C-TPAT: Partnering for a Smoother Customs Process

5 CMUs

Presenter: Richard Tremblay, Sr. Vice-President & General Manager, VersaCold Transportation Management & 4PL Solutions

Air Date: March 20, 2019 12-1 EDT

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CMUs: Certified CITT members earn 5 CMUs for their first viewing of this webinar (live or recorded). 

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a U.S. customs and border protection initiative focused on improving security of their supply chain with regard to terrorism. The United States stringently enforces its borders, and foreign manufacturers are subject to security practices designed to mitigate the risk of loss, theft, and contraband smuggling that could potentially introduce terrorists or their implements into the global supply chain/

There is no cost with US Customs and Border Protection to become a C-TPAT partner, and partner firms enjoy many beenfits, such as getting through customs faster with fewer inspections - and with a better chance of arriving on time. However, as a foreign manufacturer, it requires a significant amount of commitment and ongoing review to earn the benefits. 

This is a vital webinar for professionals in procurement and transportation/supply chain whose businesses have a large amount of exports to the USA who want to reduce border delays. Professionals in automotive, food, retail, and pharmaceuticals will all find relevant takeaways.

After this webinar, participants will understand

  • Why C-TPAT exists
  • The benefits of being a C-TPAT partner
  • The committments and reviews needed to become a partner
  • The culture change and commitment from senior leadership required to become a successful C-TPAT partner


About the facilitator:

Richard Tremblay, Sr. Vice-President & General Manager, VersaCold Transportation Management & 4PL Solutions

Richard Tremblay joined the Executive Team of VersaCold Logistics Services in 2013 as Senior Vice-President and General Manager of VersaCold Transportation Management & 4PL Solutions, responsible for the VersaCold Transportation Management and 4PL business unit. Richard has a deep transportation and logistics background, with over 25 years of industry experience. Most recently, he was Executive Vice-President of Hyphen Transportation (4PL and Transportation Management) and Euroworld Transportation (International Ocean). Previous to this, he held executive roles within Progistix and Livingston International and was one of the founders of Ryder Integrated Logistics’ transportation management business unit.

Richard has lived and worked in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. A graduate of the University of Windsor in Business Administration, he was also a licensed customs broker. Richard is also a part time professor teaching Global Supply Chain management at Conestoga College 

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