CTPAT Webinar | Future-Proofing Your Compliance Ecosystem

For global logistics and trade compliance professionals, 2022 has been the year of significant changes, and CBP is keeping us on our toes as secure trade becomes an even greater focus across companies and customs organizations worldwide. As a business, your goal is to keep goods moving seamlessly, which is why it’s more important now than ever to understand how changes to the program will affect operations across your enterprise.

The 5th Annual RLVAF Golf Tournament

On September 29th, CT Strategies hosted the 5th Annual Roger L. Von Amelunxen Foundation Golf Tournament at Reston National Golf Course. This year’s tournament was a record-breaking event, gathering over 180 participants and raising over $75,000 for the Foundation.

CTPAT Virtual Validations Checklist

The validation process is extensive. Virtual validations can last anywhere from 3 to 8 hours. When necessary, the validation will be divided into multiple sections. CBP’s goal is to leverage technology to further standardize virtual validations by using data to reduce validation backlogs and develop efficient feedback systems. Here are the latest lessons and best practices for CTPAT virtual validations from CBP’s 2022 Trade symposium.

CTPAT | Vetting Your Business Partners  

These techniques proactively identify risks that CTPAT members can reduce through mitigation which supports the overall economic security of the United States.

Business partner vetting is a key element supporting your CTPAT security profile, so it’s essential to understand best practices in collecting information and assessing your business partners.

CTPAT | Identifying Trade Based Money Laundering

As highlighted by Mr. Allen Gina, “many companies are aware of the attempts made by bad actors to compromise their cargoes and conveyances to smuggle illicit items into and out of a country, yet many of these same companies are unaware of how vulnerable they may be to trade-based money laundering (TBML)”.

Webinar replay | Preparing for CTPAT Virtual Validations

If your company would like additional support in getting the most out of your CTPAT membership and easing the process of certification, validation, or revalidation, CT Strategies offers several support packages. Using the insight from over 50 years of combined CBP operational and policy knowledge, we leverage our first-hand CTPAT supply chain security experience and insight into the latest program updates, so you can save time, money, and get the most value out of your CTPAT membership. Our team of experts is former CTPAT Supply Chain Security Specialists, Supervisors, Field Directors, and Acting Directors of the CTPAT program who have performed hundreds of domestic and foreign validations globally for all entity types.

ALERT Workshop | Creating Effective Engagements with CBP

The Alert Workshop is creating effective engagements with CBP through advanced developments encompassing processes and technologies for Customs and Border Protection.    The Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) Center of Excellence for Awareness and Localization of Explosives Related Threats (ALERT) at Northeastern University has produced a new series of workshops centered […]

CT Strategies Hosts 4th Annual Roger L. Von Amelunxen Foundation Golf Tournament

On September 30th, CT Strategies hosted the 4th Annual Roger L. Von Amelunxen Foundation Golf Tournament at Reston National Golf Course in Reston, VA. The event was another success, gathering 120 participants and raising over $55,000 for the Foundation, which is named after Amelunxen, a Customs Patrol Officer who was slain on duty in 1980. […]