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Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

The guiding principle of the C-TPAT program is partnership between US Customs and foreign manufacturers. The C-TPAT program is voluntary and designed to share information that will protect the supply chain from being compromised by terrorists and terrorist organizations.

C-TPAT is the first worldwide supply chain security initiative. This voluntary program offers businesses an opportunity to play an active role in the war against terrorism.

C-TPAT is currently open to all importers and carriers (air, rail, sea). Customs intends to make C-TPAT membership available to all sectors of the supply chain. Customs recognizes that a safe and secure supply chain is the most critical part of our work in keeping our country safe. For this reason, Customs is seeking a strong anti-terrorism partnership with the trade community through C-TPAT.

Those companies interested in using the FAST program must first be C-TPAT members.

For more information on C-TPAT, please refer to these links:

C-TPAT Fact Sheet (4 pages)

C-TPAT Foreign Manufacturers Application link (4 pages)

C-TPAT Validation Process Guidelines - Includes information for Importers, Brokers, Manufacturers, Warehouses, Air Carriers, Sea Carriers, Land Carriers, and NVOCC’s. (12 pages)