CT Strategies Co-Founder, Andrew Farrelly, Speaks to American Bar Association on Risk Management and Transportation Security

Mr. Farrelly delivers remarks on how U.S. Border Management authorities are having to continually reinvent risk mitigation strategies, while increasing trade facilitation capabilities in the face of an evolving threat landscape. New rules and regulations proposed by the U.S. government aimed at advancing security and economic interests must often be coordinated with the trade community … 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

Labor Issues, ‘Overreaction’ to Ebola, Present Complexities to Supply Chain

When considering disruptors to the global supply chain, natural disasters or malicious attacks are often first to come to mind. However, in recent weeks both a U.S. West Coast dockworkers labor dispute and what the International Maritime Organization (IMO) might consider an overreaction to the Ebola virus, have presented relatively significant disruptions to maritime trade. Despite recommendations by … Read more

Debate on JFK Expansion Raises Interesting Cargo, Passenger Capacity Issues

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, is seeking to invest billions to make the JFK and LaGuardia Airport environments more passenger-friendly.  The addition of hotels, conference space, and dining would boost the economies surrounding the high-volume airports, which currently rank very low in customer satisfaction. Cuomo proposes that the expanded passenger amenities would push a portion … Read more

West Africa Visa Ban Not Necessarily a Safeguard to Ebola Risk in U.S.

Congress, federal officials and security experts are debating whether to ban travel or restrict visas for individuals attempting to travel to the U.S. from West African countries at high risk for Ebola virus exposure. The potential security regulations raise key issues regarding U.S. border management and risk mitigation practices with respect to international travel. While … 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

VI World BASC Organization Congress

The Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC), is an international business alliance, primarily focused in Latin America, that promotes secure international trade in coordination with government agencies and organizations worldwide. On October 1-3 the World BASC Organization (WBASCO) will hold its world Congress in Washington DC to deliberate the challenges of upholding a secure international … Read more

Revolutionary Container Terminal Strategy Driven by Public-Private Partnership

A private logistics firm is partnering with private port operators and port-host governments to pursue an initiative that could revolutionize intermodal container terminal operations.  The initiative would integrate modes of cargo transport by unloading containers from ships at the seaport directly onto two different train lines.  One train would travel underground through empty sewage networks … Read more

World Customs Organization Revising Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)

As it does approximately every 5 years, the WCO recently adopted a recommendation that lists the most recent proposed amendments to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), which would enter into force January 1, 2017.  In order to better monitor and control trade patterns of certain goods and adapt the HTS to current trade patterns, more … Read more