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Seminar: Customs - Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) & Partners in Protection (PIP)

Does Front of Line Processing and Reduced Border Wait Times Interest You?

Pacific Customs Brokers is offering a combined seminar on C-TPAT and PIP. This session will be of interest to importers, business owners, compliance managers, operation managers, warehouse managers, freight consolidators, foreign manufacturers and carriers. Both programs are voluntary government-business initiatives to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and border security. Learn about the requirements of these two programs and how to become a partner and trusted trader with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Canada Border Services Agency.

Did you know? C-TPAT importers are six times less likely to undergo a security related cargo examination, and 4 times less likely to be subject to a trade related examination, than non-C-TPAT members. (Source: CBP)


April Collier, LCB, CCS
Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist with over 25 years' experience in the import/export industry. April is a Senior Trade Compliance Advisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (USA).

Carol Brown, LCB, CCS, CTCS
Licensed Customs Broker, Certified Customs Specialist and Certified Trade Compliance Specialist with over 30 years of experience in the import/export industry. Carol is a Systems Designer with Pacific Customs Brokers (Canada).

Topics Include:

  • C-TPAT and PIP overview
  • Eligibility
  • Benefits
  • Security profile and the Portal
  • Certification
  • Validation
  • Security risk analysis
  • Business partner audit
  • Annual maintenance
  • Policy and procedure drafting

Benefits of C-TPAT Membership:

  • Reduction in CBP inspections
  • Access to FAST lanes
  • Front of the line processing for inspections when possible

Benefits of PIP Membership:

  • Eligibility to apply for use of the FAST lanes
  • Prerequisite for the Low Value Shipment Program

Date, Time and Location:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pacific Customs Brokers - Seminar Room
101 - 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC

Registration Information:

Fee: The cost of the session is $145 CAD plus tax (breakfast and lunch included). Lunch is served at 12:00 pm.

How to Register:

Submit the completed registration via email, fax or mail with your payment information to:

Fax: 604.531.3120

Pacific Customs Brokers
Attn: Trade Compliance Education
101 - 17637 1st Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3S 9S1

Contact Information:

Trade Compliance Education Team
Phone 888.538.1566

Registration Deadline:

Friday, September 26, 2014
*24 hour cancellation notice is appreciated