Customs Border Protection. Succeeding Under the New U.S. Customs Requirements. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. CARRIER INITIATIVE. SUPER CARRIER INITIATIVE. BUSINESS ANTI-SMUGGLING COALITION. 24 HOUR ADVANCE MANIFEST RULE. CONTAINER SECURITY INITIATIVE. Succession of Initiatives.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
SUPER CARRIER INITIATIVE
BUSINESS ANTI-SMUGGLING COALITION
24 HOUR ADVANCE MANIFEST RULE
CONTAINER SECURITY INITIATIVE
Customs Trade Partnership
Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
Container Security Initiative (CSI)
24 Hour Advance Manifest Rule
The much needed security initiatives enforced by CBP had to keep in mind the amount of time for the Private Sector to adapt and become compliant. This focus was mainly centered on keeping the continuity of trade and commerce through all ports.
(Based on Seaboard Marine experience)
The pro-active plan that Seaboard followed entailed…
The pro-active plan that Seaboard continues to follow entails…
1st Foreign Shippers to the USA
2nd USA Import/Export Community
(Procedural / Physical / Personnel / Conveyance)
(Which also encompasses the 24 Hour Rule)
…all meant to keep “YOUR” cargoes from being marked as “DO NOT LOAD” by the National Targeting Center.
Education is the key to minimize exposure to non-compliance consequences. Detailed discussions took place to make sure that the import/export community knew the two following points very clearly…
1). Substantial benefits could be obtained by working diligently to remain within initiative guidelines.
(This results in additional consideration by the CBP with respect to the 24 Hour Rule requirements.)
2). Steep monetary penalties exist for non- compliance. (Effective May 6th)
First offense ($5,000)
Second and every subsequent offense ($10,000)
Note that special consideration is given during the cargo examination “Targeting Process” to Carriers, Importers, NVOCC’s, Customs Brokers etc… based on their C-TPAT participation.
Furthermore, C-TPAT participation will be a mitigating factor in determining penalties and violations of the 24 Hour Rule.
Communication and Education having been addressed, Implementation streamlining continues to be a priority. Results are…
1). …reduced costs associated with increased security requirements
2). …shortened cargo transit times to/from the US and worldwide
3). …the business community returning to the “NEW” normal
Relationship building in a uniform and universally acceptable method of conducting business, that partners security responsible entities, for the safe transport of cargo…
ata reasonable cost!
With this in mind… We all need to challenge ourselves and consider the following:
After the guidelines have been presented, Let’s ask ourselves …. Are they Working?
YES or NO?
and BALANCE achieved.