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The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

Instructor: Michael Laden
Product ID: 702642
Training Level: Basic to Intermediate
  • Duration: 120 Min

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This training on C-TPAT will explain why and what you need to do to participate in the C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) program. It will cover all aspects of the C-TPAT program and help existing members to prepare for validation or revalidation.

Why Should You Attend:

  • Are you weighing the merits of joining C-TPAT?
  • Is your company currently building and implementing their C-TPAT program?
  • Are you a current C-TPAT member who is up for Validation or Re-Validation?

This 2-hour webinar will discuss the dynamics and mechanics of participating in the U.S. Customs & Border Protection C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Should we join C-TPAT?
  • Why is supply chain security important?
  • How should we go about leveraging our resources and building our program?
  • What is the initial level of involvement and the ongoing maintenance requirements?
  • How do we apply and become a Validated C-TPAT Member?

Areas Covered in This Session:

This seminar will cover all aspects of the C-TPAT program including:

  • A brief history and overview of eligibility;
  • Cost-benefit analysis of participation;
  • Senior or executive leadership support;
  • Supply chain mapping, risk analysis and vulnerability assessments;
  • Completion of the C-TPAT profile;
  • Preparing for Validation or Revalidation;
  • Training and awareness;
  • Maintenance and recordkeeping.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Senior Management
  • Marketing Head
  • Business Development
  • Country Heads
  • Trade and Logistics Personnel
  • Export Managers
  • Export Compliance
  • Documentation

Instructor Profile:

Michael D. Laden, is a recognized expert in the customs compliance and the supply chain regulatory environment. In the aftermath of September 11th, Mr. Laden was one of the original architects of C-TPAT and his employer was one of the original seven Charter C-TPAT members. In addition to serving the two-term limit on the COAC (Commercial Operations Advisory Committee), he has served on the Board of Governors for the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) since 1988, and is a past Chairman. Mr. Laden also appeared as a witness before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on matters related to container security and operations in a post September 11th environment. Mr. Laden has been a featured speaker on U.S. Customs and Border Protection and related matters before many national organizations. He travels extensively and has taught the fundamentals of importing to thousands of foreign suppliers and manufacturers worldwide.

Topic Background:

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT): This voluntary incentive-based program offered by Customs has become the cornerstone of their anti-terrorism initiatives. While the vast majority of the members today are U.S. importers and service providers; U.S. exporters may also benefit through bilateral Mutual Recognition Agreements. More than 10,000 companies have joined C-TPAT since it was established in 2002. All Validated members receive benefits such as:

  • Lower exam rates;
  • Front of line privileges in the event of an exam or terrorist incident;
  • ‘Member Only’ Conferences and Training hosted by Customs;
  • C-TPAT is a prerequisite for other incentive-based programs offered by Customs such as the ISA (Importer Self-Assessment) program.

U.S. Customs has a stated mission of quadrupling the C-TPAT program by 2014; in order to increase membership it is anticipated that the benefits of participation will continue to be enhanced.

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