Supply Chain Pressures Heating Up This Summer

Posted by Veronika Clough on June 28, 2019

Blistering heatwaves aren’t only rolling through Europe. Global trade is heating up with looming trade wars, demanding and cumbersome regulations and brewing disruptions with stormy summer weather. To keep cool and in control, companies must have clear visibility across their supply chains and the right tools to keep everything running smoothly. Amber Road’s subject matter experts offer insight and solutions in the following articles, which appeared in industry publications.

CBP Updates Supply Chain Cybersecurity Guidelines in Sourcing Journal

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Topics: Apparel, Transportation Management, Global Trade Management, Footwear, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance, Risk and Quality Management, C-TPAT, Import Customs Filing, Export Customs Filing

Your Questions Answered: CTPAT New Minimum Security Criteria

Posted by Suzanne Richer on June 19, 2019

Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) new CTPAT minimum security criteria are here, and the changes to the program bring CTPAT into alignment with fundamental AEO requirements. 

The Global Trade Academy was pleased to welcome CBP Branch Chief Carlos Ochoa to our webinar a few weeks ago to expand the discussion on how the program is aligning itself to new and existing threats not in place when CTPAT was first championed in the early 2000s. 

Check out Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy resource library to hear the original webinar. Here’s a recap of some of the most pressing questions posed during the program.

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Topics: Global Trade Academy, C-TPAT

CTPAT’s New Minimum Security Criteria: Is Your Supply Chain Secure?

Posted by Paris Riley on May 29, 2019

Today, global supply chain security is more important than ever. When conducting cross-border trade and exchanging of goods across the world, many lurking threats can not only disrupt your business but have potentially dire consequences.  To protect you, your company, and your country, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently released new minimum security requirements as it relates to Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT). If you're a CTPAT partner, then you may need to make changes to your supply chain security in order to remain compliant.
Hear from CBP directly as CBP's Carlos E. Ochoa and Global Trade Academy's Suzanne Richer present the complimentary webinar,  It’s Time to Review Your Supply Chain Security: CTPAT’s New Minimum Security Criteria, which broadcasts live on  Thursday, May 30 at 2pm EDT
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Topics: Global Supply Chain, Global Trade Academy, C-TPAT

C-TPAT – Modernizing Cargo Security Criteria

Posted by Suzanne Richer on October 23, 2018

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has long been an advocate of transparency and risk reduction in global supply chains through the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT), a voluntary cargo security program for global transactions. Since its inception in 2002, C-TPAT has been the basis of how the government manages and monitors cargo security. 

The security threats the nation faced in 2002 are vastly different from today’s security and terrorism concerns. Each day brings a new cargo security concern based on more complex supply chains, and greater risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks. Changing players in company supply chains can also impact cargo security and put companies at risk.

To address today’s risk, CBP has released a more comprehensive cargo security program, with the support of the trade, to mirror the threats now prevalent in global supply chains. The newly released Minimum-Security Criteria (MSC) replace the previous Minimum-Security Guidelines (MSG), changing the landscape of the program for current members, and future volunteers to the program.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, C-TPAT

Webinar Q&A: Comparing Cargo Security Programs Around the World

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on June 17, 2016

This week, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar on Comparing Cargo Security Programs Around the World. Our presenter, Suzanne Richer from Amber Road, received several questions throughout the webinar and unfortunately did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled her answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Webinars, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance, C-TPAT

Comparing Cargo Security Programs Around the World

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on June 2, 2016

Global Cargo Security Programs offer key advantages to the savvy international trade professional. From C-TPAT to AEO, J-AEO, C-AEO, PIP and NEEC, companies are challenged with aligning these programs, especially when requirements differ from one country to the next.

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Topics: Webinars, GTM Best Practices, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance, C-TPAT

Understanding C-TPAT and the New C-TPAT Portal

Posted by Suzanne Richer on April 14, 2016

Customs–Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary, joint government-business initiative to help add to supply chain visibility and increase border security. Although generally C-TPAT focuses on imports into the United States, it has more recently opened up to U.S. exporters since they are too exposed to considerable risk. In order to accommodate the requests and expanding parameters, a framework for the C-TPAT program and requirements has been deployed.

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Topics: Import Compliance, Export Compliance, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance, C-TPAT

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