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Don’t Miss the 2017 Customs Town Hall

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The AIAG 2017 Customs Town Hall on November 9 is an annual gathering where importers, exporters, and associated service providers gather to discuss new and ongoing programs that impact customs clearance, compliance programs, and cost. Regular registration  runs until October 26; late registration begins October 27.

This one-day event features an impressive line-up of presentations addressing critical insights into ongoing renegotiations of NAFTA, related FTA discussions, the latest updates on U.S. trade and economic sanctions programs, best practices in partnering with your customs broker, and much more!


  • CBP Today – Challenges, Priorities, and Opportunities
    George J. Weise, senior advisor, Integration Point
    Former Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service George Weise will share his perspective on the evolution of CBP and the uncertainty surrounding the new administration’s trade policy. With over 45 years of service in both the public and private sectors, Weise is uniquely positioned to discuss the challenges facing CBP and offer essential insights on how the trade community can be successful in this challenging environment.
  • Partnering with Your Customs Broker
     Joseph L. Trulik, executive vice president, Russell A. Farrow; and Michael Capuzzi, principal attorney and owner, Law Offices of Michael A. Capuzzi, P.A
    Participate in this informative and interactive session as Michael Capuzzi, principal attorney and owner of the Law Offices of Michael A. Capuzzi, P.A., and president of International Trade Compliance Group, LLC, and Joe Trulik, president of Russell A. Farrow, explore the benefits of collaborative relationships between customs brokers, outside legal and consulting resources, and the importer/exporter.
  • Trade Outreach and Guidance in U.S. Export Best Practices
    Omari S. Wooden, senior foreign trade advisor, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division
    Recognized numerous times for exceptional work in the export trade community, Omari Wooden will offer a well-rounded and unique view of changes in export practices and procedures. Having worked within the U.S. Census Bureau since 1997, Wooden is currently assistant division chief for Economic Outreach and Trade Regulations and has broad responsibilities in dealing with the trade community at large.

The conference will run from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm at the Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center in Livonia. To view the full 2017 AIAG Customs Town Hall agenda, get more information, or reserve your seat, click here!