U.S. Customs has announced the postponement of their East Coast Trade Symposium, previously scheduled for October 24-25, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

They cited the protracted lapse in appropriations as significantly impacting their ability to prepare for and commit the resources necessary to hold the event as planned.  Customs is committed to hosting the event at a later date, and looks forward to announcing the new dates for this event as soon as possible.

For the registrants who have completed and paid for their symposium registration, Customs will be refunding registration fees.  The refunds will be processed once the partial government shutdown is concluded.