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Jennifer Diaz

2018 CTPAT Conference Dates Announced!

2018 CTPAT Conference Dates Announced!
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proud to announce the 2018 CTPAT Conference. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida. The conference will be September 12 and 13, 2018.  September 12, 2018, will be general session with multiple speakers and panel discussions.  September 13, 2018, will be a day of workshops.  Both days will begin at 8:00 am and conclude around 5:30 pm.  An agenda will not be provided ahead of the conference.  Agendas...
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CBP to Audit Safeguard AD/CVD Goods

CBP to Audit Safeguard AD/CVD Goods
By Brian Bradley| Adam Smith Project Imports subject to both a safeguard tariff and an antidumping or countervailing duty order will be a focus for regulatory auditors.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection soon will deploy informed compliance measures to guide the trade community in complying with recently imposed safeguard tariffs.    Thomas Jesukiewicz, field director of the CBP’s Long Beach, Calif., office, made the announcement during the agency’s 2018 Trade Symposium in Atlanta last Wednesday. He...
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CTPAT 2018 Update

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At the 2017 Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Conference in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced plans to strengthen the existing “minimum security criteria (MSC) for the program and adding new criteria to reflect evolving security threats. The updated, modernized MSC will include the following: • Cybersecurity (elevated firewall performance, test affirmation of resistance to attempted hacking, etc.) • Prevention of money laundering • Emphasis on corporate responsibility of senior management...
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Jennifer Diaz

CTPAT “Your Supply Chains Strongest Link”

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I attended the  2017 CTPAT conference  in Detroit (August 29 – 30, 2017). After 2 days of CTPAT’ing, here is a list of my top 10 takeaways including the changes I see coming to the CTPAT program. There is a new name. Notice the – is officially gone, no more C-TPAT (despite all of us conditioned to using the -, it is no more. CTPAT it is. There is a new slogan – CTPAT “Your Supply Chains...
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Jennifer Diaz

31,560 Shipments Were Seized by CBP in 2016 for ONE Reason

31,560 Shipments Were Seized by CBP in 2016 for ONE Reason
Last year, on a  typical day  the U.S. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) seized about $3.8 million worth of products because of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Violations.  CBP reported  that the total number of IPR seizures has increased nine (9) percent since last year, from 28,865 in 2015 to 31,560 in 2016. With the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) exceeding $1.3 trillion. What is Causing the Increase in Seizures? Recordation of Trademark And Copyright With The CBP...
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