U.S. CBP and Singapore Sign Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Singapore, it’s 72nd CMAA to date. The Agreement allows each country to leverage the other’s existing cargo security and efficiency-building programs. With the rapid expansion of free trade, it would be extremely difficult for an individual customs service to efficiently manage … Read more

CT Strategies Expands Targeting and Land Border Management Expertise with Addition of Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Professionals

CT Strategies Adds Acclaimed Customs and Technology Experts to Enhance Service Offerings CT Strategies is pleased to announce the addition of two accomplished Senior Advisors who join the team with distinguished records of public service in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Dr. Gerald Dewey and Mr. … Read more

U.S. Customs to Allow Private Sector Contributions to Fund Operations

Capitalizing on the innovative ‘559’ Legislation, designed to allow private trade industry entities to supplement U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) efforts to move trade faster while the agency’s budget tightens, CBP and the General Services Administration (GSA), which owns multiple ports of entry around the U.S. where CBP operates, announced the ‘Donation Acceptance Program’ … Read more

U.S., Kenya Sign Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement Resulting from Africa Leadership Summit

As part of the recent U.S.-Africa Leadership Summit in Washington D.C., where President Obama met with 51 African Heads of State, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with its counterparts in Kenya.  The CMAA lays the legal framework to exchange critical information that will help both countries fight … Read more

Program Test with FDA and Consumer Product Safety Commission

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will run an 18 month program to test a long-anticipated Trusted Trader program in collaboration with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Dozens of U.S. government agencies have legal and regulatory authorities on imported goods.  This multi-agency partnership is a … 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

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