Join us; we have a great lineup!  February 1st, 2018 @ 9am


Please join Women in International Trade, Orange County (WITOC) for it’s annual State of International Trade & Customs Outlook for importers, exporters and other trade stakeholders.  REGISTER HERE.

Hear from high-level government officials, representing USCBP, USCPSC, DHS/HSI, USDA, and FDA, giving us a recap of 2017 top headlines on trade facilitation and enforcement, and a look ahead on regulatory trends and initiatives that will shape the landscape of global commerce in 2018. Other industry experts will share their insights into hot topics setting the stage for another year of trade transformation in a world of bridging relations with government agencies and trade stakeholders. With a wide range of speakers from relevant backgrounds, you will not want to miss this opportunity to interact and connect with government and industry members.

 Discussion Topics to Include: 

  • Year-end Review and 2018 Forecast from Respective Government Agencies
  • Leadership Changes and New Appointments at Local and National Ports of Entry
  • Import/Export Trade Challenges, Priority Enforcement Issues and Trends to Watch for 2018
  • Update on USCBP Centers of Excellence, Forced Labor Reviews
  • TFTEA Mandates for USCBP and Other Respective Government Agencies
  • How COAC is Shaping the Future for Trade Stakeholders

Program Moderator:  Anne Hilsabeck, President and Founder, AMH Customs Consultants, Newport Beach

Government Speakers: 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

  • Elva Muneton, Assistant Director, Trade, Los Angeles Field Office
  • Bernice Conley, Assistant Port Director – Trade, Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (USCPSC), Hank Tapy, Director Western Region, Import Surveillance

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Dawn Barriteau, Deputy Special Agent in Charge – Los Angeles

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Daniel Solis, Acting Program Division Director – Division of West Coast Imports Office of Enforcement and Import Operations

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Nicholas Porzio, Supervisor, Smuggling Interdiction,Trade Compliance Office, Los Angeles & Central California

Private Sector Speakers: 

  • Vincent Iacopella, Executive Vice President, Alba Wheels Up Int’l Inc., Inglewood
  • Representing the Commercial Customs Operations
  • Advisory Committee (COAC)

Venue:  Avenue of the Arts Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626