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Upcoming Outreach Activities

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December 3, 2019

Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Compliance Seminar

Charleston, SC

This seminar, sponsored by CBFFAC, will increase your overall knowledge on export compliance/enforcement including an update on the latest regulatory changes with respect to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). An overview of commodity classification, the Automated Export System (AES) and the free filing tool, ACE AESDirect will be provided. A demonstration will cover how you can leverage the export reports feature in Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to manage compliance and oversee export filings at the company level.

December 5, 2019

Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Compliance Seminar

San Juan, PR

This seminar will be offered in Spanish and is sponsored by the San Juan U.S. Export Assistance Center. Census staff will cover regulations and filing requirements of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) and provide an overview of the Schedule B classification requirements and AESDirect within the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will cover port requirements and efforts against terrorism and international narcotics trafficking.

January 16, 2020

WEBINAR - Trade Trends, Policy Actions and Resources for Metals and Critical Minerals


This webinar, with the U.S. Census Bureau and International Trade Administration (ITA), will provide valuable information on the Metals and Critical Minerals Industry, including related industry groups within energy storage/battery, technology and manufacturing bases with supply-chains impacted by critical minerals. Census will discuss its resources, Schedule B Search Engine and the Global Market Finder. ITA will discuss its activities and resources within minerals and metals industries and give an overview of the recently published Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals (Executive Order 13817) and a discussion on enhancing international trade and cooperation related to critical minerals. Login details will become available shortly.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | International Trade | ftdwebmaster@census.gov |  Last Revised: November 15, 2019