March 12-14, 2023 | Boston, USA

Customs Compliance and Enforcement: Forced Labor

Benjamin England

CEO & Founder - FDAImports.com, LLC / Benjamin L. England & Associates, LLC

Yuri Lee

Acting Chief, Operations - Department of Homeland Security- U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Forced Labor Division

Jessica Rifkin

Senior Attorney / Customs, Trade, and Litigation Team Lead - Benjamin L. England & Associates, LLC

Judith Webster

Chief, Strategic Enforcement Branch - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Customs Compliance and Enforcement: Forced Labor

This session will provide an in-depth exploration of CBP compliance and enforcement issues in the forced labor area. CBP's focus on this critical issue continues to increase, with CBP issuing detention orders (WROs) on seafood harvested by multiple individual vessels and, recently, a WRO on seafood harvested by an entire fleet of vessels. Hear from CBP officials on what to expect in 2022, what they think is important and why. Pick up some pointers on what seafood importers should be doing to avoid having their imports suddenly stopped from entry due to forced labor concerns.

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