New Minimum Security Criteria Coming for CTPAT

New Minimum Security Criteria Coming for CTPAT

The recent CTPAT 2017 Conference in Detroit, Michigan offered insight into updates coming to Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) as well as workshops and other informative seminars. Abby Frank, Associate Advisor for Mohawk Global Trade Advisors, attended the conference and told us that aside from the dash being removed from the program name, her…

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CBP Announces US-Singapore Mutual Recognition and Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements

CBP Announces US-Singapore Mutual Recognition and Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced the signing of a mutual recognition agreement and a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) between Singapore and the United States, effective as of December 1, 2014. A mutual recognition agreement between the United States’ C-TPAT program and another country’s customs program—in this case Singapore’s Secure Trade Partnership (STC)—certifies…

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CBP Announces US-Mexico Mutual Recognition Agreement

CBP Announces US-Mexico Mutual Recognition Agreement

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced the establishment of a mutual recognition agreement between Mexico and the United States, as of October 17, 2014. A mutual recognition agreement between the U.S. C-TPAT program and another country—in this case Mexico’s Tax Administration Service (SAT)—certifies that the foreign customs program’s requirements and regulations are similar to…

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CBP Announces U.S.-Israel Mutual Recognition Agreement

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced a mutual recognition agreement has been enacted between Israel and the United States as of June 27th, 2014. A mutual recognition agreement between the United States’ C-TPAT program and another country—in this case Israel’s Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program—certifies that the foreign customs program’s requirements and regulations are…

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C-TPAT Holiday Safety Alert

Holidays present logistics companies, manufacturers, and facilities with a difficult challenge: the closing of facilities for holiday vacations leave them highly vulnerable to theft. When facilities are shut down during this time, the risk of thieves accessing and stealing cargo increases greatly since facilities are left unattended. In order to prevent cargo loss and theft,…

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C-TPAT Employee Screening Requirements

In order to ensure that Partners are compliant with U.S immigration law, C-TPAT requires the use of E-Verify to certify all employees’ eligibility status to work in the United States. Read Customs & Border Protection’s bulletin regarding this requirement here: http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/bullentin_feb14.pdf This system compares completed Form I-9s with data from the U.S. Department of Homeland…

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C-TPAT-To Join or Not to Join

Is your company still on the fence about participating in Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)? Are the benefits of 3.5 to 5 times fewer inspections, access to FAST lanes, securing your supply chain (and hence, your reputation), plus the opportunity to participate in other U.S. Customs & Border Protection programs not enough of an enticement?…

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