All countries have their own Customs laws, regulations and security programs in order to ensure the safety and security of shipments crossing their borders. Non-compliance with these rules can result in fines, penalties and forfeitures of merchandise, as well as significant delays at the border.

CompTIA educates our membership and keeps them current on Customs related issues. In addition, we work with U.S. and foreign governments to make Customs procedures streamlined, effective, and transparent for both government and industry. These efforts are aimed at ensuring compliance with laws and regulations as well as minimizing the financial and administrative impacts.

Customs Events

  • Q4 Customs Committee Meeting - Attending in Person

    Washington, D.C.
    December 12, 2018 1:30 PM

    Quarterly gathering of Committee members to hear from key government officials and discuss top priority issues. Members also discuss trade compliance best practices and benchmark processes and systems.

  • Q4 Customs Committee Meeting - via Webinar

    December 12, 2018 1:30 PM
  • Q4 Global Trade and Market Access Committee

    Washington, D.C.
    December 12, 2018 3:00 PM

Blog Posts

  • CompTIA Members Discuss New Tariffs, Changing Trade Landscape

    by Ken Montgomery | Sep 28, 2018
    CompTIA brought together industry leaders for the 12th Annual Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference Sept. 18. In San Diego. The day-long conference, attended by 80 industry trade policy and compliance professionals, focused on trade policy and regulatory updates as well as in-depth discussion on the best practices for compliance. The event was a great success thanks to CompTIA Members.
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  • State Technology Associations Urge Congress to Roll Back Tariffs

    by Stefanie Holland | Aug 02, 2018
    CompTIA along with the Technology Councils of North America and the State Tech Council Alliance Partners urged Congressional leaders on August 2 to roll back the tariffs placed on imported goods from China before they cause any more harm to our economy and U.S. competitiveness around the world.
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  • USITO 2017 Fall Board Meeting in Beijing

    by Stefanie Holland | Dec 13, 2017
    On November 27-30, Liz Hyman and Stefanie Holland attended the U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO) Board meeting in Beijing, China. The delegation of nearly 40 representatives from tech companies and associations met with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and the embassy team.
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Press Releases

CompTIA Statement on Trump Administration’s List of Tariffs on $200 Billion of Imports

Jul 11, 2018

With Deadline One Month Out, Many US Companies Not Ready for GDPR, CompTIA Survey Reveals

Apr 25, 2018

CompTIA Joins USITO as Parent Association

Feb 28, 2017