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C-TPAT Minimum Security Criteria Updates Under Consideration

: US Customs

U.S. CBP is Beginning to Consider Possible Changes to the Minimum Security Criteria under the C-TPAT Program 2017-04-19

This article was originally published in the March 23, 2017, issue of the Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report


U.S. Customs and Border Protection is beginning to consider possible changes to the minimum security criteria under the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, which has now been in place for more than 15 years. The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, along with a working group representing various members of the supply chain, is working with CBP in this effort and recently made a number of associated recommendations.


Adam Salerno, co-chair of COAC’s Global Supply Chain Subcommittee, said at a recent COAC meeting that the trade community is looking for an appropriate balance between prescriptive language, best practices, and performance-based goals that will allow C-TPAT members to develop compliance measures that best suit them and are scalable to companies of all sizes.


To read more, including COAC’s recommendations, click on Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report – March 23


Source: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report


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