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Jun 17, 2019

AmCham Members got Briefed on U.S. Customs and Border Protection

On June 17, AmCham members gathered at the AmCham loft for an informative meeting focusing on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with a specific focus on their program Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT).

CBP is strengthening their demand for compliance from companies trading with their U.S. customers due to the increased threat of global terrorism and the discussion provided an overview of the CTPAT program and how it relates to supply chain security.

Two CBP Supply Chain Security Specialists, Sara Schaeffer and Kenneth Kelly, who work for the CTPAT program, gave a first-hand experience of how best to ensure your company’s U.S. export compliance in a changing world. They also shared a variety of benefits from the program i.e. reduced number of CBP inspections, shorter wait times at the border, etc.