<ul><li>Partners in Protection…  </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul>Based on information originally presented by  ...
Table of Contents <ul><li>Part 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening the Program  …..………………….…….. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2 <...
<ul><li>Strengthening the Program </li></ul>
FUNDING <ul><li>This will be a year of changes and transition for the Partners in Protection Program (PIP). </li></ul><ul>...
SECURITY and PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP (SPP) <ul><li>SPP Deliverables: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement significant enhancemen...
Current Program Delivery - Overview <ul><li>Companies provide an Information Sheet, a summary of the security measures the...
PIP Program Evaluation <ul><li>“   PIP is a highly relevant program, has a valid program rationale and is clearly aligned ...
Program Evaluation Findings <ul><li>Insufficient resources for PIP are having a negative impact </li></ul><ul><li>The abse...
<ul><li>Few costs associated with participation at present, but only a few tangible benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonizing...
<ul><li>Mutual Recognition with Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) </li></ul>
Mutual Recognition <ul><li>The CBSA is working to make PIP and C-TPAT more compatible. </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual recognitio...
Mutual Recognition – Current Status <ul><li>Phase I </li></ul><ul><li>July 2007: C-TPAT and PIP representatives met to com...
Differences between PIP & C-TPAT <ul><li>In the security criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally, the differences are min...
How the Program is Changing <ul><li>Security measures verified before application is approved and MOU is signed </li></ul>...
Impacts of Changes on Current Members <ul><li>All members will be required to complete a Security Profile and sign an MOU....
BENEFITS <ul><li>CBSA is considering having low risk scores for PIP members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business resumption plan...
<ul><li>Status of PIP </li></ul>
Communications Strategy <ul><li>3 Communication Plans: Transition, Program Launch, Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives:...
<ul><li>Highway carriers:  1387  members. </li></ul><ul><li>Importers: 340 members.  </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturers:  274...
FUTURE CCLA INPUT <ul><li>CBSA/CCLA PIP Feedback Conference Call Scheduled: </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at 10...
CBSA CONTACTS <ul><li>Web site address: </li></ul><ul><li>www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca   </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail address : </li></...
Contact Information: Thompson, Ahern & Co. Ltd. Ron Stefaniuk • Consulting Department 6299 Airport Road, Suite 506 Mississ...
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Partners in Protection-Feb2008

  1. 1. <ul><li>Partners in Protection… </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul>Based on information originally presented by Canada Border Services Agency Original: April 2007 • Updated: February 2008
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Part 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening the Program …..………………….…….. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual Recognition with Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)……………………………. 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Part 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Status of PIP …………………………………………….. 17 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Strengthening the Program </li></ul>
  4. 4. FUNDING <ul><li>This will be a year of changes and transition for the Partners in Protection Program (PIP). </li></ul><ul><li>Funding to implement significant enhancements to the PIP program was announced in the Spring budget 2007 by Minister Day. </li></ul><ul><li>Treasury Board (TB) funded - $11.6 M over five-years. </li></ul>
  5. 5. SECURITY and PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP (SPP) <ul><li>SPP Deliverables: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement significant enhancements to strengthen the PIP program; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve mutual recognition between Partners in Protection (PIP) and U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) with target date of June 2008 . </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Current Program Delivery - Overview <ul><li>Companies provide an Information Sheet, a summary of the security measures they have in place and sign an MOU </li></ul><ul><li>Risking performed at HQ </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence Officers (IO) deliver the program nationally in line with the Customs to Business partnership recommendations of the World Customs Organization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IOs perform physical security assessment and conduct awareness sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IO can detect and deter illegal activities by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exchanging information, discussing smuggling trends, gathering tactical intelligence, promoting safe streets against drugs, weapons, etc. and cultivating informants </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. PIP Program Evaluation <ul><li>“ PIP is a highly relevant program, has a valid program rationale and is clearly aligned with CBSA and government priorities.  ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ No other CBSA program provides CBSA with an opportunity to work in partnership with trading entities to focus on the security of their processes, procedures and premises.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The program is fully justified in an environment of heightened security concerns and increased risk of terrorism and contraband smuggling within cross-border movement of goods.  ” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Program Evaluation Findings <ul><li>Insufficient resources for PIP are having a negative impact </li></ul><ul><li>The absence of an automated system facilitating program data collection and analysis hinders effective program monitoring and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Inconsistent PIP program delivery across Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Funding received as part of SPP agreement ($11.6M) will cover additional program resources </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 1: automate current manual processes with corporate tools Phase 2: prepare concept paper to develop a long-term solution that will be aligned with CBSA’s corporate strategy (web portal) </li></ul><ul><li>Development of standardized IO training course, awareness session presentation, communication material </li></ul>Key Findings Solutions
  9. 9. <ul><li>Few costs associated with participation at present, but only a few tangible benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonizing PIP with CBSA programs for pre-approved, low risk clients and closer cooperation with C-TPAT would reduce burden on participants and provide benefits to CBSA </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach efforts not at their ultimate level </li></ul>Program Evaluation Findings <ul><li>Additional program benefits are being explored (i.e. lower risk scores, FAST, front of the line inspections & expedited passage as part of Business resumption plan) </li></ul><ul><li>PIP is participating in the dialogue to improve other CBSA programs (i.e. FAST) and is currently negotiating mutual recognition with C-TPAT representatives (target date June 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed communications plan is being prepared and a product review has been undertaken – Focus is on transition, outreach and greater engagement of Regions </li></ul>Key Findings Solutions
  10. 10. <ul><li>Mutual Recognition with Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mutual Recognition <ul><li>The CBSA is working to make PIP and C-TPAT more compatible. </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual recognition will bring benefits for PIP members: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier for businesses to meet requirements of PIP and C-TPAT, enhanced reputation by demonstrating adherence to high security standards. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mutual recognition is being determined using the U.S.’s 4-phase formalized process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs must have similar minimum security requirements and on site validations </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Mutual Recognition – Current Status <ul><li>Phase I </li></ul><ul><li>July 2007: C-TPAT and PIP representatives met to commence discussions – no show stoppers </li></ul><ul><li>End of September 2007: PIP sent C-TPAT a detailed side by side comparison of security criteria and received a favourable response. </li></ul><ul><li>November, 2007: C-TPAT and PIP representatives met again </li></ul>
  13. 13. Differences between PIP & C-TPAT <ul><li>In the security criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally, the differences are minor in nature and should not interfere with the programs being acknowledged as compatible. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e., PIP asks for a site map, but C-TPAT does not. - a site map will help IOs identify location of security equipment such as cameras, entrances, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In the validation process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PIP does not conduct overseas validations of trade chain partners, like C-TPAT. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C-TPAT provides conditional approval and minimal benefits (3- tier approval process) prior to on-site validation; PIP does not. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the administration of the program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition to site visits, PIP offers awareness sessions whereas C-TPAT on-site validations are for security purposes only. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. How the Program is Changing <ul><li>Security measures verified before application is approved and MOU is signed </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of deny, suspend, cancel and appeal processes </li></ul><ul><li>Current recommendations will become minimum-security requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. currently we recommend the positive identification of employees, visitors and vendors; under the modernized program, this will be mandatory . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Re-assessment to take place every three years </li></ul><ul><li>Current members will not be “grandfathered” into the new program . However, Members will be given time beyond June 2008 to meet new security criteria (transition period) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Impacts of Changes on Current Members <ul><li>All members will be required to complete a Security Profile and sign an MOU. </li></ul><ul><li>Some companies may have to make a financial investment in new security equipment and/or implement new security processes (i.e., lighting must be provided, gates must be manned or monitored, employee identification system must be in place, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>PIP member companies will be required to demonstrate that each of their business partners conform to a reasonable degree of security standards. </li></ul>
  16. 16. BENEFITS <ul><li>CBSA is considering having low risk scores for PIP members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business resumption plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Front of the line examinations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improved security levels </li></ul><ul><li>CBSA expertise to assess partners’ security measures, to address any vulnerabilities, and to provide awareness sessions </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Status of PIP </li></ul>
  18. 18. Communications Strategy <ul><li>3 Communication Plans: Transition, Program Launch, Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: ensure smooth implementation of new program requirements and foster awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Approach: proactive, high-profile, sustained, tailored and diversified </li></ul><ul><li>Products: internet notices, presentations, e-mails and letters, briefing materials, Q&As, promo items </li></ul><ul><li>Key Activities for the short-term Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing to Minister November 6 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Important Notice posted on Internet November 7, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Letter to PIP members November 7, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>MOU and Security Criteria available October 23- December 31, 2007 to the public for comments </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of PIP Steering Committee November 15, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations to Canadian Associations October 2007 – April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>New program developments updates January – April 2008 (e-mail to PIP members, internet updates) </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Highway carriers: 1387 members. </li></ul><ul><li>Importers: 340 members. </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturers: 274 members. </li></ul><ul><li>Customs brokers: 55 members. </li></ul><ul><li>Highway carriers, importers, manufacturers, and customs brokers equal about 94% of PIP members. </li></ul><ul><li>Others equal about 6%. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Courier (12); Marine (10); Air (4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warehouse (10); Rail (3); FF (3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Port Auth. (5); Logistic (18); Intermodal (6) </li></ul></ul>PIP MEMBERSHIP
  20. 20. FUTURE CCLA INPUT <ul><li>CBSA/CCLA PIP Feedback Conference Call Scheduled: </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at 10 a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Awaiting call-in coordinates </li></ul><ul><li>Messaging forthcoming </li></ul>
  21. 21. CBSA CONTACTS <ul><li>Web site address: </li></ul><ul><li>www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail address : </li></ul><ul><li>pip- [email_address] </li></ul>
  22. 22. Contact Information: Thompson, Ahern & Co. Ltd. Ron Stefaniuk • Consulting Department 6299 Airport Road, Suite 506 Mississauga, Ontario, L4V 1N3 Phone: (905) 677-3471 • Fax: (905) 677-3464

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