Karen Lobdell, director of Trade Security & Supply Chain Services for the Customs & Trade practice in Chicago, presented at the Columbus Importers and Brokers Association in Columbus, OH on July 8.  Her presentation covered Importer Security Filing (10 + 2) and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).  Karen reviewed the basics of 10+2, and discussed the flexible options offered, enforcement/penalties and current stats/numbers, as well as offering some quick, relevant tips.  She also discussed the CSPIA, focusing on what the act covers, as well as highlighting certificates of conformity and the requirements for children’s products, enforcement and the current timelines for implementing various provisions.