Registration for Public Workshop on Electronic Filing of Certificates

The goal of the workshop is for CPSC to receive practical and procedural information from skaeholders about electronic filing of certificates at entry into Customs and Border Protection's ACE system.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 


Location: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

4330 East West Highway

4th Floor Hearing Room

Bethesda, MD 20814


The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission, or we) staff is holding a workshop on the Commission’s proposal to require electronic filing of certificates for regulated imported consumer products. We invite interested parties to participate in or attend the workshop and to submit written comments.


The goal of the workshop is for CPSC to receive practical and procedural information from stakeholders about electronic filing of certificates at entry into the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment Secure Data Portal (ACE) system.  CPSC staff has been reviewing the comments received in response to the 1110 rule Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR).  Some comments reflect misunderstandings about the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) certificate requirements, CPSC’s ability and intent to implement electronic filing of certificates, and the logistics involved in implementing electronic filing.  Accordingly, CPSC staff is conducting a workshop to:

  • listen closely to stakeholders’ concerns related to the electronic filing of certificates, as well as to provide stakeholders the requested opportunity to give CPSC additional information on electronic filing of certificates that may assist the Commission with developing a final rule and with implementing electronic filing, if such a requirement is finalized;
  • clarify for stakeholders certain issues related to the 1110 rule NPR;
  • provide background on CPSC’s pilot-scale risk assessment methodology (RAM) system and its relationship to the effective implementation of the “single window” required by Executive Order (EO) 13659; and
  • provide CBP with an opportunity to discuss ACE, the Document Image System (DIS), and Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set tests with stakeholders.


For more information about the workshop, click here.



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