CIFFA Exam Practice Questions & Answers

CIFFA Exam Practice Questions & Answers

Questions

  • Which Canadian Bill deals with terrorism and national security?
  • What is the name of the regulations involving international maritime security?
  • What is the name of Canada’s security program that helps reduce contraband, smuggling, and terrorism?
  • What government agency administers the above program?
  • What do the Memoranda of Understanding in the above program focus on?
  • What is the similar program in the USA?
  • What government agency administers the above program?
  • How does this program work?
  • Canada has a National Security Policy.  What are the three (3) key elements in this policy?
  • What are the three (3) core national security interests of this policy?
  • What are the key new measures that the government of Canada will invest in to fulfill its security responsibilities and activities? 
  • What are the key new measures that the government of Canada will invest in to fulfill its security responsibilities and activities? 
  • What are the key new measures that the government of Canada will invest in to fulfill its security responsibilities and activities? 
  • What are the key new measures that the government of Canada will invest in to fulfill its security responsibilities and activities? 
  • What are the key new measures that the government of Canada will invest in to fulfill its security responsibilities and activities? 
  • What are the key new measures that the government of Canada will invest in to fulfill its security responsibilities and activities? 

             Vessel:   

             Aircraft:   

             Rail:   

             Other:   

  • What are the four (4) methods of reporting?
  • What are the four (4) methods of reporting?
  • What are the four (4) methods of reporting?
  • Which Canadian ports are part of CSI?
  • What must a Canadian freight forwarder first sign to becomes part of the Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program?
  • What can you do to increase security at your facility?
  • What can you do to improve security access to your facility?
  • Create a flowchart of all the companies involved in producing, shipping, and transporting an Apple iPhone from the manufacturer to a Future Shop store in Canada. Apple Shenzhen, China, assembles the hardware, holds inventory, and handles the picking, packing, and shipping.  Parts are sourced from Singapore, Taiwan, and U.S.
  • After completing your flowchart, list possible weak points regarding cargo security (theft and terrorism).
  • Which Canadian or U.S. security programs may help create a more secure supply chain for the iPhone?

Answers

  • Which Canadian Bill deals with terrorism and national security?

Bill C-36.

  • What is the name of the regulations involving international maritime security?

International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).

  • What is the name of Canada’s security program that helps reduce contraband, smuggling, and terrorism?

Partners in Protection (PIP).

  • What government agency administers the above program?

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

  • What do the Memoranda of Understanding in the above program focus on?

Intelligence; exchange of information; security and joint           training/information initiative.

  • What is the similar program in the USA?

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).

  • What government agency(ies) administer(s) the above program?

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  OR  Department of Homeland Security.

  • How does this program work?

In exchange for quicker trips through borders, businesses must take significant steps towards policing themselves.

  • Canada has a National Security Policy.  What are the three (3) key elements in this policy?
    • A high-level federal-provincial-territorial forum on emergencies.
    • The National Security Advisory Council will give the government advice on evaluating and improving the system.
    • A cross-cultural roundtable on security.
  • What are the three (3) core national security interests of this policy?
    • Protecting Canada and Canadians at home and abroad.
    • Ensuring Canada is not a base for threats to our allies.
    • Contributing to international security.
  • What are the key new measures that the government of Canada will invest in to fulfil its security responsibilities and activities? 
    • Enhancing intelligence capabilities.
    • Securing critical government information systems.
    • Fully implementing the RCMP Real-Time Identification Project and improving the national fingerprint system.
    • Implementing the Passport Security Strategy.
  • What is ACI?
    • Advance Commercial Information;
    • Key data on shipments must be transmitted electronically before goods and conveyances arrive in the country; 
    • A targeting tool will detect high-risk shipments. Low-risk           shipments will be cleared more quickly.
  • When was marine mode ACI implemented?

             April 19, 2004.

  • What are the three (3) main objectives of export reporting?
    • Control the export of strategic and dangerous goods, as well as other controlled and regulated goods;
    • Collect accurate information on Canadian exports; 
    • Control the outbound movement of goods in transit through Canada.
  • Who must report the exports?

The holder of a business number for the purposes of exporting commercial goods or who has the legal right to cause them to be           exported.

  • What are the export reporting timeframes?

Vessel:  Not less than 48 hours before being loaded on the vessel.

Aircraft:  Not less than 2 hours before being loaded on the aircraft.

Rail:  Not less than 2 hours before the railcar containing the goods
is assembled to form part of the train for export.
         

Other:  Immediately prior to exportation of the goods.

  • What are the four (4) methods of reporting?
    • Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED); 
    • G7 EDI Export Reporting; 
    • Summary Reporting; 
    • Form B13A Export Declaration.
  • When did the Canadian Government specify that the ISPS Code for port and port facilities become operational?

July 1, 2004.

  • What U.S. security initiative applies to maritime transportation?

Container Security Initiative (CSI).

  • Which Canadian ports are part of CSI?

Montréal, Vancouver, Halifax.

  • What must a Canadian freight forwarder first sign to becomes part of the Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program?

Terms and Conditions. 

  • What can you do to increase security at your facility?

Possible solutions:

Prevent unauthorized access – self-closing and self-locking doors and   gates; receptionist/personnel at main entry points; security key card  access for employees; all doors closed and locked; all external doors      designed to resist/prevent forced entry; security alarms on all external doors; locking windows with bars or mesh and alarmed; ground floor windows protected by anti-ram posts or physical barriers.

  • What can you do to improve security access to your facility?

Possible solutions:

Prevent unauthorized access; challenge unauthorized persons; passwords for computer systems.

  • Create a flowchart of all the companies involved in producing, shipping, and transporting an Apple iPhone from the manufacturer to a Future Shop store in Canada. Apple Shenzhen, China, assembles the hardware, holds inventory, and handles the picking, packing, and shipping.  Parts are sourced from Singapore, Taiwan, and U.S.

Parts from Singapore manufacturer, freight forwarder, trucks, steamship lines, truck to Shenzhen assembly facility;

Parts from Taiwan manufacturer, freight forwarder, trucks, steamship lines, truck to Shenzhen assembly facility;

Parts from U.S. manufacturer, freight forwarder, trucks, steamship lines, truck to Shenzhen assembly facility;

Finished iPhones from Shenzhen assembly facility, freight forwarder, trucks, steamship lines, trucks to Canadian distribution centre; and

Finished iPhones from Canadian distribution centre to Future Shop store.

  • After completing your flowchart, list possible weak points regarding cargo security (theft and terrorism).

Any time the iPhone is in assembly or packing it is vulnerable; and

Any time the iPhone is being transferred between parties, it is vulnerable. 

  • Which Canadian or U.S. security programs may help create a more secure supply chain for the iPhone?

U.S. – Container Security Initiative (CSI), Automated Manifest System (AMS), Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), TSA Air Cargo Security (if applicable); and

Canada – Advance Commercial Information (ACI), Partners In Protection (PIP), Air Cargo Security (ACS) Program (if applicable). 

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