Tuesday, January 13, 2009

CBP Announces C-TPAT 2008 Year in Review


U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the C-TPAT Year in Review highlighting key accomplishments. In 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program met key member certification and validation requirements, created a new enrollment sector, conducted first-ever joint validations in China, and signed two additional mutual recognition arrangements.

“The world remains a dangerous place and we must keep improving and innovating C-TPAT to secure the global supply chain against acts of terrorism,” said Bradd Skinner, C-TPAT director. “The strength of the program is the collaboration that takes place between trade members, CBP supply chain specialists and colleagues at home and abroad to strengthen cargo security at every level. Collectively we must remain focused on adhering to the C-TPAT security criteria and creating a barrier which will be difficult for would-be terrorists to penetrate.” Read more here.