The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an online webinar will take place on June 14, 2020. The purpose of the webinar will be to highlight new procedures for submitting documents required for importing fruits, vegetables, and specialty crops into the United States. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will co-host the event with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The trade community is invited to participate. A question-and-answer session will immediately follow the webinar.
AMS will post a recording of the webinar to its website for ongoing reference. AMS has scheduled the webinar for 2 hours.
The AMS-CBP webinar will convey information on the agencies’ partnership over the last several years to fulfill their roles in the government-wide International Trade Data System (ITDS) initiative. Primary among them are CBP’s launch of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) into which importers will be required load documents necessary for bringing products into the United States.
AMS has begun using its Compliance Enforcement Management System (CEMS) that shares and transfers informations with CBP’s ACE portal. The connectivity between CEMS and ACE enables AMS to schedule grading and certification services performed by the Federal and Federal-State Inspection Program and track the handling and disposition of loads for compliance purposes.
During the webinar, AMS and CBP specialists will present details on new procedures for importing regulated food products into the United States.