As of August 2023, these requirements have become mandatory, and it is now imperative to submit the necessary proof documents through the CTPAT portal.
This webinar will provide valuable insights and practical strategies for organizations looking to enhance their risk assessment practices in the complex field of supply chain security
CBP’s Green Trade Strategy: Pioneering a Sustainable Global Trade Environment through Innovation and Enforcement
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is taking a proactive stance towards promoting a global green trade environment through innovative practices and robust enforcement efforts. Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller emphasized the agency’s commitment to collaborating with industry, stakeholders, and the public to set higher standards for global trade. CBP’s initiatives are aimed at addressing climate mitigation, supply chain resilience, and environmentally beneficial innovation in the context of international trade.
For importers, adhering to ISPM-15 regulations, conducting proper inspections, and working with reputable suppliers are crucial to avoiding delays, fines, and potential reputational risks associated with non-compliant wood packaging material.
If you’re a Mexico based company looking to strengthen your business connections with the U.S., we invite you to join us and learn more about the CTPAT program and how you can prepare to meet compliance requirements.
CTS’ study of the CTPAT program found that the biggest challenge for companies implementing CTPAT requirements was obtaining information from partners in their supply chain, which can include manufacturers of subcomponents, logistics partners, and even customs brokers.
Whether you attended or could not attend the summit in person or via webcast, this is the perfect opportunity to catch up on the latest CTPAT cargo security developments and what they mean for your company.
The summit’s agenda will feature discussions on CBP’s role in international trade initiatives and programs and how they plan to facilitate legitimate trade flow while keeping the country safe from potential risks. This year’s event will be particularly noteworthy, given the significant changes and challenges in the global trade landscape over the past few years. We highly encourage CTPAT member companies to tune in for program updates.
CTPAT Members must take all reasonable steps to ensure that their supply chains are free of forced labor. Building awareness of the problem and working with suppliers to develop solutions is one of the best ways to address forced labor concerns. Here are some best practices that companies can implement to help prevent and address forced labor in their supply chains.