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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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Simon Slyper

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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GTC Repost

Five Ways You Can Benefit from the C-TPAT Program

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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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