The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary supply chain security program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It is intended to improve the security of supply chains of private enterprises against the threat of terrorism.
The program was launched in November 2001, with seven large U.S. companies as the initial participants. By the end of 2014, more than 10,000 members joined the effort. More than 4300 importers in the program account for more than half of the value of all merchandise imported into the U.S.
C-TPAT certification can be attained by companies who seek to be considered low risk, enabling their cargo to be processed in an expedited manner with fewer Customs examinations. The certification involves a documented process for determining and mitigating risk throughout a company’s international supply chain.
The program is voluntary, but affords those participating in it a huge advantage in terms of international trade. In this webinar, we will explore the best approach to C-TPAT certification and discuss best practices.
Why Should You Attend:
This C-TPAT training will provide valuable assistance to all personnel in FDA-regulated companies currently facing the global challenges of counterfeit and contraband operations, which have a negative impact on their revenue and, potentially, on their reputation. The industries regulated by FDA that are affected include:
Supply Chain Management and Analysts
Quality Assurance Management and Analysts
Regulatory Affairs Management and Analysts
Legal Professionals in Manufacturing Companies
Information Technology Managers and Analysts
Compliance Managers and Analysts
Business Stakeholders responsible for manufacturing supply chain functions
Consultants working in the manufacturing/supply chain sectors of industry
Transportation personnel who are handling goods and supervisors
Security personnel responsible for supply chain activities
Auditors and Inspectors responsible for evaluating supply chain security and compliance
The webinar should target consultants working in the life sciences industry who are involved in securing their supply chain systems.
The webinar should also be marketed to tobacco and related industry companies, as they are now under FDA regulations (Tobacco Control Act 2009/ Deeming Act 2016) and most have devices that are used to deliver e-liquids.
Areas Covered in this Webinar:
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
C-TPAT Strategy Design
C-TPAT Certification and Benefits
International Terrorism as a Challenge
Mitigation of Terrorist Threats
Mutual Recognition Arrangements
Best Industry Practices
Learn about the role of the U.S. Customs Border Patrol
Understand the potential threats of international terrorism to a company’s supply chain
Understand how C-TPAT came to fruition
Understand the key benefits of C-TPAT certification
Learn how to comply with requirements for C-TPAT certification
Learn key ways to mitigate the threats of international terrorism
Learn how to use technology to combat terrorism while keeping down cost
Who Will Benefit:
Professionals in the following industries may benefit from the content:
Medical Devices and Diagnostics
Tobacco and Related (Vapor, e-Cigarette, Cigar, etc.)
Carolyn Troiano has more than 30 years of experience in computer system validation in the pharmaceutical, medical device, animal health, tobacco and other FDA-regulated industries. She is currently an independent consultant, advising companies on computer system validation and large-scale IT system implementation projects.
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