Category: Event

Events: Detroit Trade Day and Citizen Academy

There are two upcoming events for members of the general public and those in the trade community in Detroit, including a citizen academy and the fourth annual trade day.

First, the Citizen Academy (full story here):

Citizen Academy attendees will learn about each of CBP’s components: U.S. Border Patrol; Office of Field Operations; and Office of Air and Marine, and their crucial mission of securing our Nation’s borders.  The academy will also cover legal and operational aspects, and will provide participants with hands-on exposure to the equipment used by CBP every day.  The academy will consist of six sessions, and classes will take place at various offices of the three components over the course of the Academy.

The Citizen Academy will be open to anyone 21 years of age or older. This program is offered at no cost to participants and all class materials will be provided. Please note that a background check is required and applicants should be in good physical health.  Class size is limited, and those not selected will be placed on a waiting list for future academy dates.

Applications are being accepted from those who are interested in attending the CBP Citizen Academy and are willing to commit to attending all of the sessions. Please contact Detroit Sector Headquarters at (586) 239-5059 or for more information.

And “Trade Day” (full story here):

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Detroit Field Office will hold its 4th annual Trade Day on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. This event will provide the trade community with an opportunity to meet and interact with CBP personnel, trade staff, and representatives from partner government agencies.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view presentations and directly engage with government personnel who regulate and facilitate trade. Participants range from Immigration and Customs Enforcement—Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Food and Drug Administration, Canadian Border Services Agency, and the Canadian Food Inspection Service.

Trade Day offers a diverse group of U.S. and Canadian customhouse brokers, carriers, importers, and other trade groups the opportunity to network with commodity teams, specialists from the Centers for Excellence and Expertise, and frontline officers from CBP and other partner agencies.

In previous years, the successful event has attracted audiences representing 97 companies and the general public. “This is a great opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the trade community and showcase our dedicated team of professionals.” said Director of Field Operations Christopher Perry.

The event will be held at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Detroit District, located at 300 River Place Dr., Suite 5900, Detroit, MI 48207. Parking for the event is free to all who register by Aug. 12.  All who plan to attend are encouraged to register online at

Questions or additional information may be directed to Mica Brazier at 313-496-2185 or via email at

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