U.S. Customs and Border Protection Pick Top C-TPAT Members to Join Program

Two of Camacho & Associates’ clients have been selected to participate in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s All-Threats Trusted Trader Co-Creation Working Group. This group is considered to be a privilege for certified members of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism initiative and only those who have a good track record with revalidation processes are chosen.

Those who are selected can expect expedited importation and an easier validation process as a benefit. Only a small percentage of current C-TPAT certified companies are selected and Camacho & Associates is honored to have two from its client roster.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is collaborating with the import/export community to co-create a recommended approach for an all-threats trusted trader program. The agency used the co-creation approach on recent projects like Advance Cargo Automated Screening and Simplified Entry with great success. The sharing of expertise inherent in this approach results in solutions that meet the needs of government and the private sector. This new working group’s goal is to identify a framework for a trusted trader program that addresses and mitigates a wide spectrum of security, trade, and import safety threats compromising international supply chains.

Camacho & Associates provides guidance through the complex pre-evaluation, certification and re-validation process through which all C-TPAT participants go. C-TPAT is a voluntary government/business initiative that builds cooperative relationships to strengthen and improve the international supply chain and U.S. border security. Through this initiative, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is asking businesses to ensure the integrity of their security practices, communicate and verify the security guidelines of their business partners within the supply chain.

Founded by Rudy M. Camacho, a 34-year veteran of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Camacho & Associates is the foremost authority on the C-TPAT certification process along the United States and Mexico border. It specializes in providing international customs and border management guidance to public and private companies and government agencies related to a wide array of binational initiatives.

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