in border clearance who will be represented include:

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Treasury Dept.: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • U.S. Dept. of Commerce: International Trade Administration
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

There will also be specialists present from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canada Food Inspection Agency, as well as key personnel from the Canadian Consulate General in New York.

"Having these timely presentations and all of these specialists from both countries in Plattsburgh at one time in one place is unprecedented," states Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce. "Everyone with any interest in cross border commerce of any kind should take advantage and plan to attend. And it will be equally valuable for both U.S. and Canadian attendees, as well as a remarkable networking opportunity in every respect."


The event is free of charge, including a complimentary continental breakfast, but pre-registrations are requested for planning purposes. To register, contact the North Country Chamber of Commerce at (518) 563-1000 or visit 

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