2023 Trade Facilitation & Cargo Security Summit

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.

Common Challenges in Long Term CTPAT Compliance & Management

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.

CTPAT Forced Labor Best Practices: Engaging With Stakeholders​

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.

5 Tips For Managing CTPAT Compliance

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.

CTPAT | Combating Forced Labor in Your Supply Chain

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.

CTPAT & Cargo Mapping

various types of cargo transport on a world map

CTPAT Members can leverage data collected from cargo mapping to ensure compliance. Cargo mapping refers to the process of identifying the optimal route for a shipment of goods from the point of origin to the destination. It involves analyzing various factors, such as distance, transportation mode, transit time, cost, and other logistical considerations, to determine the most secure and cost-effective way to transport cargo.

Forced Labor Compliance Impacts & Benefits

Due to the recent toughening of forced labor policies, US importers, exporters, freight forwarders, customs brokers, and other entities involved in international trade have an expanded responsibility to monitor, identify, and report forced labor in their supply chains. CBP aims to increase government-private sector collaboration to combat forced labor while providing additional incentives to encourage private sector engagement in the program.

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