C-TPAT Seminar Overview

Regulatory/Security Track
• Proposed SOW for Regulatory/Security Track
• Summary report : Annual Customs and Border Protection C-TPAT
• TSA briefing on supply chain threats
• TSA briefing on potential new air cargo security regulations
Proposed Regulatory/Security Scope
• Understand existing supply chain security programs (C-TPAT), track proposed changes,
and assess potential impacts to SCRLC members
• Understand emerging supply chain security programs (AEO, WCO) to identify potential
impacts or benefits to SCRLC members
• Monitor proposed legislation and/or new agency policies related to supply chain security
that could impact SCRLC members
• Track supply chain security best practices that may be shared with SCRLC members
• Monitor other regulatory initiatives (beyond supply chain security) that may impact
SCRLC members
• Monitor open source intelligence reports to identify potential/emerging supply chain
security risks
• Contingency planning/continued operations in post-incident scenarios
• Monitor latest technological solutions to supply chain security concerns (container
security devices, Secure Freight Initiative, etc)
• International regulations and policies impacting supply chain security
• Tracking of import/export compliance regulations or policies (i.e. governance and
customs compliance issues)
• Security/reliability risks to supply chains from non-human sources (i.e. pandemic flu,
SARS, etc)
C-TPAT Seminar Summary
New Orleans, April 4-6, 700 attendees
• CBP has had to adapt to emerging threats, changing operational
requirements, and new legislation.
• Advanced shipment data is essential to CBP's risk management
approach: New 10+2 data requirements coming
• CBP and US Coast Guard have business resumption plan.
• 6784 companies now C-TPAT certified; only 248 (3%) are Tier 3.
240 suspensions/removals.
• CBP has conducted 4,060 validations; will conduct 3000 company
validation visits in 2007. Revalidations will occur every 3 years.
C-TPAT Seminar Summary con’t.
• CBP is testing 100% screening (imaging and radiation) at 3 ports
(Pakistan, Honduras, UK) in 2007(SAFE Ports Act)
• CBP, WCO, and the EC are all working jointly to implement
"mutually recognized" programs.
• The EC is implementing a new cargo security program ("AEO")
• Export shipments "are being addressed at a high level" and may be
included in the future.
• No ocean container security technology performs as needed to
Business Resumption (BR)
• Customs has linked BR to incident management
• Customs policy against automatically closing all ports of entry
after an incident
Customs will communicate to stakeholders early and often
• Unified Business Resumption Messaging
Maritime Infrastructure Recovery Plan (MIRP)
• CPB has mobile assets to assist in the case of an incident
Preliminary results from a U of VA survey of
C-TPAT Members
Benefits (responses from Importers)
Number of inspections:
Lead time:
Ability to predict lead time:
Ability to track orders:
Benefits (for all Businesses)
Time to release cargo:
Will stay in C-TPAT?
76% Definitely 19%Probably
Also 55% strongly agree that their company's ability to access & manage
risk has been strengthened.
Proposed New Advance Data Elements
For maritime cargo that is destined to remain in the U.S. the data elements listed
below will be required to be transmitted by the importer or its agent 24 hours prior
to loading the U.S. bound vessel.
The following ten (10) data elements were selected because of their probative value
and because of their ready availability in current logistics processes.
• Manufacturer name and address
• Seller name and address
• Container stuffing location
• Consolidator name and address
• Buyer name and address
• Ship to name and address
• Importer of record number
• Consignee number
• Country of origin of the goods
• Commodity Harmonized Tariff Schedule number (6 digit)
In addition to the data elements outlined above, CBP will require ocean carriers to
provide two additional data sets to complete the security filing:
• Vessel Stow Plan
• Container Status Messages

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