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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
This presentation was prepared by CPSC staff, has not been reviewed or
approved by...
• CPSC’s Office of Import Surveillance works
closely with U.S. Customs and Border
Protection (CBP)
–CPSC staff are co-loca...
Basic Importation Process
Importer
Exporter
Customs and CPSC co-located offices
Certificates of Compliance
1. Cargo is loa...
Import Surveillance
• The Import Surveillance office works with
CPSC’s Office of General Counsel and
coordinates closely w...
Risk Assessment Methodology (RAM)
• Under CPSIA, CPSC was mandated to develop a
Risk Assessment Methodology to identify
sh...
• Data Sharing with U.S. Customs and
Border Protection
–Improves CPSC’s ability to assess risk on
shipments arriving in th...
Targeting and Enforcement
• National targeting programs
coordinated with CBP through the
Commercial Targeting and Analysis...
CTAC
• Commercial Targeting and Analysis
Center
• Operated from CBP HQ in Washington,
D.C.
• Staffed by CBP, CPSC, and oth...
Joint Audits/Informed Compliance
• Joint Inspections/Audits with CBP
– Provides specific guidance on CPSC
regulations
– Pr...
• Importer Self-Assessment Program
–CPSC staff are working with CBP to
implement a program that allows
companies to apply ...
Examinations in Warehouses
Examples of Products Intercepted and
Deemed Violative or Nonconforming
12
Mattresses
Hairdryers
13
Lighters
14
Holiday Lights
Drawstrings
15
Fireworks
16
Generators
Baby Shoes Containing Lead
17
Questions?
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Import Surveillance Overview - 2017

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An overview of the Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Import Surveillance.

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Import Surveillance Overview - 2017

  1. 1. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission This presentation was prepared by CPSC staff, has not been reviewed or approved by, and may not reflect the views of, the Commission. Import Surveillance Overview
  2. 2. • CPSC’s Office of Import Surveillance works closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) –CPSC staff are co-located with CBP port personnel at major ports of entry throughout the United States. Import Surveillance 2
  3. 3. Basic Importation Process Importer Exporter Customs and CPSC co-located offices Certificates of Compliance 1. Cargo is loaded onto a container ship in the foreign port of lading – cargo manifests are filed 2. Ship travels to the United States and enters a Port of Unlading (several weeks on average) 3. Entries are filed, by Customs brokers, for all cargo on board 4. Entries with CBP or other (CPSC included) holds are flagged for examination 5. Containers are unloaded and distributed via truck or rail (direct to importer, to a CES for exam, to a CFS if consolidated, etc.)
  4. 4. Import Surveillance • The Import Surveillance office works with CPSC’s Office of General Counsel and coordinates closely with CPSC’s Office of Compliance and Field Operations. 4
  5. 5. Risk Assessment Methodology (RAM) • Under CPSIA, CPSC was mandated to develop a Risk Assessment Methodology to identify shipments having a high risk of containing violative products. • The same section of the law required CPSC to provide for the use of the International Trade Data System to assess imported shipments. 5
  6. 6. • Data Sharing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection –Improves CPSC’s ability to assess risk on shipments arriving in the U.S. and to interdict violative products. Coordination with CBP 6
  7. 7. Targeting and Enforcement • National targeting programs coordinated with CBP through the Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC) • Targeting in CPSC’s RAM system • Local Operations formulated based on port specific activity 7
  8. 8. CTAC • Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center • Operated from CBP HQ in Washington, D.C. • Staffed by CBP, CPSC, and other agencies responsible for import safety • Access to manifest and entry data that assist in targeting 8
  9. 9. Joint Audits/Informed Compliance • Joint Inspections/Audits with CBP – Provides specific guidance on CPSC regulations – Provides specific importation requirements for future activity with Customs • Informed Compliance Inspections (ICI) 9
  10. 10. • Importer Self-Assessment Program –CPSC staff are working with CBP to implement a program that allows companies to apply for a “low-risk” status. Import Surveillance 10
  11. 11. Examinations in Warehouses
  12. 12. Examples of Products Intercepted and Deemed Violative or Nonconforming 12 Mattresses
  13. 13. Hairdryers 13
  14. 14. Lighters 14 Holiday Lights
  15. 15. Drawstrings 15
  16. 16. Fireworks 16 Generators
  17. 17. Baby Shoes Containing Lead 17
  18. 18. Questions?

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