El Paso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will host a Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Free and Secure Trade (FAST) seminar for importers, manufacturers, carriers and other interested trade partners.
The seminar is free and will be held at the Ysleta commercial cargo facility from 9:00 - 12:30 pm on Thursday, August 30, 2012. Advance registration is required and anyone interested in attending should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should include the individuals name, company, and their type of business (importer, manufacturer, carrier, etc).
"This is a tremendous opportunity for members of the trade community to interact directly with CBP and learn more about the many trusted trader programs CBP offers members of the trade community," said David Higgerson, CBP El Paso acting Director of Field Operations.
Supply chain security will be a major topic during the meeting. A CBP supply chain security specialist
from Houston will make that presentation. Other topics will include C-TPAT and FAST lane eligibility include tips on how to apply, what is required and what to expect. Time is also being set aside for open discussion.
For more information, please visit the following links on CBP:
While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.