Webinar: CBP Import Updates on Recent Trade Issues

Posted on August 15, 2022 · Posted in

The Professional Association of Exporters and Importers (PAEI), U.S.CBP Electronics Center of Excellence and Expertise (ECEE), and Altana AI.





Present: The Import Updates on Recent Trade Issues webinar is an overview session that will introduce the Electronics Center of Excellence and Expertise and its vital role and impact in the trade community. This session will also focus on the priority trade issues, trade remedies, best practices, and information on UFLPA.

This webinar also includes Altana AI (https://www.altana.ai/atlas) a knowledge graph tool to help track and monitor compliance risks.

  •  CBP Import Updates on Recent Trade Issues Webinar
    • Centers of Excellence and Expertise – Mr. Alan Aprea
    • Electronics Center – Director, Mr. Alan Aprea
    • Electronics Center Divisions:
      • Partnership Division – Officer Sherry Ramirez
      • Enforcement Division – Officer Yolanda Benitez
      • Validation & Compliance Division – Officer Katie Woodson
      • Entry Validation & Compliance, BMO, and Financial Teams Division – Officer David Gault
    • Best Practices
  • Altana AI: Forced Labor Mapping Tool

Thursday, September 15, 2022
11:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT (2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET)

The virtual webinar will allow advanced Q&A; however, it will be addressed at the end of the webinar session.

Location: This is an interactive webinar program that participants can access from the convenience of their home or office using the WebEx platform. A computer or laptop with audio and a reliable and stable internet connection is required. The program begins at 11:00 a.m. PT and ends at 12:30 p.m. PT (UTC-7 hours). Instructions to access the webinar will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the event.

The last day to register is 5:00 p.m. PT on Monday, September 12th.  PAEI Tax ID:  680117035

Registration: FREE for P.A.E.I. members; WIT-NC Members; and CBFANC Members/$60 for non-members. Credit or debit card payments only.

Alan Aprea, Director, Electronics Center of Excellence and Expertise, CPB

Since December 2021, Alan Aprea has served as the (A) Center Director for the Electronics Center of Excellence and Expertise (ECEE) overseeing a staff of nearly 200 employees that cover the information technology and consumer electronics industry. Mr. Aprea presided over the ECEE during the Centers reintegration period returning staff to the office after over two years of working offsite due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Aprea also presided over implementing the ECEE’s expansion which included adding a fourth Division, which adjusted for the ECEE’s operational needs. Prior to Mr. Aprea’s acting appointment, he served as the Assistant Center Director overseeing the ECEE Partnership Division, which was preceded by serving as the Branch Chief overseeing the ECEE Enforcement Division.
Alan Aprea has been with CBP for nearly 20 years, beginning as a CBP Officer at the L.A. I Long Beach Seaport. In 2006, he became an Import Specialist serving on several different commodity teams. In 2011, Mr. Aprea was selected to participate in the Center of Excellence and Expertise pilot program that comprised a national multidisciplinary team covering the information technology and consumer electronics industry.

Amy Morgan, Head of Trade Compliance, Altana

Amy Morgan is Head of Trade Compliance at Altana Technologies. prior to Altana, Amy was Vice President, Cross-border at Avalara responsible for developing technology solutions to automate landed cost calculation and cross-border tax compliance.  Previously, Amy managed global trade and customs compliance operations for Amazon, Costco Wholesale, Nordstrom, and Microsoft. Amy is a licensed Customs Broker based in Seattle, Washington where she was recognized as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Innovators of the Year 2019 for using her” big trade” background to pursue progressive solutions to compliance challenges for companies of all sizes.




Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Requests for cancellations or attendee changes must be received by 5:00 p.m. PT, Monday, September 12th. Any refunds will be charged a $10 administrative fee. Please email requests to our office at paeiadmin@paei.org.

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The cost of membership gives you FREE attendance to this webinar, and the many more benefits you can enjoy participating in P.A.E.I. Talk about a deal!

  • Individual Membership only: $50
  • Corporate Membership only: $150

For registration questions, please contact Marit Fox at PAEIAdmin@paei.org.



Access details will be shared a few days before the program.

  • September 15, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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