March 2016 Luncheon: The CPSC and the air cargo supply chain

  • March 8, 2016
    11:15 am - 2:00 pm

If you didn't know who the Consumer Product Safety Commission was before the hover board recall crisis, you do now.

But while most people think of their regulatory reach to Customs brokers and importers, the fact is that they engage other members of the air cargo supply chain including forwarders, airlines, truckers, ground handlers and warehouse operators.

We wanted to present a non-regulatory focused presentation targeted to an air cargo audience.

So join Guadalupe Whyte, CPSC Compliance Investigator for the Port of Chicago as she shares:

  • A Brief Overview of the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Role in Importation/Exportation
  • Looking at Consumer Products Under CPSC Jurisdiction
  • Key Legislation
  • Targeting: How and when is it done.
  • Sampling Imported Products
  • Detention
  • CPSC Conditional Release or Quarantine
  • CPSC Contact


Her bio:

Investigator Guadalupe Whyte graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago with a Bachelor’s
Degree. Even before graduating from high school, she was already working for the federal government.

She worked at the Social Security Administration, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (School Lunch Programs), Army Corp of Engineers, and U.S. Customs Service before it became CBP. She has now been working 34 years with the federal government.

She has been working for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for over 15 years as an Investigator. For the first 10 years, she worked the domestic side, visiting consumers with product complaints; conducted surveillance purchase visits of retailers; inspected retailers, distributors, and manufacturers; and visited retailers to conduct recall checks.

In her current position as a Compliance Investigator, she is now working solely on imported shipments. She targets, examines, and screens shipments to confirm compliance with CPSC regulations, standards, and guidelines. She has also worked with other federal agencies, brokers, freight forwarders, and importers. She has conducted importer inspections at their facilities and made contact with them to educated them on the CPSC examination process, requirements, and penalties. Her goal is to ensure that imported products are safe for consumers.

Investigator Whyte enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.


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