Andrew Farrelly Discusses E-Commerce, Cargo Security at IATA Event in Bangkok

​Air Cargo Industry and Government Officials from all over the world gathered in Bangkok this week at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) ‘Cargo Security & Facilitation Forum’. The 2-day eventcovered a variety of topics; such as E-Commerce, Emerging Technologies, Trusted Trader Programs, Regulation, and Security.  CT Strategies’ Andrew Farrelly moderated the E-Commerce panel with representatives … Read more

World Customs Organization Takes On E-Commerce Challenges in Indonesia

Much has been stated about the tremendous challenges posed by the growth of e-commerce on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Keeping the American people and economy protected from harmful or counterfeit products arriving by mail among the hundreds of millions of small packages arriving each year has created a host of new risk management challenges … Read more

NCBFAA Discusses E-commerce and De Minimis Issues with CBP at their Annual Conference

NCBFAA Annual Conference The National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) recently held their 45th annual conference entitled ‘Excelling in an Age of Evolution’ on April 29th in Rancho Mirage, California. The conference was joined by: Representatives from the World Customs Organization, Customs agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and … Read more

CBP Releases E-Commerce Strategy Paper

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently released their E-Commerce Strategy document, “addressing the growing volume of imported small packages and the challenges and opportunities it presents for the U.S. economy and security.” E-commerce, and the “high-volume, low-value shipments” that result is an increasing challenge for CBP to manage, consequently creating inspection challenges for CBP and … Read more

Charles Bartoldus presents on E-Commerce and its resulting border challenges at FITAC 19th International Congress

The Colombian Federation of International Trade Logistics Agents (FITAC) held its 19th International Congress in Cartagena from November 1st-3rd. The event brought together various stakeholders within the international trade community, including Customs officials, importers, exporters, and port authorities. Various officials, including from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were invited to discuss their perspectives on issues facing the … Read more