CT Strategies Joins American Association of Port Authorities

CT Strategies is proud to join the American Association of Port Authorities. This Membership further aligns our organization with key supply chain stakeholders that we seek to serve around the U.S. by providing our unique insight on Customs-industry partnership and risk management in the port environment.  AAPA works to highlight the significance of unifying the seaport industry, serving as a voice … Read more

WITA Webinar: Three Former USTRs on the WTO in a Time of Change

On June 16, the Washington International Trade Association hosted a virtual discussion with three former United States Trade Representatives on the future of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO faces numerous challenges that will define its operation in the future. The organization is currently undergoing the selection process for a new Director General while simultaneously managing the possibility of United States withdrawal from … Read more

All About ACE

The Automated Commercial Environment was developed to ensure integrity in trade while streamlining border processes. The program ensures efficiency and provides a centralized point of access for stakeholders to connect with CBP and its Partnering Government Agencies. Below is an outline of how ACE benefits the trade community.   Electronic Data   ACE’s digitally stored data enables CBP to identify incoming cargo and determine whether it may be admitted into the … Read more

Latin American Challenges in the Wake of COVID: Brookings Discussion with Secretary General of the Organization of American States

On June 22, Brookings hosted a virtual conversation with Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) H.E. Luis Almagro to discuss his second term and the challenges and opportunities facing Latin America.   The COVID-19 crises has severely impacted Latin America as the region has become the epicenter of the pandemic. Deaths due to COVID-19 account for 45% of all global deaths despite … Read more

CBP May 2020 Operational Update

On June 12, CBP released its operational update for May 2020. The update focused on CBP’s efforts to prevent the cross-border spread of COVID-19, facilitate essential trade and travel and ensure the security of U.S. borders. Below are some highlights of the update: Trade and Counterfeit Seizures CBP’s COVID-19 Cargo Resolution Team (CCRT) helps to facilitate … Read more

WITA Webinar: COVID-19 and USMCA

On Thursday, June 4, the Washington International Trade Association held a webinar on COVID-19 and USMCA: The Pandemic and Implementation of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The panelists discussed the entry into force of the USMCA on July 1. Topics included a period of penalty-free adjustment and transition for the automotive industry in preparation for implementation, the delays caused by Covid-19 … Read more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Holds Webinar on Protecting Supply Chains During Coronavirus

On Tuesday, May 19th the U.S. Chamber of Commerce held a webinar on Protecting Supply Chains During Coronavirus. The webinar featured a series of panelists discussing the future of supply chains, safeguarding medical supply chains, and DHS efforts to manage the crisis. The first panel featured representatives from the trade industry discussing methods for supporting … Read more

CBP Announces New USMCA Center to Help Trade Community

On July 1, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will enter into force. CBP recently announced the opening of a new USMCA Center to assist in implementation of the agreement. The center will allow CBP to communicate with the trade community at large, “including traders, brokers, freight forwarders and producers” on operational, legal, and other coordination … Read more