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

Japan, Asian Development Bank Invest in Nepal Customs Service

Japan’s work with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to modernize Nepal’s customs service signifies growing recognition by developed countries that investments in developing nations’ customs services will benefit the economies of all partners involved. The initiative is a component of implementing various regional economic initiatives as well as the World and Customs Modernization Action Plan. … 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