Are your company's consumer products sold in the United States? Are you familiar with the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission (CPSC) and U.S. mandatory and voluntary consumer product safety standards? Did you know that the CPSC has an Asia-Pacific regional office based in China that can be your resource on the CPSC and its approach to consumer product safety?

AmCham Shanghai is pleased to welcome the CPSC Asia-Pacific Regional Product Safety Attaché, Joel Blank, for a discussion with members who want to learn more about the CPSC and its Asia-Pacific regional office. Joel will provide a quick overview of the CPSC and how he and his team work with companies throughout China and the region to educate manufacturers and distributors on U.S. consumer product safety. Joel will also answer your questions about how he and his team can be a resource for you and your company when it comes to promoting safe consumer products. This event is off the record.


9 AM - 9:15 AM
Registration & Networking
9:15 AM - 10 AM
Presentation by Joel Blank
Overview of the CPSC and how Joel and his team work with companies throughout China and the region to educate manufacturers and distributors on U.S. consumer product safety.
10 AM - 10:30 AM
Audience Q&A


  • Joel Blank (Asia-Pacific Regional Product Safety Attaché at Consumer Product Safety Commission)

    Joel Blank

    Asia-Pacific Regional Product Safety Attaché at Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Joel Blank serves as the Section Chief and Regional Product Safety Attaché for the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Beijing Office based at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China. Mr. Blank works directly with government and industry stakeholders throughout the Asia-Pacific region to improve the safety of consumer products exported to the United States. Through capacity building activities, technical exchanges, and government-to-government engagement, Mr. Blank promotes compliance with U.S. product safety requirements and coordinates closely with product safety regulators throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

    Prior to his current role, Mr. Blank was the Intellectual Property Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, where he served as the principal officer within the Embassy on matters related to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in China. Mr. Blank’s duties included helping to develop, promote, and implement U.S. Government strategies to improve China’s IPR protection and enforcement systems; apprising the Ambassador and other Embassy officials of important IPR developments; and serving as a point-of-contact for U.S. companies seeking to better understand China’s IPR environment.

    Prior to his appointment as the IP Attaché, Mr. Blank was an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of the Administrator for Policy and External Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As a member of the Office’s Enforcement Team, Mr. Blank specialized in developing USPTO policy on China-related IP matters, particularly those concerning the enforcement of IPR in China. Prior to joining the USPTO, Mr. Blank was a Senior Attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce (OCCIC) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he advised the International Trade Administration on international trade law issues. While at OCCIC, Mr. Blank specialized in international intellectual property, investment, competition, and China-related legal issues.

    Mr. Blank graduated Magna Cum Laude from American University’s Washington College of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Law Review, and holds a Business Degree from Drake University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with majors in International Business, Accounting, and Management.

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Member Ticket
Member Price Free
Member Company Employee Price
Standard Price RMB 200
Door Price RMB 250
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 500
Door Price RMB 550


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Shanghai, China

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