C-TPAT is a voluntary government and business program designed to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve a company’s international supply chain and the security of the U.S. border. A key component of the C-TPAT program is the understanding that U.S. Customs and Border Protection can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the participants in the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers.

The C-TPAT program offers eligible businesses an opportunity to play an active role in the war against terrorism while at the same time securing their company’s supply chain operations and offering a more secure work-place for their employees. Beyond these “good for business” benefits, CBP will offer participates in the C-TPAT program certain advantages such as:

  • A reduced number of random CBP inspections
  • Priority processing for CBP inspections
  • Assignment of a CBP Supply Chain Security Specialist
  • Eligibility to attend C-TPAT supply chain security training seminars sponsored by CBP

Our firm offers assistance to clients in the C-TPAT validation process, including on-site assessment, training, creation of C-TPAT policies and procedures and assistance in the C-TPAT application process. To speak with one of our specialists about your needs or for more information about these services, please contact our office.