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Be pro-active and you won’t be caught off guard at the Border

By Debbie Dent
Director, Program Services
Border Connect, Inc.

 

Upcoming Detroit area events (not to be missed):
Dean & Fulkerson’s Annual Detroit Area Trucking Seminar is a don’t miss event

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

Time: 8:30am – noon

Where: Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport, 8000 Merriman Road, Romulus

More information will be provided in November’s newsletter

Join Automotive Industry Action Group and an incredible group of speakers, exhibitors, and attendees at the 2018 AIAG Customs Town Hall!

This annual gathering of exporters, importers and customs service providers will take place Nov. 8, 2018 at Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center in Livonia, Michigan.

Sessions will address a range of topics, including Customs & Border Protection (CBP) priorities, forced labor (CAATSA), anti-dumping, global vehicle forecasting, cybersecurity, key regional customs updates and trends, CTPAT program changes and more.

Registration for Non-members starts at $250 with a late fee of $300 after Friday, Oct. 26. For more info, check out https://www.aiag.org/store/events/details?EventCode=E18CUSTOM

CTPAT Update

As anyone knows who attended the recently held CTPAT Convention in Orlando or has taken the time to attend various Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) workshops being hosted by CBP offices, change is coming! Every category from importer to carrier to third party service providers will be impacted by these proposed changes.  The due date for providing information related to the proposed change is Oct. 28, 2018. Every current CTPAT member has the opportunity to review in Public Library your specific MSC Workbook (a power point presentation outlining proposed changes). These workbooks by discipline were uploaded on July 25, 2018.  We do recommend that the appropriate management staff of every CTPAT partner spend some time going through this information.

Changes coming include areas that will be covered by this local AIAG Customs Town Hall Event.

Hope to meet some of you at these events this year!

The only thing consistent in the world of international business is change!

Debbie Dent can be reached at 1-800-596-5176 or by e-mail

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