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C-TPAT Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

Marisol Internationals C-TPAT Assistance has helped many companies analyze their existing security program and prepare for C-TPAT membership. You can request a complimentary C-TPAT presentation that covers the most commonly asked questions by contacting us today.

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On-Site Education Seminars
Web-Based Training
Security Program Evaluation
Customized C-TPAT Action Plan
Customized Procedures Manual
C-TPAT Application Assistance

C-TPAT demonstrates a refocus of U.S Customs, now referred to as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP). The renamed agencys first priority is combating the threat of terrorism. USCBP is now a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

C-TPAT offers the trade community an opportunity to assist USCBP in its anti-terrorism efforts while simultaneously obtaining potential benefits in the form of streamlined border crossings, faster import entry clearances, and reduced inspection targeting.

C-TPAT is designed to be flexible and scalable to any size company. The voluntary program is also intended to avoid placing excessive financial burdens upon potential participants.

C-TPAT membership is not a one-time event. It is a perpetual process that must be integrated into a companys ongoing operations.

C-TPAT currently has over 10,000 companies participating. While the program is optional, response from the trade community is such that membership may become a requirement made by members who wish to engage in business primarily with other certified C-TPAT companies.

During a terrorist attack, or other event of national significance that would halt the movement of freight; cargo controlled by a C-TPAT validated supply chain will be the first to receive customs release and authorization for delivery.

For more information about C-TPAT you can visit the C-TPAT resource pages under the trade tab at the CBP.gov website.


C-TPAT Members May Receive These Benefits

Reduced number of inspections saving time and money
A customs assigned supply chain specialist to assist in maintaining membership
Online membership list access to confirm vendors & 3PLs C-TPAT status
Eligibility for C-TPAT supply chain security seminars
Improved knowledge of the supply chain
Discovery of potential cost savings
Benefit from security best practices knowledge gathered from varied industries