‘Global Container Control Programme’ Leverages Internationally Coordinated Risk-Based Targeting Operations to Fight Illicit Trafficking

This week in Vienna, the World Customs Organization Secretary General, Kunio Mikuriya, discussed the growing success of the ‘Global Container Control Programme’, which was created in 2004, and is now coordinated and operated in 20 countries across five continents. The Programme brings together Customs and other law enforcement entities from around the world into a … Read more

Dutch Customs Sets the Bar on Rail Cargo Security at Port of Rotterdam

Through the use of advanced x-ray scanning technology and cutting edge threat detection processes, the Port of Rotterdam can now scan all cargo on trains moving up to 35 miles per hour (a 40 foot container every eight-tenths of a second) without any sacrifice in security.  Aside from rail freight, Rotterdam is often recognized as … Read more

CT Strategies Grows Integrated Supply Chain and Trade Services Practice with Addition of Experienced Personnel

CT Strategies, a subsidiary of Command Consulting Group, is excited to announce the addition of four former government officials with high-level experience in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the White House National Security Staff to its growing advisory services practice. David Murphy, Charles Bartoldus, Thomas M. Roland, Jr., … Read more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Trade Advisory Committee Convene in Miami, Promote Bi-Directional Education

On May 22nd, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officials and their Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations (COAC) held their quarterly meeting in Miami. COAC meetings provide invaluable opportunity for government and business to educate each other on their respective roles in regulating and securing the supply chain, while ensuring the prosperity of the … Read more

Commendable Efforts by Philippines Customs Commissioner Demonstrates Revenue Increase Through Fighting Corruption

After losing a projected $4.6 Billion USD in annual customs revenue, Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, recognized the need to squash the corruption within his Bureau of Customs and assess the nation’s customs revenue gap. He appointed a former Goldman Sachs trader in Hong Kong, John Sevilla, as the Commissioner to do the job. Since … Read more

Presidential Meeting Paves the Way for U.S., Uruguay Customs Agreement

Just days after the President met with the Uruguayan Prime Minister to discuss trade on May 12th at the White House, U.S. Customs & Border Protection and Uruguayan Foreign Affairs signed a customs mutual assistance agreement (CMA). The Head of State meeting and subsequent execution of the CMA highlight the importance of international trade as a critical element of … Read more

Andrew Farrelly Featured on CBS News

The ongoing investigation in the disappearance of Malaysian Airline Flight 370 has already prompted additional security measures by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  After revelations that two passengers aboard the flight were traveling on stolen passports, the issue of lax passport screening, particularly of outbound passengers has been brought to a new prominence.Andrew Farrelly, … Read more

Welcome

Happy New Year!  The launch of our official website allows us time to reflect and share our common purpose in establishing CT Strategies. We believe that governments and the private sector are embarking on reinvention and redefinition of the way they traditionally do business and the team at CT Strategies is very excited to be … Read more

Al Gina Featured in the Journal of Commerce

Transition is often difficult to identify by those being transformed.  However, when the insight is simplified, an agency can embrace an intentional shift in their regulatory and enabling responsibilities as well as in its relationship with industry.  This allows a new future to take root as government agencies and industry truly cooperate and co-create initiatives … Read more