Unitrans Global Logistics News Bulletin | May 14, 2015

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.

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