The Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers Association, Inc.

Small Business Industry Trade Day

  • 04/26/2018
  • 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
  • LCC, De La Garza Bldg., ITIA Room 101

The Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers Association invites you to attend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Trade Relations for a Small Business Industry Trade Day on Thursday, April 26, 2018 


Deputy Executive Director Valarie M. Neuhart

Office of Trade Relations,
Office of the Commissioner,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection


In an effort to increase awareness of its programs and policies, Deputy Executive Director Valarie Neuhart, will lead discussions on CBP’s trade facilitation and enforcement related to imports, exports and the global supply chain as it directly impacts the small business community.  

Discussions include:

  • CBP’s role in trade imports, automation and partnership
  • What you need to know & what you should avoid when importing into the U.S.
  • What is a Brokers role in imports and how they can help
  • Resources available to Small Businesses

To attend you must register online using the following link:  by close of business, April 25, 2018.  You will receive a confirmation email with further details regarding the meeting. If for some reason you need to cancel your registration, please use the following link:


8:15am Registration
8:30am - 8:40am Welcome and Introductions
Valarie M. Neuhart
8:40am - 10:00am

CBP’s Role in Trade Imports and Exports


  • CBP 101: Valarie M. Neuhart
  • Cargo Release Process:
  • Post Release Process:
  • Partnership and Automation:

Moderator: Valarie M. Neuhart

10:15am - 10:30am Break and Networking
10:30am - 12:00pm

What you need to know & what you should avoid when importing into the U.S.


  • Enforcement and Compliance:
  • Partner Government Agencies:
  • Free Trade Agreements Requirements:

Moderator: Valarie M. Neuhart

12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch – On Your Own
1:15pm – 2:30pm

Resources and Opportunities for Small Businesses


  • Small Business Regulatory Fairness Act (SBREFA):
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC):
  • Small Business International Trade Center:
  • Small Business Contracting with the Government:
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break and Networking
2:45pm – 4:15pm

What is a Brokers Role and How They Can Help


  • Role of the Broker:
  • What Every Importer Should Know Before They Import:
  • The Movement of Cargo:
Moderator: Valarie M. Neuhart
4:15pm – 4:30pm Close Out and Evaluations

No Charge, open to the public

Limited Seating, reserve now!


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