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)”.
Over the past couple years, the CTPAT program has undergone several changes to adapt to the increasing uncertainty in the global supply chain. The New Minimum-Security Criteria (MSC) and the onset of virtual validations are two major areas of change, and common points of confusion for member companies. On December 14th, CT Strategies’ CTPAT Experts dove into […]
After participating in numerous virtual validations and constantly engaging with key industry and government stakeholders, the following have been the most common questions we have heard. Are there any minimum requirements that companies are having trouble with? Many of the new Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) sections are proving to be a challenge for some companies […]
The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program was established in 2001 to enhance United States border security through strengthening of international supply chains. CTPAT is a public-private partnership that facilitates the flow of cargo through ports of entry while maintaining the rigorous security standards inherent to CBP field operations. A recent study of the CTPAT Program released in May of 2021, found that the greatest number […]
The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) rolled out the onset of virtual validations earlier this year. So what does this mean for member companies? We received a tremendous amount of questions regarding the new structure and best practices during our Preparing for Virtual Validation Webinar last month. Our team of Former CTPAT Supply Chain Security […]
CT Strategies and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted the Preparing for CTPAT Virtual Validations Webinar on August 18th, 2021. The purpose of the webinar was to provide information and advice on Virtual Validations and discuss the increasing importance of Border Security and the CTPAT Program. The Panel was opened by Thomas Overacker, The […]
On August 4th 2021, CTS joined the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade to discuss upcoming developments in CBP’s CTPAT Program. Hosted by Karen Kenney, Global Supply Chain, Logistics and Trade Compliance Executive Panelists: Shawn Beddows, VP Global Services at CT Strategies Ron May, Senior Supply Chain Specialist, CT Strategies The webinar touched on new and existing focus […]
Gene Garza, a Senior Advisor at CT Strategies, was recently interviewed by KGNS, in Laredo, Texas. Mr. Garza, the former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Director of Field Operations in Laredo, discussed the CBP Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program and CT Strategies recent Supply Chain Seminar, held in Laredo to discuss the program […]