Mutual US & EU Customs Recognition, Trade Facilitation
On January 31, 2013, the United States and the European Union completed implementation of the mutual recognition arrangement for their respective supply chain security programs. The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program is now considered the security program equivalent of Europe’s Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program, and vice versa.
Maintaining the Retail Supply Chain is a key objective of the international air cargo industry. Before we can effectively address the security of the air cargo supply chain vis a vis the retail industry, we must first understand its requirements and imperatives.
The European Commission released a communication to the European Parliament, Council, and Economic and Social Committee concerning its findings relating to customs risk management and security of the supply chain. This report identifies gaps under the current system that require “urgent action” concerning data quality, supply chain modelling, and certain aspects of the methodology applied