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CBP Pilot Program Focuses on Pre-Compliance

CBP is currently taking volunteers for a brand new Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) voluntary pre-compliance program.  The Journal of Commerce reported on the new pilot program here. Do you agree with my comments?

Time to Register – 2014 C-TPAT Conference

It’s officially time to register for the 2014 C-TPAT National Conference. Despite substantial scrutiny and restriction due to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines for government sponsored conferences, a scaled back C-TPAT conference will go on.  This year’s theme will be “C-TPAT: Partnering in Supply Chain Security and Facilitation for the 21st Century.” Here’s what READ MORE

Do You Want to be a “Trusted Trader”? C-TPAT is No Longer Enough

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently published the long awaited Federal Register Notice, dated June 16, 2014, discussing the “Announcement of Trusted Trader Program Test.” This new “Trusted Trader” program is big news for U.S. and non-resident Canadian importers, and if implemented will combine the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Importer Self Assessment READ MORE

C-TPAT Member Exports to Receive Expedited EU Customs Clearance

The United States and the European Union are now collabroating in an effort to increase the safety and efficiency of international shipments. The two parties have implemented a mutual recognition arrangement for their respective supply chain security programs. The equivalent to the C-TPAT in the European Union is known as the Authorized Economic Operator Program. This READ MORE

What You Missed at the C-TPAT Conference

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism is a voluntary government-business initiative that builds cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. C-TPAT is widely recognized as one of the most effective means of providing the highest level of cargo security through close cooperation with international supply chain businesses such as READ MORE