CBP defers East coast Trade Symposium

CBP defers East coast Trade Symposium

Customs and Border Protection officials announced that their East Coast Trade Symposium scheduled for October 24-25, 2013 has been postponed.  The federal government closing has denied CBP  the staffing to properly prepare and execute the symposium.  CBP issued this statement:

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the need to postpone the much-anticipated East Coast Trade Symposium, previously scheduled for October 24-25, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

The protracted lapse in appropriations has significantly impacted our ability to prepare for and commit the resources necessary to hold the event as planned. Although we were hopeful that the appropriations issues would be resolved by now, and we would be able to proceed as planned, this is no longer possible. We are committed to hosting the event at a later date, and look forward to announcing the new dates for this event as soon as possible.

For the registrants who have completed and paid for their symposium registration, we will be refunding your registration fee. The refunds will be processed once the partial government shutdown is concluded.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this postponement has caused you. We look forward to your participation once this event is rescheduled.

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