U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proud to announce the 2017 C-TPAT Conference. The conference will be held in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. Two sessions will be offered: August 29 – 30, 2017 and August 30 – 31, 2017. Both sessions will include a day of workshops and a day of general session.
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 you need to know:
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 (ISA) programs, making ISA extinct. CBP is currently recruiting test companies that have to be willing to go through an 18 month program test. […]
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 importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers. At CBP's C-TPAT Conference held on January 8-9, 2013, CBP announced major updates to C-TPAT - lucky for you, I've recapped the highlights for you.
Originally CBP planned to hold the CBP Symposium right after the C-TPAT conference from September 24-28th in DC. I thought that was a great idea and hope it works in the future. For now, the C-TPAT conference is postponed and the CBP Symposium has a new date. Mark your calendars, the new date is...
C-TPAT certification for importers and customs brokers will likely reduce the likelihood of security or compliance examinations by U.S. Customs/CBP.