C-TPAT Eligibility For Exporters Effective May 17, 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that effective May 17, 2015, US exporters will become eligible to participate in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.
The benefits include, but are not limited to:
- Prioritized export shipments
- Global security partnerships
- Heightened facilitation from mutually recognized customs partners
- Access to C-TPAT sponsored security seminars
- Reduced examinations
According to a previously published Frequently Asked Questions by CBP, to qualify for C-TPAT, an exporter must:
- Be an active U.S. Exporter out of the United States
- Have a business office staffed in the United States
- Be an active U.S. Exporter with a documentable with Employee Identification Number (EIN) or Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number
- Have a documented export security program with a designated officer or manager for C-TPAT program
- Create and provide CBP with a C-TPAT supply chain security profile
- Commit to maintaining the C-TPAT supply chain security criteria
For more information about C-TPAT and access to the Exporter application, go to www.cbp.gov/ctpat or call: (202) 344-1952.