Sunday, August 29, 2010

The C-TPAT 5-Step Risk Assessment: How to Meet CBP’s Expectations and Keep Your Cargo Moving – Webinar, September 8

(Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg)

Webinar – Ref#1124
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
1:00-2:30pm EST
Cost: $99.00

CBP is now requiring companies, particularly importers, to develop and implement a 5-step risk assessment process as part of their C-TPAT programs. Although CBP has stated that this is not a new concept, many companies are not sure how to satisfy this requirement in the most efficient, cost-effective manner.

Importers and C-TPAT members are urged to attend this ninety-minute webinar, in which we will cover the mechanics of conducting a C-TPAT risk assessment that effectively addresses all five steps, including threat and vulnerability assessments, in a way that will satisfy CBP without overburdening company personnel.

Attendees will also take away the most up-to-date information on how to adequately prepare for C-TPAT validations and revalidations, as well as conduct security training and awareness for company personnel and supply chain partners. The webinar will address proven C-TPAT “best practices” to effectively maintain validation status, and will include an interactive question and answer session during which participants can raise issues pertinent to their C-TPAT activities.

This webinar will be presented by Lenny Feldman, a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. and Manager of the Miami office. Mr. Feldman concentrates his practice in complex issues pertaining to import classification and valuation, trade preference qualification, textile transshipment, seizures and penalties, importer/broker compliance programs, export controls, and C-TPAT/border security. Mr. Feldman is nationally known as a leading C-TPAT expert having advised hundreds of companies through the certification, validation and revalidation processes. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Feldman was a senior attorney with the U.S. Customs Service in Washington, D.C., from 1991 to 2000. While serving in the Penalties, Value and General Classification branches at CBP headquarters, he issued several hundred national guidelines, directives and administrative rulings.

Register online here.