Customs StopThe phrase “thickening of the border” equates with increased regulations and costs, which result in difficulties or slow-downs at the border such that goods and people move at the pace of molasses. Border wait times increase as new border charges are paid and shipments are inspected and border officers assess risks.  Any thickening of

Thanks to one of the CBP Supply Chain Security Specialists for sharing this top ten list for portal points of contract – make sure:

  1.  All Point of Contacts in web portal are current.
  1.  All your C-TPAT partners SVI numbers are listed in the web portal field.
  2.  You have a list of all your non-C-TPAT global

Canada CustomsCanada has implemented a voluntary Trusted Trader/secure supply chain program similar to the U.S Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (“C-TPAT”). Canada’s program is called “Partners in Protection” or PIP.

On November 12, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) released D-Memorandum 23-1-1 “Partners in Protection Program”.  This is a new D-Memorandum and it is very

Are you covered by S657 – the new California law requiring retailers and manufacturers to inform the public about their efforts to combat slavery and human trafficking? Whether or not you think the California Legislature has improperly stuck its nose into international affairs, the fact remains the law takes effect on January 1, 2012. Human