Bersin: C-TPAT strategy involves doing more with less

May 4, 2011 at 7:00 am

 U.S. Customs intends to significantly expand the number of companies in its voluntary supply chain security program, and monitor and process the new enrollees, on a smaller budget than in years past, Commissioner Alan Bersin said in an interview Tuesday.
   At last week’s annual Trade Symposium, the nation’s top border management official set a goal of increasing membership in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism from 10,000 to 40,000 companies within five to seven years.
   But the White House’s 2012 budget request submitted to Congress earlier this year says Customs and Border Protection only needs $45 million to manage the program — about $18 million less than appropriated in fiscal years 2010 and 2011. Officials say the program has matured and that initial expenses for facility acquisition, information technology and additional personnel do not need to be covered on a recurring basis.  Read more.

E. Kulisch, American Shipper, 4/21/2011

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