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U.S. Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

Get MSR's help in preparing and applying for your C-TPAT Accreditation. Services include security and gap analysis and import and export control management.

C-TPAT is the U.S. trusted trader program, a prerequisite for FAST border clearance.

The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) was designed to enhance border security, combat organized crime and terrorism, increase awareness of customs compliance issues, and help detect and prevent contraband smuggling. C-TPAT is a voluntary program that requires participants to improve security of their supply chain and internal compliance standards to meet U.S. Customs security guidelines.

Maintaining your C-TPAT certification

To maintain your C-TPAT certification, U.S. Customs and Border Protection mandates that member importers ensure that their business partners are actively analyzing their personnel, supply chain, and production and distribution facilities and that these facilities and internal processes are meeting or exceeding U.S. Customs' C-TPAT security requirements. Satisfying this mandate requires an on-going process to obtain, store, and validate data about suppliers' membership in C-TPAT, PIP and other security accreditation programs. This can prove to be a labor intensive administrative burden.

Systems and services that make C-TPAT easier

Our systems take the pain out of ensuring supply chain security. They provide an easy-to-access compliance audit trail, improve compliance and security levels to protect your goods and your confidential shipping documents, reduce government inspections, and expedite movement of goods across the border.

Let our professionals help you prepare and apply for C-TPAT accreditation with:

  • Security analysis of your facility, operations, and documentation in the key areas
  • Recommendations for addressing compliance gaps
  • Preparation of your program applications
  • Vendor security monitoring
  • Restricted party screening, and import and export control identification and management

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