CBP Seeks Input to Accelerate the Greening of Global Trade
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) Green Trade Strategy positions CBP as a champion for the green economy and a leader in the fight against climate change and environmental degradation. It commits CBP to working with customs authorities, interagency partners and private sector entities around the world to develop greener practices and standards for global trade while creating opportunities for government, industry and the broader public to unify efforts in the creation of a more sustainable future. A brief video providing an overview of the Green Trade Strategy can be viewed at: www.cbp.gov/video/opa/2023/cbp-green-trade-intro.mp4
In line with the Green Trade Strategy, CBP has announced the public-facing Green Trade Innovation and Incentives Forum, which will take place on July 11, 2023. The event will be hosted at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va.
The forum will gather together members of the trade industry, NGOs, technology, research and academic experts, and government personnel to solicit and share ideas related to green trade innovation, incentivization of clean and sustainable supply chains, and international trade decarbonization.
Information about how to participate in the Forum, either by submitting public comments on green trade themes (green trade incentives, research & innovation, and green data as a strategic asset) or by submitting a proposal for the Forum’s Trade Sustainability Leadership Showcase – or both – can be found at the Federal Register Notice announcing the event: www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/04/21/2023-08394/public-meeting-green-trade-innovation-and-incentives-forum
The deadline for submitting showcase proposals and comments on Green Trade themes is Monday, May 22, 2023.