Investing in the Trade Leaders of Tomorrow

CTS FUTURE TRADE LEADERSFellowship Program We are excited to announce the launch of CT Strategies Future Trade Leaders Fellowship Program. CT Strategies operates under the shared belief that secure and efficient global trade and travel contribute to economic prosperity and cultural diversity. Through the Future Trade Leaders Fellowship Program, we hope to support the education and professional … Read more

A Holistic Assessment of CBP’s CTPAT Program

We are proud to announce the release of the 2021 CTPAT Study led by CT Strategies in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the University of Houston’s BTI Institute (A DHS Center of Excellence). The study surveyed and interviewed CTPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) members and program administrators to examine the program’s effectiveness, identify areas … Read more

Building Secure and Sustainable Customs Operations – 5th WCO Global AEO Conference

CT Strategies is excited to be returning to the World Customs Organization’s 5th Global AEO Conference. Set for May 25 to 27th ,  the conference will be hosted virtually in collaboration with Dubai Customs and the Federal Customs Authority. The conference will explore the topic “AEO 2.0: Advancing Towards New Horizons for Sustainable and Secure … Read more

CT Strategies Partners With Coalition Of New England Companies For Trade ​

CT Strategies is proud to announce our new partnership with the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT). CONECT is a non-profit association for companies involved in international trade and/or transportation. As an industry service provider, this membership grants us the opportunity to establish connections with importers, exporters, and transportation service providers to share … Read more

Port of the Future Conference: NII Technologies & CTPAT panel Recap

CT Strategies is proud to have joined this years  Port of the Future Virtual Conference hosted by the University of Houston. The event provided corporate leaders, trade and logistics professionals, government officials, and leading researchers the opportunity to examine an expanding and evolving vision of future Ports of Entry.  The event addressed the urgent and … Read more

Secure Trade Lanes & Next Gen Facilitation- COAC March 2021

The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee advises the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Treasury on commercial operations of Customs and Border Protection. The committee holds quarterly meetings to address rising topics and concerns in industry and government. Subcommittees provide recommendations and solutions in secure trade lanes, intelligent enforcement, next generation facilitation, and … Read more

WITA Webinar: COVID, Supply Chains and the Crisis at the Ports

The Washington International Trade Association held a webinar on February 25th to examine how Covid-19 is remaking global supply chains. Among those in attendance were Karyn Booth a Partner and Transportation Practice Group Leader of Thompson Hine LLP, Dr. Noel Hacegaba the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Port of Long Beach, Nate Herman the Senior Vice President of the American Apparel & Footwear … Read more

Navigating Gulf Trade Relations with Qatar

With Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt thawing relations with Qatar, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are to end the Qatar boycott through the AlUla GCC Summit Declaration signed on January 5th, 2021. The now-terminated boycott has severed diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Qatar since 2017. The new Declaration will bolster not only GCC-Qatari relations, but Gulf relations at large. While short … Read more

A Guide to Mutual Recognition

Mutual Recognition of Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) allows two customs administrations to recognize one another’s standards and provide reciprocal benefits to members of both programs. It also allows for the exchange of membership information and data between foreign customs administrations.   The U.S. AEO program, the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT), has several Mutual Recognition … Read more