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California Homeland Security & Global Trade

Category: Luncheons
Date(s) and Time(s): Friday, Jun 20, 2003, 11:30 AM - Friday, Jun 20, 2003, 01:30 PM
Venue: El Palomar Restaurant
Address: 1344 Pacific Ave
City / State / Country: Santa Cruz / CA / US
Organizer / Promoter: MBITA
Phone: 831-469-0148
Fax: 831-469-0917
Email: info@mbita.org
URL: http://www.mbita.org
Description: MBITA Luncheon

California Homeland Security & Global Trade
- What to Expect -

The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) (www.mbita.org) and the Monterey Export Assistance Center (EAC) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) (www.usatrade.gov) cordially invite you to the June Santa Cruz Chapter luncheon meeting.

Guest speakers

Franca Gargiulo, Western Region Representative of the US Council for International Business (USCIB) (www.uscib.org) will give a presentation on how USCIB works on a variety of fronts to smooth the way for American commerce abroad, promoting practical business services such as international commercial arbitration to resolve disputes swiftly. Ms Gargiulo will also discuss the ATA Carnet system provided by USCIB for temporary duty-free imports of many goods and Homeland Security issues involved in the process.

Michael White, Publisher/Editor of the CalTrade Report (www.caltradereport.com), will give a presentation about California\'s current role in the global economy and Homeland Security issues that face the international trade community in the sixth largest economy in the world. From trade in a post-9/11 world to the viability of California\'s earstwhile trade promotion effort, White is an outspoken observer of the rich and never boring world of global trade. The CalTrade report is the only publication covering news and developments in the international trade arena of interest to California global business community.

John Leyden, San Francisco Port Director with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), (www.customs.ustreas.gov) San Francisco, Department of Homeland Security, will discuss the creation of the U.S. CBP and its new mission: \"to prevent the entry of terrorists and the instruments of terror into the U.S. while ensuring the speedy, orderly and efficient flow of lawful traffic and commerce.\" To this end, Mr. Leyden will explain how CBP is accomplishing these goals though initiatives such as CSI, C_TPAT, and the 24 hour rule, which pertain to importing and exporting.

Date: Friday, June 20th, 2003
Place: El Palomar Restaurant 1344 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Time: Noon lunch to 1:30 pm, 11:30am registration
Price: $25; $30 non-members

Reservations required.

Call the MBITA office at
831-469-0148 for reservations
For online registration go to: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=49502

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