Tuesday, June 22, 2010

C-TPAT: Program Director outlines State of the Program

During the 2010 C-TPAT Seminar in Anaheim, CA. Mr. Bradd M Skinner, Director of C-TPAT/Industry Partnership Programs outlined the following State of the Program

2009 Accomplishments
•Exceeded its target of 3,200 validations for the year by conducting 3,422 validations involving 4,131 physical site visits.

•Performed the field work and testing necessary to allow CBP to proceed with the signing of a mutual recognition arrangement with the Government of Japan

•Initiated several strategies to harden supply chains coming from Mexico

•Issued an updated and enhanced version of its Best Practices catalog

•Conducted the first annual Northern Border Highway Carrier conference and four hands-on Southwest Border workshop sessions both of which were in addition to carrying out the Annual C-TPAT conference and more than 90 outreach sessions for stakeholders throughout the world.

C-TPAT Validation Goal
•Revalidation all Mexico Highway Carriers

•Accelerate Revalidations of certain higher risk Mexico Manufacturers

•Revalidate importers, carriers and manufacturers on a 3 year cycle, all other sectors every four years

•Move Tier 3 importers to a 4 year revalidation cycle

•Establish an Internal Evaluation and Assessment Branch

•Supply Chain Security Specialist and CBP officials with extensive field experience

•Achieve consistency, uniformity and streamline processes throughout the program

•Deficiencies are identified, ensuring corrective actions take place to strengthen the program

International Outreach
•Mutual Recognition Arrangements:
New Zealand, Jordan, Canada, Japan

•Technical Assistance Projects:
Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Guatemala, China, Colombia, Israel, Ghana, Kenya, Taiwan

•Mutual Recognition Projects:
Argentina, Singapore, Korea, European Union

C-TPAT / Non-C-TPAT Exam
Comparisons (FY09)
•1 out of every 23 sea containers examined (Overall)
•1 out of every 3.3 trucks examined (Overall)
•1 out of every 38 C-TPAT sea containers examined
•1 out of every 8 Non-C-TPAT sea containers examined
•1 out of every 5.36 C-TPAT Trucks examined
•1 out of every 1.24 Non-CTPAT Trucks examined
•Tier 1: 1.99 times less likely to be examined
•Tier 2: 3.71 times less likely to be examined
•Tier 3: 7.26 times less likely to be examined
•C-TPAT importers are examined on Average 4.31 times less than Non-C-TPAT

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