Take a look again at the most important news and start the week fully informed with the news that Global Trade News brought to you last week in Twitter:

  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: Printed materials available on http://CBP.gov 
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: C-TPAT Partner w/multiple C-TPAT accounts with identical security practices & procedures can request to merge accounts.
  • @ #CTPATPortal: Security Model is a C-TPAT Acct in Portal 2.0 Phase II, includes: Co profile, BEI´s & sec profile, which could be multimode
  • @ #CTPATPortal: The Search Document ability is a new feature. Documents can now have tags, or labels, applied to them when they are uploaded
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: The C-TPAT Partner Library is the only one of the 3 libraries which a Partner can upload documents to
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: C-TPAT HQ will place in the new trade public library docs such as User Manuals & items that apply to the entire Portal
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: The tabbed page format was used to speed page loading time and allow use on mobile devices
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: There are seven tabs in the Security Model, each with different types of information
  • @ #CTPATPortal: Link Trade Account is the ability to create relationships among C-TPAT Portal trade accounts, to represent a Co´s actual org
  • @ #CTPATPortal: Anyone in a C-TPAT Security Model can make changes to the acct, but only a Co officer can sign agr & submit changes to CBP
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: Portal 2.0 Design – The primary point of contact in a C-TPAT Security Model is not required to be a company officer.
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: Trade account leverages Portal 1.0 Company Profile and Contacts
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: Trade account will be the gate to other programs foreign & domestic, will be used to register EU members in the future
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: Phase 3 includes – Validation reports, responses, scorecard, trade compliance, internal efficiencies
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: Phase 2: Is in development. Will most likely launch within 5 months after Phase 1
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: Phase 2 includes - Security model, document tagging, new internal interface, exporter applications
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: Phase 1 - Developed completely and awaiting infrastructure to launch
  • Heard @ #CTPATPortal: Phase 1 includes - New trade portal, trade accounts, data migration, common procedures, admin tool, new SVI
  • Ukraine keens to negotiates with Russia on free trade deal. http://bit.ly/1dn54tu 
  • Japan to sign investment agreement with Thailand and Myanmar on development of Dawei SEZ in July. http://bit.ly/1R3FR5E 
  • Heard @ #GUIA: Currently 7% of all C-TPAT imports are tier 3 status. That's only 288 importers that have succeeded in reaching tier 3 status
  • GUIA offers FTZ seminar with local and int’l expert. http://bit.ly/1cOMM3r 
  • Statement by Canada and Mexico on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling. http://bit.ly/1HuAFpU 
  • Integration Point Named Top 100 Logistics IT Provider From Inbound Logistics for Eighth Consecutive Year. http://mwne.ws/1Hhj8Mr 
  • @ #FTAEligibility:Facilitating Continual Imprv:Ensure total landed costs are known,simulate FTA outcomes before committing to supply changes
  • Heard @ #FTAEligibility: Facilitating Continual Improvement – Include FTA Requirement on procurement contracts, add FTA to scoring models
  • Heard @ #FTAEligibility: Getting started – Integrate FTA into your continual improvement processes.
  • Heard @ #FTAEligibility: Getting started – Pursue FTA opportunities, develop a supply strategy to maximize FTA utilization
  • Heard @ #FTAEligibility: Getting started – Start a FTA team, review current trading flow & FTAS, prioritize high volume & value products
  • @ #FTAEligibility: Active participation from stakeholders - Mfg & supply chain, sales & customer service, compliance & logistics, sourcing.
  • Heard @ #FTAEligibility: Integrated decision making– Need to manage the end to end process: FTA Market Access, Rules of Origin, Duty Savings
  • @ #FTAEligibility:Need to include FTA criteria in supplier asst: approved/auth exporter, cap to manage free trade,ability to provide FTA doc
  • @ #FTAEligibility: The basics to consider … What/who am I buying for, who am I buying from, is there an available FTA, is product eligible
  • (2/2) @ #FTAEligibility: Is a key priority for the EU to tap this growth potential by opening up market opp for European business abroad
  • (1/2) Heard @ #FTAEligibility:Acc to the @EU_Commission – Over the next 10 to 15 years, 90% of world demand will be generated outside Europe
  • Heard @ #FTAEligibility: Sourcing products that can deliver both savings and market access is key!
  • Heard @ #FTAEligibility: Effective utilization of FTAs consider more than just duty savings
  • Heard @ #FTAEligibility:Why is FTA important? Cost optimization, duty savings, total landed cost reductions, dollars back to the bottom line
  • Heard @ #FTAEligibility: Sourcing at a glance: Assess value proposition (quality, cost, delivery), continual improvement.
  • Heard @ #FTAEligibility: Sourcing at a glance: Engagement w/stakeholders choose qualified suppliers, leverage buying power
  • @ #FTAEligibility: Why sourcing matters? Determines which materials are purchased, who & where they come from, gatekeepers for imported good
  • Heard @ #FTAEligibility: Why sourcing matters? It´s an integrated function of any supply chain
  • #NAFTZ President Dan Griswold tells NAFTZ members that Customs Reauthorization is main message we take to the Hill.
  • #NAFTZ President Dan Griswold tells #SpringSeminar attendees that mobile app and Advanced are 2 new features.
  • Bill Johnson FL Secretary of Commerce tells #NAFTZ mbrs that Partnerships w 21 FTZs in FL are crucial to growth & diversifying the economy.
  • Looking to get started in the US FTZ program? Check out the FTZ Board's site at: FTZB http://enforcement.trade.gov/ftzpage/index.html … #SpringSeminar15
  • FTZ best practice - ensure CBP is comfortable with process used to keep systems in sync. #SpringSeminar15
  • FTZ best practice - periodically conduct audit of controls & procedures either by internal personnel or FTZ consultant #SpringSeminar15
  • NAFTZ's Accredited Zone Specialist designation guarantees you're working w/ a knowledgeable person involved in the FTZ prog #SpringSeminar15
  • Heard @ @NAFTZ - Subassembly parts need to be included in a company’s request to the FTZ Board for production authority. #SpringSeminar15
  • Production zones need to ensure they have up to date scope of authority approval from the FTZ Board on all FTZ activity. #SpringSeminar15
  • Heard @ @NAFTZ - FTZ Board plans to do spot checks of FTZs to ensure they are operating within their scope of authority. #SpringSeminar15
  • FTZ admissions, type 6 entries, estimate weekly entry are going to be worked on by CBP during increment 11 & 12. #SpringSeminar15
  • Heard @ @NAFTZ - Carriers moving freight to an FTZ will need to know the firms code of where the freight will be moving. #SpringSeminar15
  • Heard @ @NAFTZ - Arrival of in bond will need to be at a FIRMS code and not just the port with new in bond requirements. #SpringSeminar15
  • (2/2) At this point CBP is waiting for systems to catch up for new requirements before publishing them. #SpringSeminar15
  • (1/2) Updates to in bond regulations are still sitting with treasury. #SpringSeminar15
  • Standard FTZ 06 entry filing will move to CBP certification May 20th. This does not include weekly entry 06 filings. #SpringSeminar15
  • Heard @ @NAFTZ - Over half of all entries filed in the United states use the Ace entry summary. #SpringSeminar15
  • Heard @ @NAFTZ - The IG (implementation guidelines) contain detailed mapping for what ACE will bring for other entry types. #SpringSeminar15
  • Heard @ @NAFTZ - CBP recommends reviewing the IG (implementation guidelines) they have published for ACE. #SpringSeminar15
  • Heard @ @NAFTZ - More and more companies are leveraging 3PLs for their zone operations, even manufacturing zones. #SpringSeminar15
  • Heard @ @NAFTZ - (2/2) ACE updates have resulted in some admitted BOLs missing 1C posts and remaining open. #SpringSeminar15
  • Heard @ @NAFTZ - (1/2) Query all admitted bills of lading in AMS or ACE & make sure 1C clearance messages received on all #SpringSeminar15
  • EU and Turkey announce modernisation of Custom Unión. http://bit.ly/1QXicUy 
  • To learn about the grantee fees related to activating a zone, find all zone schedules on FTZ Board's web on each zones's info page on OFIS.
  • Now that the annual board report data is electronic the FTZ board plans to do more analysis & reporting on activity #SpringSeminar15
  • 2/3 of all active zones have shifted to or are in the process of shifting to alternate site framework. #SpringSeminar15
  • 2/2: 29 FTZ Board cases started in 1st 4 months of 2015 #SpringSeminar15
  • 1/2: Alternative Site Framework has streamlined FTZ application process and dramatic increase in zones had resulted #SpringSeminar15

Enjoy!