SPECIAL October event and tours – International mail and e-Commerce

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  • October Mail Tour
    October 29, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Photo Credit: CBP Flickr Photostream

The IACAC is very fortunate to have forged great partnerships over the past several years with airlines, the Aviation Department and government officials. 

This year, the buzzword has been e-commerce and how the mix of air cargo is rapidly changing. Coupled with the trade remedy Section 301 and Section 232 actions from China and on steel and aluminum, respectively, the amount of cargo moving through the mail and via e-Commerce channels has increased exponentially.

Along with that increase in boxes comes an increase in attempting illegal imports of IPR infringing goods, synthetic opioids, fake prescription medicines, illegal animal products and more. There is no better way to get an understanding on how this happens other than seeing it firsthand, and that's what we're offering to our membership.


Tour the International Mail Facility, tour United Airlines Cargo.

The IACAC is proud to present a tour of the Chicago International Mail Facility (IMF) and a tour of United Airlines Cargo which handles mail and e-commerce through their cargo channels. 

This event is initially members only and limited to thirty people, no more than one attendee per company. Registrants will need to submit a picture copy of their driver's license or passport photo page as a condition of attendance per a requirement from CBP.

On October 29th, we will meet at United Airlines Cargo for a light continental breakfast at 8:30. We have booked two tour times for fifteen people each at 9:30 and 10:30 at the International Mail Facility. A bus will provide transportation from the airline to the IMF. At the conclusion of the first tour, the bus will bring the second group and exchange them with the first group. The idea is to operate tours of the two facilities concurrently because of space limitations at the IMF.

Our sincere thanks to CBP's Hans P. Leiterman, Assistant Area Port Director-Tactical and Jack Bebinger Assistant Director, Trade, Chicago Field Office for helping to make this possible.

The IACAC will contact registrants privately to request a copy of their license or passport to submit to CBP.


Venue Website:

630 Main Cargo Rd., Chicago, Illinois, 60666, United States