Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced significant changes to the CTPAT with new minimum-security criteria. These changes not only add new requirements for cybersecurity and agricultural protection, they strengthen many of the existing requirements to levels more reflective of the European AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) program.
CBP recognized that emerging threats to global supply chains today, such as data breaches and cyber attacks, are vastly different from when they first developed CTPAT 18 years ago. In addition, trade has grown exponentially in volume and complexity, and terrorist organizations target cargo more frequently. To combat these evolving threats, CBP has drafted modifications they will implement under a phased approach throughout 2019.
Watch as Global Trade Academy's Suzanne Richer and Carlos E. Ochoa, Branch Chief of the Trade Engagement and Communications Branch of CBP & CTPAT, discuss: