Companies interested in combating terrorism, 支持国际供应链, and receiving benefits like shorter wait times or a reduced number of inspections may want to consider becoming a C-TPAT partner.
什么是c - tpat?
The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary program that is part of the United States Customs and Border Protection’s cargo enforcement strategy. C-TPAT focuses on the relationship between the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and businesses. 它的目的是加强美国的安全.S. borders and the international supply chain, while also encouraging the flow of trade.
C-TPAT倡议始于2001年, 并且已经发展到超过11个,400个贸易伙伴. C-TPAT的合作伙伴包括美国.S. 美国进出口商.S./加拿大和美国.S./美国墨西哥公路运输公司.S. marine port authority and terminal operators, 以及墨西哥和加拿大制造商, 和其他很多. Overall, C-TPAT’s partners account for over 52% of cargo imported into the United States.
当一个实体成为C-TPAT合作伙伴时, they make an agreement to assist CBP in protecting the supply chain, 确定安全方面的漏洞, 实施安全措施. In return, they see a wide array of benefits. For C-TPAT partners, the benefits include:
- Potential exemption from Stratified Exams
- Assignment of a supply chain security specia列表
- Access to Free and Secure Trade (FAST) lanes at land borders
- Busines resumption priority after a natural disaster or terrorist attack
- Eligibility to participate in the Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA)
- Priority consideration at CBP’s Centers of Excellent and Expertise
- 其他大学入学资格.S. 政府试点项目
By becoming a C-TPAT partner and helping CBP strengthen the supply chain, companies may also notice benefits such as greater supply chain integrity and efficiency, 增加了市场和公众形象, a closer relationship with business partners, 减少了货物盗窃.
Companies interested in receiving these benefits and helping strengthen security and trade can apply to become a C-TPAT partner. 参加C-TPAT是自愿的, and is open to members of the trade community who demonstrate excellence in supply chain security practices. C-TPAT partners must also have no previous significant security related events, and must meet certain criteria specific to their industry. To learn about the C-TPAT minimum security criteria and guidelines, please view this 列表 从海关与边境保护局.
Once a company determines that they meet these requirements, they should submit an application via C-TPAT’s Portal system, which includes agreeing to voluntary participation. They will also need to complete a supply chain security profile and conduct a risk assessment. Once these steps are completed and a company is accepted, 他们将被认证加入这个项目, and will be validated within a year of certification.
T在这里 are no fees for becoming a C-TPAT partner.
This content is intended for informational purposes. 由于这一内容的普遍性, the provided information may not be applicable in all situations. We encourage the reader to review the most up-date-regulations directly with the U.S. government’s sources on becoming a C-TPAT partner, which can be found 在这里.