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Now's the time to learn what’s new in the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Program. A joint government-business initiative, C-TPAT was designed to build cooperative relationships that will strengthen international supply-chain and U.S.-border security.

C-TPAT member-certified importers, carriers, brokers, warehouse operators, and manufacturers work together to ensure the integrity of their security practices, communicate their security guidelines to business partners within the supply chain and verify the guidelines of those partners.

Love it or hate it, C-TPAT is here to stay. The bottom line is that all managers in the supply chain need to know and understand C-TPAT.

What You Will Learn

In this Webcast, Rennie Alston and Tom Cook will explain the ins and outs of C-TPAT compliance. You’ll discover:
  • Overview of Post-9/11 Security and Compliance Issues in Global Supply Chains
  • Documentation, Valuation, HTSUS, Record Keeping
  • Summary of Government Regulations/U.S. Customs (CBP)
  • C-TPAT/Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
  • Maximizing Technology Capabilities
  • Managing Service Providers
  • Developing SOPs, Training and Education

About the Presenters

Rennie Alston is a licensed customhouse broker and COO of American River International, a 32-year-old company engaged in assisting corporations in managing their global supply chains. He has over 20 years of experience in import management and works closely with U.S. and foreign-based corporations in dealing with customs issues and helping companies compete in global trade.

He also owns and operates the World Academy, a training institution for global supply-chain skill sets. Alston and his team have dealt with more than 20% of the Fortune 1000. Considered a leader in import management, he's a very successful author and publisher of articles and books on global trade compliance and is considered one of the more prominent executives in this field.

Thomas A. Cook is managing director for NYC–based American River International, a premier international sales and business management consulting company. He has been involved in sales and global business for more than 28 years and has developed numerous sales management programs and initiatives in training corporate executives in domestic and international sales.

The author of more than 250 articles on international trade, business and sales, Cook has published three books: The Ultimate Guide in Export Management, Mastering Import/Export Management, and Post-911 Supply Chain Security, which have become top sellers in the field of global trade.

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