CBP posted a 06/08/10 webinar slides of CPSC presentation. Overall, the slides appeared to create a joint statement, by both agencies, to cooperate with one another. General procedural policies, as applied to CPSC, appear to be in the same application line as with FDA, but not with USDA. That observation is based on the fact of “conditional merchandise release” under CBP bond pending results of examination.
Perhaps, most interesting part of presentation relates to CPSC sampling methodology. Unfortunately, CPSC went no further than to site statutory authority 15 USC 2066 and 15 USC 1273. Nothing in the slides mentions how will CPSC will apply the Congressional authority in practice (perhaps, because CPSC is not quite certain about the application itself).
Overall, the presentation is dissapointing from the point of view of practitioner, because one cannot make any specific conculsions about CPSC / CBP cooperation procedural applications to its business.