The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary partnership between Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the trade to secure the international supply chain.
In return for partners securing their supply chains, CBP offers C-TPAT shipments expedited processing and provides C-TPAT participants with other benefits.
Benefits of CTPAT Certification
Automatic Access to the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program
Reduced Automated Targeting System (ATS) scoring, for less frequent inspections
Shipments for inspections directed to the front of the line during random inspection or other agency requirements
C-TPAT ” Best Practices” members will rarely face random inspections
Expedited clearance times
Significantly reduced enforcement and compliance inspections
Access to CBP training seminars open only to certified members