Anderson, Joel D.
August 2011
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);8/1/2011, Vol. 12 Issue 28, p18
The author reflects on the efforts of the shipping industry to maintain a safe and secure supply chain. Since the passage of the SAFE Port Act of 2006, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has certified just 5 third-party logistics (3PL). In 2011, the work that was needed to allow U.S.-based 3PL providers to take part in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) as full partners was completed. He thinks the agency has decided to interpret and apply the law as narrowly as possible.


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