CTPAT: Benefits and Requirements

  • DateApril 03, 2019
  • Time1:00 PM EDT
  • Duration1.5 hours
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About this Webinar

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program, administered by CBP, aims to strengthen the international supply chain and improve U.S. border security. This webinar will give you an understanding of the requirements of CTPAT participation, the distinct security elements, risk-assessment process, and more!

Subjects covered in this webinar:

  • Benefits of being CTPAT certified
  • Identifying and assessing supply chain risk
  • Minimum security criteria (TFTEA)
  • Validation process
  • Importance of trade account management and best practices

Who Should Attend?

Foreign and domestic companies who are involved in manufacturing or shipping by exporting or importing goods into the United States.

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Our experts

Johnie Swoboda: Senior Consultant, Trade Management Consulting

As a Senior Consultant, Johnie Swoboda is responsible for providing advisory services tailored to the development of client solutions and implementation of effective management strategies for import, export and international trade operations.

Johnie is proficient in data analysis, developing effective compliance strategies and internal processes, multimodal supply chain routing and security, and risk mitigation. He has comprehensive experience in international transportation and trade compliance, and his specialisms include ECCN, HTSUS and Schedule B classifications, duty minimization programs, free trade agreements and origin determinations.

Prior to joining Livingston International, Johnie managed the trade compliance and international transportation operations of a multi-billion dollar, tier 1 automotive supplier.

Johnie is a Licensed Customs Broker through the port of Philadelphia. He holds a BA in International Business from Ball State University, and will graduate spring 2019 with his MBA from Western Governors University.

Joseph F. Walter: Senior Consultant, Global Trade Management, Consulting

As a Senior Consultant, Joe Walter is responsible for the oversight of both U.S. import and export projects. Joe reviews his clients’ business models and practices to assist in determining areas of risk, while also offering solutions for compliance, penalty mitigation and risk management.

Joe is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, with over 35 years of experience in international trade. His expertise includes the development and implementation of import compliance programs, supply chain security assessments, penalty petitions, protests and administrative refunds, prior disclosures, binding rulings, FTA qualifications, origin determinations, Customs valuation, import classification, import trade remedies (Anti-dumping/Countervailing Duty), FDA product coding and food labeling requirements, and other government agency import requirements.

Before joining Livingston, with the acquisition of PBB Global Logistics (PBB) in 2006, Joe held several management positions within PBB including Regional Manager for brokerage operations (North Eastern U.S. and Maritime Provinces) and Corporate Manager for process improvement.

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