ACE update: Importing animal, plant or biotechnology products

                          • DateJune 03, 2020
                          • Time1:00 PM EDT
                          • Duration1 hour
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                          About this Webinar

                          The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system has been implemented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to streamline the import and export process for U.S. businesses. The initiative facilitates the movement of goods by allowing the trade community to electronically submit data to CBP and Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) through a single window.

                          In the coming months, CBP will announce a mandatory compliance change, which will require the electronic filing of data elements related to agriculture commodities through ACE.

                          Don’t miss out on key updates! This webinar will look at ACE requirements for Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and will include the following:

                          1. An outline of the requirements for importing animals and animal products; plants and plant products, and biologics
                          2. A look at current processes today vs. changes being implemented later this year
                          3. A discussion of the required licenses, permits, certificates and other documents (LPCOs) through ACE


                          Who Should Attend?

                          Importers and shippers of animal and animal products, plants and plant products, and genetically engineered organisms.

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                          Our experts

                          Patty Davis: Manager, U.S. Regulatory Affairs

                          As Manager, U.S. Regulatory Affairs, Patty Davis, has responsibility for leading a team that responds to internal customer queries covering topics such as Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classifications, standard operating procedures and compliance.

                          Patty has extensive knowledge of all customs and Partner Government Agencies (PGA)/Other Government Agencies (OGA) requirements, developed over 38 years’ of experience within the Customs industry.

                          She has many years of OGA familiarity based on her background of cargo processing positions. This knowledge serves her well in her current role where she regularly handles the ongoing conversion of documents to data sets in the PGA commodities.

                          Patty is a licensed customs house broker (CHB) and a member of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA).

                          Lindsay A. Kuntz: PGA Compliance Advisor

                          As PGA (Partner Government Agencies) Compliance Advisor, Lindsay is responsible for analyzing the data and documentation requirements for the PGAs that are, or will be, active participants in the ACE environment.

                          Lindsay has extensive expertise in PGA Regulations and requirements and is particularly well versed in PGA message set framework, and its layout within Livingston’s operating systems. In addition she is knowledgeable in PGA Implementation Information and entry/data requirements.

                          Lindsay leads cross-team training efforts within Livingston in preparation for all upcoming PGA's mandatory deadline date for ACE participation.

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