Supply Chain Security: U.s. Customs and Border Protection Has Enhanced It's Partnership With Import Trade Sectors, But Challenges Remain in Verifying Security Practices (Google eBook)

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DIANE Publishing, Oct 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 54 pages
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is responsible for ensuring the security of cargo containers shipped into the U.S. CBP oversees the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, or C-TPAT program which aims to secure the supply chain through partnerships with international trade co. Member co. agree to allow CBP to validate their security practices and, in exchange, they are awarded benefits, such as reduced scrutiny of their cargo. This report assesses the progress CBP has made in the last 3 years in : (1) improving its benefit-award policies for C-TPAT members; (2) addressing challenges in validating members¿ security practices; and (3) addressing mgmt. and staffing challenges. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.

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