C-TPAT Certified Broker

What is a CTPAT?

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a supply-chain security program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Through this program, CBP works with the trade community to strengthen international supply chains and improve United States border security. The Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 provided a statutory framework for the CTPAT program and imposed strict program oversight requirements.

CTPAT Benefits

  • Reduced number of CBP examinations

  • Front of the line inspections

  • Possible exemption from Stratified Exams

  • Shorter wait times at the border

  • Assignment of a Supply Chain Security Specialist to the company

  • Access to the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Lanes at the land borders

  • Access to the CTPAT web-based Portal system and a library of training materials

  • Possibility of enjoying additional benefits by being recognized as a trusted trade Partner by foreign Customs administrations that have signed Mutual Recognition with the United States

  • Eligibility for other U.S. Government pilot programs, such as the Food and Drug Administration’s Secure Supply Chain program

  • Business resumption priority following a natural disaster or terrorist attack

  • Importer eligibility to participate in the Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA)

  • Priority consideration at CBP’s industry-focused Centers of Excellence and Expertise