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.

Is Your Company Eligible for CTPAT Membership? 

U.S, Canada, and Mexico-based companies operating under any of the above entity types can apply for CTPAT membership. Before beginning your CTPAT application, carefully identify whether your company meets the eligibility criteria specific to your entity type. We’ve made it simple to find out. Check your company’s CTPAT eligibility status here.

CTPAT | Cargo Smuggling Trends Members Should Know

The CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria, regarding transportation security, emphasizes critical areas of conveyance security due diligence. To maintain contraband-free supply chain, MSC requires your supply chain operations team to keep up with evolving smuggling trends. Listed below are event smuggling trends all CTPAT member companies should be aware of:

2022 Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit

CBP outlined the new requirements set forth in the CTPAT Trade Compliance program regarding forced labor. For CTPAT Tier II or Tier III members participating in the CTPAT Trade Compliance partnership, CBP released the new requirements that take effect on August 1st, 2022.

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)”.