U.S. CBP and Mexico’s SAT Sign Joint Work Plan
January 28, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico’s Tax Administration Service (SAT) recently signed a Joint Work Plan outlining a path toward mutual recognition of CBP’s Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and SAT’s New Certified Companies Scheme (NEEC). C-TPAT and NEEC are both Authorized Economic Operator programs with goals of strengthening the international supply chain and fostering trade. Mutual recognition for these programs means that companies participating in C-TPAT would receive reciprocal benefits from NEEC and vice versa. CBP Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar and SAT Director Aristóteles Nuñez Sánchez signed the plan, which is predicted to be implemented in two years.
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