Andrew Farrelly Talks Customs and Port Automation at IV Hemispheric Conference in Panama City

The IV Hemispheric Conference on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Logistics was held in Panama City, Panama, from April 1 to April 3, 2019. It was organized by the Panama Maritime Authority and the Organization of American States (OAS). The conference provides government and industry an opportunity to discuss comprehensive port management, regional connectivity, multimodal logistics, automation … Read more

CT Strategies Hosts 1st Annual Roger L. Von Amelunxen Foundation Golf Tournament

The 1st Annual Roger L. Von Amelunxen Foundation Golf Tournament was a success; raising just under $30,000 and gathering 73 participants. The Foundation, named after Amelunxen, a Customs Patrol Officer who was slain on duty in 1980, provides financial assistance to the employees and immediate families of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration … Read more

Al Gina Talks NAFTA with Trade Officials at Annual U.S./Canada Border Conference

The annual U.S./ Canada Border Conference, held in Detroit on September 20-21, convenes current and former senior officials from U.S. and Canadian border agencies to discuss issues impacting the two countries’ cross-border relationship. The conference was established soon after the 2011 U.S. and Canada joint “Beyond the Border” declaration as a forum to advance the … Read more

CT Strategies: Takeaways from the 2018 CBP Trade Symposium. Part 3: CBP Partnerships with Industry

This is part three of our 2018 Trade Symposium Recap Series. In this part, we discuss how CBP and Private Sector are partnering to combat a host of trade violations, including Forced Labor, and the ways by which CBP aims to help its most trusted partners. We recommend reading Part 1 of our series for a detailed … Read more

CT Strategies: Takeaways from the 2018 CBP Trade Symposium: Part 2: E-Commerce, ACE, Single Window

This is part two of our 2018 Trade Symposium Recap Series. In this part, we discuss some of the challenges CBP is facing with E-Commerce, ACE and the Single Window program.  We recommend reading Part 1 of our series for a detailed look into challenges recent technological innovations and pressing challenges CBP as an Agency faces.  Readers … Read more

CT Strategies’ Takeaways from the 2018 CBP Trade Symposium: Part 1, Perspectives on Technology

The CT Strategies team was pleased to attend the annual U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium in Atlanta on August 14th-15th. The event presents a great opportunity to network with former colleagues from CBP and current associates in the trade industry, and to hear CBP’s message to the trade community. We will be sharing … Read more

CT Strategies Hosts the ‘Women in International Trade’ for a Happy Hour with the WIIT President

On Wednesday August 22nd, CT Strategies hosted the Women in International Trade (WIIT) for a Happy Hour with WIIT President for 2018-19, Lisa Schroeter. WIIT works to promote the professional development of women in international trade and business and to raise public awareness of the importance of international trade to economic development. WIIT does this … Read more

CT Strategies Provides ‘DHS 101’ Workshop for Students at Washington English Center

On August 7th, CT Strategies’ Partners, Allen Gina and Andrew Farrelly, presented a ‘DHS 101’ workshop for students at the Washington English Center (WEC) in Washington DC. About 20 students, who have relocated from all over the world to Washington DC and are learning English at the WEC, heard Mr. Gina and Farrelly present a … Read more

Reactions to Recent U.S. Tariffs, Export Control, Sanctions, E-Commerce, and More Discussed at Recent American Association of Exporters & Importers Conference in Baltimore

Hundreds of AAEI industry members from around the U.S. and abroad gathered in Baltimore from June 6th-8th to share ideas and listen to panelists from the private and government sectors discuss a range of topics focused on recent regulations, customs programs, emerging technologies, and other challenges facing the trade community in the U.S. and those whom … Read more

Thomson Reuters hosts 3rd Annual Government Conference

On June 5, 2018, Thomson Reuters hosted its 3rd Annual Government Conference in Washington DC. Past years’ conferences have discussed issues such as: screening and due diligence, supply chain risks, insider threats, illicit finance, the impact of new technology on government operations, and how it can be leveraged to ensure agencies meet their mission objectives. The … Read more