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Importation of Biologicals Workshop (Virtual) – Sep. 27-29, 2022

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations – Detroit Field Office will be hosting the 2022 Importation of Biologicals Workshop via the virtual platform of Webex on September 27-29, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. EDT each day.

Join subject matter experts from across five federal agencies as they provide guidance on the safe and compliant importation of biological materials. CBP representation will be provided by components that include Agro-Bioterrorism Countermeasures (ABTC), the Detroit Field Office, the Biothreat Exclusion Program, the Biothreat Operations Program, and the Ports of Detroit, Port Huron, and Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Other partner agencies presenting will include U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP).


Each day will be organized into three to four presentations with time allotted for questions and answers. Please register for each day’s event to attend as many or as few presentations on that day as your schedule permits.


Registration for this free event may be completed online using the links below. Please note each day requires a separate registration. Registration for each day is limited to 1,000 participants due to the virtual platform, so early registration is recommended.


Agenda and Registration Links

Day 1: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Program begins at 10:00 a.m. EDT with the session wrap-up at 12:30 p.m. EDT

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Detroit Field Office
    • Welcome, Introductions, and Program Overview
  • CBP Agro/Bio-terrorism Countermeasures
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator
  • Federal Select Agent Program and Import Permit Programs
  • Session Wrap-Up

Registration:
https://cbp.webex.com/cbp/j.php?RGID=r70cdeacc6b560a0d40aa714c92efefd6

Day 2: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Program begins at 10:00 a.m. EDT with the session wrap-up at 12:30 p.m. EDT

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Permitting Unit Walkthrough• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Detroit Quarantine Station
  • Session Wrap-Up

Registration:
https://cbp.webex.com/cbp/j.php?RGID=r72cd96018d556c0c1ad3c9300786405b

Day 3: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Program begins at 10:00 a.m. EDT with the session wrap-up at 12:45 p.m. EDT

  • U.S Customs and Border Protection Biothreat Exclusion Program and the CBP One App
  • U.S Customs and Border Protection Biothreat Operations Program and Best Practices
  • U.S Customs and Border Protection Local Port Case Studies
  • U.S Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Programs Trade Liaison
  • Session Wrap-Up

Registration:
https://cbp.webex.com/cbp/j.php?RGID=ra4859aa2b5034c40a54bde369f1b9f57

If you have any questions regarding this annual event, please email the Trade Team at dfotradeoperations@cbp.dhs.gov.

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