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CTPAT Minimum-Security Criteria updates

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

Have you registered to attend Detroit Field Office Trade Day Sept. 12, 2018?

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be hosting the 7th Annual Trade Day again this year at COBO Center in Downtown Detroit Wed., Sept. 12, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

This event provides the trade community and those interested in importing or exporting processes an opportunity to interact with CBP personnel, Detroit Field Office trade staff, Canadian Government Officials, and a multiple of representatives from Partner Government Agencies (PGA). In addition, formal presentations shall be offered providing information on current programs and policies. Registration for this event is free until Aug. 31, 2018 and can be completed online:

CTPAT Member Update

After two years of collaboration with the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) and members of the Trade Community, CTPAT is pleased to present the proposed Minimum-Security Criteria (MSC) for each entity type that not only outlines requirements but will provide other program updates. Workbooks can be found in your CTPAT Portal’s Public Library dated July 24, 2018. i.e. MSC Highway Carriers Workbook, MSC Importers Workbook etc.

Over the next three months, CTPAT will continue to provide dialogue with the Trade Community to educate, but also to receive further feedback regarding how the criteria might be improved. This part of the process referred to as “socialization” will include webinars, FAQ postings and workshops.  Workshops will be conducted over the next 10 weeks. Locations include Buffalo, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Newark and will begin Aug. 7 with the last of a variety of dates ending around Oct. 11, 2018. Workshops are not mandatory and priority for registration will be given to CTPAT Members. 

For more information please review the message that was sent to all contacts within a CTPAT portal on July 25, 2018 or feel free to contact us by e-mail at to receive a copy.

“The only thing consistent in doing business within an international supply chain is “change”!

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

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