Managing CTPAT | For New Compliance Managers
A CTPAT manager’s role is to help ensure a company complies with all applicable CTPAT requirements, including security measures like access controls and physical security where goods are stored or processed before being shipped out.
CTPAT Validations | What To Expect
Be sure to check with your Supply Chain Security Specialist (SCSS) to determine if your validation will be in person or virtually this year, as each format brings its own types of challenges. During a CTPAT validation, your SCSS will examine your company’s processes and evidence of implementation for compliance in areas such as commitment of upper management to promoting a culture of security
Driving Company-Wide CTPAT Awareness
For most companies, the 12 Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) sections touch various departments, so making compliance a team effort is vital. The first step is to ensure that all key employees are aware of CTPAT requirements by having them participate in compliance efforts on a regular basis.
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.
Operational Guidance for Importers on The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
Beginning June 21, 2022, The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) applies a rebuttable presumption that imports tied wholly or partially to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China, or to certain entities, involve forced labor and are prohibited from entering the United States.
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)”.