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2019 Customs Town Hall

Register now for AIAG’s annual Customs Town Hall!




Join us on November 7, 2019 at The Mint (Lathrup Village, MI) to hear the latest updates directly from:


  • Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner – Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Mark Mahoney, Supervisory Supply Chain Security Specialist – U.S. Customs Border and Protection
  • Jason Bernstein, Director for Customs Affairs – Office of the United States Trade Representative
  • And other Customs Compliance Experts involved in many areas!


Event topics will include NAFTA 2.0, the current state of the expanding Drawback Program under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA), 232, 301, GSP and MTB Tariffs, plus updates on the newly confirmed Minimum Security Criteria for CTPAT.


Come engage with Representatives from Detroit’s Center of Excellence and Expertise and your colleagues while providing valuable feedback to Customs and Border Protection management on what’s really going on in our industry. All this and more combines to make this the “must attend” event of the year!


NOTE: CCS/CES credits will be available for attending the AIAG Customs Town Hall!


Optional ACE (Import & Export) Report Workshop


Friday, November 8, 2019 at AIAG (4400 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075)


Carlos R. Rodriguez, Information Technology Specialist from U.S. Customs and Border Protection will lead 3 separate workshops the day after Customs Town Hall.


You MUST be registered for the Customs Town Hall event to be eligible for these complimentary workshops. (if you cancel your Customs Town Hall registration, you will forfeit your seat in this training) 


  • 8:30-9:30am – Basic IMPORT Reports Workshop*
  • 10:00-11:00am – Basic EXPORT Reports Workshop*
  • 11:30am-1:00pm – ADVANCED Import/Export Workshop*


To register please send an email to Shannon Osburn at These workshops are limited to 30 people each on a first-come, first-served basis so DON’T DELAY…REGISTER TODAY!


*You MUST Have an ACTIVE ACE Account to participate in this training.

conference registration

Begin Date November 07, 2019
Registration Opens: 7:30 AM EST
Program Begins: 8:15 AM EST
Program Ends: 6:00 PM EST
The Mint At Michigan First Conference Center
27000 Evergreen Road
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
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Early Registration Cutoff: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Regular Registration Cutoff: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Late Registration Begins: Friday, November 1, 2019

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Registrations cancelled 30 or more business days prior to the program date will receive a full refund. Registrations cancelled less than 30 business days prior to the program date, as well as NO SHOWS, will forfeit all fees. Substitutions are welcome.



Dress Code is business casual. If special accommodations are needed, please contact AIAG Customer Service at (248) 358-3003.



Sponsors and Exhibitors are given an attendee list before and after the event. If you prefer that your contact information not be shared with the sponsors and exhibitors, please email Shannon Osburn at and indicate your desire to opt out and she will remove you from the contact list.



Detroit Southfield Marriott – 27033 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48033 - $133 per night. Complimentary shuttle. Book Online.

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