Upcoming PPAI Webinars: March



    Webinars are regularly scheduled on Wednesdays from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST.
    They are free for PPAI members (unless otherwise noted). For your convenience, all webinars are recorded and available for on-demand viewing. Contact webinars@ppai.org with any questions.






    Wednesday, March 8: 2:00 - 3:00 pm Pacific Time

    U.S. Customs Incentives Programs: C-TPAT and ISA

    Presented by Michael Laden, Trade Innovations, Inc.

    1.0 MAS

    If your company is currently an importer or exporter, you'll want to attend this webinar. Our featured speaker will discuss two incentive-based partnership programs offered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) was created in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. C-TPAT is a supply chain security program that rewards member-companies with benefits in return for tightening up supply chain security protocols. Participants are granted incentives such as fewer CBP cargo examinations and front of line privileges in the event an exam is required. C-TPAT is also open to U.S. exporters. Our speaker will also discuss the Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA). Qualified participants in the ISA program are removed from CBP audit pools. Participation in C-TPAT is a prerequisite to applying for ISA. This webinar is ideally suited for any company engaged in importing or exporting and for any person involved in international trade compliance, logistics or security. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

     Free for members and nonmembers.                                                    


    Wednesday, March 15: 2:00 - 3:00 pm Pacific Time

    New Drawback Provisions
    Presenters: Daniel Sanders and Brian London, Charter Brokerage

    1.0 CAS

    Do you export promotional products? If so, join Daniel Sanders and Brian London for this webinar to learn about duty drawback changes that could enable you to receive a refund on customs duties paid on imported goods that are subsequently exported. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Free for members and nonmembers


     Wednesday, March 22: 2:00 - 3:00 pm Pacific Time

    Financing Your Promotional Products Distributor or Supplier Business for Growth

    Presenters: David Rocker and John Herman, Promotional Capital, LLC  
    1.0 CAS

    Join David Rocker and John Herman for this session on financing your business. This session will review different options and opportunities for both distributors and suppliers to finance your growth while managing cash flow. The session will cover how utilizing the financing services can resolve your cash flow issues and help you grow your business. There will be an overview on how factoring (invoice financing), purchase order financing, merchant cash advances, and short term loans are a great way for distributors and suppliers to access the working capital needed for growth. We will go over the steps necessary to get set up to receive this member benefit. This session is offered by Promotional Capital LLC, which is a PPAI Affinity Partner.


    Free for members · $15 for nonmembers




    Wednesday, March 29: 2:00 - 3:00 pm Pacific Time

    ICPHSO Annual Meeting & Training Symposium

    Presenter: Brian Grochal 

    1.0 MAS

    Join Brian Grochal for the ICPHSO Annual Meeting webinar. This webinar shares information from the annual product safety symposium regarding responsible sourcing best practices from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, product liability attorneys and prominent compliance experts. The webinar will provide guidance for dealing with current complex compliance trends in addition to giving insight into where compliance regulations are headed in coming years. This year's theme will dive deep into topics such as selling in China, understanding RAPEX, consumer product chemical screening, the anatomy of a product safety crisis, what to do when a field investigator shows up and effectively managing recalls. This session qualifies as an elective under the Product Safety Aware Program.

     Free for members and nonmembers



    If you are not available for our live webinars, they will be available on demand.
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