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C-TPAT Eligibility

In April of 2002, Customs and Border Protection initiated the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) voluntary program to combat potential terrorists threats that was open to enrollment by Importers only. In the years that have followed, CBP has expanded the scope of the program to include additional business entities within the international supply chain. At the present time, there are over 14,000 companies actively involved with the C-TPAT process. CPB Agents have participated in over 4000 Validation reviews and have met with C-TPAT Partners in over 50 countries.

To be eligible to participate in this vital security program you must be one of the following business entities:

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Certified Vs Compliant

If you are not eligible for C-TPAT Certification, you CAN be C-TPAT Compliant. Though you cannot be Certified, your clients may still require vendors to participate in some way with C-TPAT as part of their commitment to the program. Becoming Compliant assures a continued relationship with your C-TPAT Certified clients and may help you acquire more C-TPAT partner business in the future.

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Securing the Global Supply Chain

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Strategic Plan - As the border agency of the United States, CBP's priority mission is preventing terrorists and terrorist weapons, including weapons of mass destruction, from entering the United States.


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