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Five Ways You Can Benefit from the C-TPAT Program

According to Customs Border Protection (CBP) there are now over 11,000 companies participating in The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism or C-TPAT, a public-private partnership program implemented in November of 2001 following the September 11 terror attacks. The program is voluntary and continues to gain in popularity, providing real incentives to those importers who join. In 2014 alone the import value of just 4,315 importers enrolled in C-TPAT accounted for 52% of the total merchandise imported into the US....
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C-TPAT Conference 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proud to announce the 2017 C-TPAT Conference. The conference will be held in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. Two sessions will be offered: August 29 - 30, 2017 and August 30 - 31, 2017. Both sessions will include a day of workshops and a day of general session. Registration for the 2017 C-TPAT Conference will open August 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The registration fee is $115.00 U.S. dollars....
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Lalo Solorzano

Meet your new Trade Partner, Alexa

Technology changes the way we do things. At GTC we recognize the need for resources to help you do your work much more efficiently and remain in compliance. That is why we are excited to introduce you to the GTC skill for Amazon Alexa. If you own an Amazon Echo, you know the many different things you can do with it. Now you can get the free GTC skill which provides you with a helpful...
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Amy Morgan

Going Global: Navigating the Pitfalls and Opportunities of Crossborder Selling

In the first of this three-part series ,‭ ‬I introduced the challenges of crossborder selling.‭ ‬In Part‭ ‬2,‭ ‬I’ll dive into some specific pitfalls and lessons learned. Pitfall‭ ‬1:‭ ‬Total landed costs A colleague living in India purchased some of his favorite products from a professional-looking site.‭ ‬He did not realize the business was US-based because it had sophisticated translation options,‭ ‬localization based on IP address,‭ ‬international payment tools,‭ ‬and the ability to select the...
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Taneli Ruda

3 Reasons Why the Auto Industry Should Utilize Free Trade Agreements

There’s been a lot of news and speculation lately around Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) as the new U.S. administration  works to review and renegotiate  its agreements with countries around the world and Britain figures out the  Brexit implications for its own trade deals . While government and corporate leaders engage in a public discourse about the particulars for various agreements, it’s clear that trade deals are a big deal. But that message isn’t reaching everyone...
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