The CTPAT Revolution – How CBP is Transforming its Partnership Programs
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently revealed how it plans to update the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program and integrate CTPAT into its vision for a complete trusted trader program. CBP is taking into account insights gained from thousands of CTPAT certifications and validations, the emergence of new supply chain security threats, the evolution of business practices, and increasing number of mutual recognition agreements with foreign trading partners. An updated CTPAT offers opportunities for participants but also raises questions about the investments required to meet new standards.
- new and strengthened CTPAT minimum security criteria
- best practices framework for CTPAT benefits
- contemplated partnership benefits
- trusted trader pilot and rollout
- trade compliance/ISA and PGA partnership components
- global engagement/MRA update
- risk assessment tools
- validation best practices
- today’s global risks
- developing internal training
Lenny Feldman concentrates his practice in complex issues pertaining to import and export compliance, penalty mitigation, and supply chain security, including CTPAT and other programs. Recognized as a leading authority on CTPAT, Mr. Feldman has counseled hundreds of companies through the certification, validation and revalidation processes. He is one of 20 members of CBP’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, where he serves as co-chair of the Trade Modernization Subcommittee and as a member of the Trusted Trader Subcommittee. Earlier in his career he spent ten years with the U.S. Customs Service (now CBP), where he issued several hundred national guidelines, directives, and administrative rulings.