Typically, anyone who is involved in securing the supply chain can benefit, whether handling goods physically or having an impact on the supply chain through policies, procedures, legal action or any other means. This course will also help those in the CBP and related agencies who must understand the best practices to secure global supply chains.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- Learn about the role of the U.S. Customs Border Patrol
- Understand the potential threats of international terrorism to a company's supply chain
- Understand how C-TPAT came to fruition
- Understand the key benefits of C-TPAT certification
- Learn how to comply with requirements for C-TPAT certification
- Learn key ways to mitigate the threats of international terrorism
- Learn how to use technology to combat terrorism while keeping down cost
The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary supply chain security program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It is intended to improve the security of supply chains of private enterprises against the threat of terrorism.
The program was launched in November 2001, with seven large U.S. companies as the initial participants. By the end of 2014, more than 10,000 members joined the effort. More than 4300 importers in the program account for more than half of the value of all merchandise imported into the U.S.
C-TPAT certification can be attained by companies who seek to be considered low risk, enabling their cargo to be processed in an expedited manner with fewer Customs examinations. The certification involves a documented process for determining and mitigating risk throughout a company's international supply chain.
The program is voluntary, but affords those participating a huge advantage in terms of international trade. In this webinar, we will explore the best approach to C-TPAT certification and discuss best practices.
Topics covered include:
Who can Benefit
- U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
- C-TPAT Strategy
- C-TPAT Certification and Benefits
- International Terrorism
- Mitigation of Terrorist Threats
- Mutual Recognition Arrangements
This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all personnel in:
- Supply Chain Management and Analysts
- Quality Assurance Management and Analysts
- Regulatory Affairs Management and Analysts
- Legal Professionals in Manufacturing Companies
- Information Technology Managers and Analysts
- Compliance Managers and Analysts
- Business Stakeholders responsible for manufacturing supply chain functions
- Consultants working in the manufacturing/supply chain sectors of industry
- Professionals involved in risk management for goods produced and distributed globally
- Professionals involved in insurance planning and management for goods produced and distributed globally
- Government professionals involved in monitoring the security of supply chains
The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) established a program to mitigate the risks associated with shipping freight globally. Many manufacturing companies are faced with potential security breaches and risks from groups attempting to steal products, and from groups trying to send contraband and counterfeit products ("knock-offs") through shipping lines. CBP established a program of security measures companies can take to counteract these attempts to thwart their products and revenue streams.
The program is currently voluntary. For freight and shipping companies, it provides an incentive to their customers for sending goods through their supply chains. Ultimately, much of the money gained from these illegal activities is used to fund and support terrorism throughout the world.