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


Shipping Container Above Stacked OthersOn May 13, 2016, the Government of Canada announced that on May 11, 2016 the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”)  had signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (“MRA”) with the Tax Administration of Mexican States. The MRA was signed at the World Customs Organization 3rd Global Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) Conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in January 2016

In the lead-up to President Obama signing into law on December 18, 2015 the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, Public Law. 114-113, there was hope that finally there would be a vehicle through which the federal government would be able to share broad ranges of supply

On April 13, 2015, California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued “A Resource Guide” for companies subject to California’s Transparency in the Supply Chain Act (the “Act”). This resource guide was published in conjunction with the first efforts by the State of California to enforce the Act which took effect in 2010. The recent enforcement effort

As a reminder, this new California state law takes effect on January 1, 2012 and requires retailers and manufacturers with worldwide sales of $100 million or more who do business in California (and doing business is broadly defined) to add information to their websites regarding their efforts to combat slavery and human trafficking. Whether you