Product Responsibility Summit 2022: CBP Enforcement Updates
Recorded On: 09/21/2022
This session will delve into U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), and expound on what it means when CBP issues a Withhold Release Order (WRO).
Bryant Van Buskirk (Moderator)
Customs and Border Protection
Bryant Van Buskirk currently serves as the field director of the Los Angeles CTPAT office. He is responsible for oversight and administration of all activities relative to the Los Angeles CTPAT area of operations, which encompasses Baja and Central Mexico, British Colombia, Canada, the majority of Pacific-Asia region countries and a diverse area of domestic locations, primarily within the western United States. His duties also include management and maintenance of the Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) between United States Customs and Border Protection and the countries of South Korea and New Zealand. In these capacities, he works directly with members of the trade (importers, exporters, foreign manufacturers, carriers, brokers, consolidators, port/terminal operators) towards improving international supply chain security, compliance with the 2006 Safe Port Act and overall furtherance of Customs & Border Protection’s Anti-Terrorism Goals. Bryant joined the former U.S.Customs Service (now Customs & Border Protection) as an inspector at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport in 1992. Bryant has been with the CTPAT program since 2005. Prior to this assignment, he served as a chief customs and border protection officer, assigned to oversee enforcement and cargo processing activities relative to anti-terrorism and contraband enforcement within the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport area of operations.Bryant is a recipient of the Certificate of Merit, Secretary General, World Customs Organization for exceptional service to the international customs community (2018), Commissioner of Customs Award of Valor, National Partnership for Reinventing Government Award, Co-recipient of National Review Board’s Hammer Award, Commissioner of Customs Strategic Problem Solving Award and Commissioner of Customs Award for Innovation.
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