C TPAT is an abbreviation of “Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism”. Since the founding of the Department of Homeland Security more than a decade ago, CBP and the trade community have collaborated to make international travel and trade easier, cheaper and more secure.
CBP’s approach to cargo security leverages these partnerships to efficiently focus resources on areas of high risk or strategic importance. In January 2012, the U.S. Government released the National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security, which established the United States Government’s policy to strengthen the global supply chain to protect the welfare and interests of the American people and to enhance our Nation’s economic prosperity.
The C-TPAT program supports the Strategy by promoting the efficient and secure movement of legitimate goods and by fostering a global supply chain system that is resilient to natural as well as man-made disruptions. The program also supports the Strategy by improving detection capabilities to identify illicit cargo; maximizing efforts to facilitate the flow of legitimate trade; and fostering an international approach.
- Makes Company More Competitive
- Protects Company’s Brand Image
- Enhances Marketing Opportunities
- Protects Your Industry
- Facilitates Globalization
- Demonstrates Good Corporate Citizenship
- Enhances Security in Supply Chain
- Increases Personnel Security Awareness
- Improves Risk Management Procedures/Systems