Robert A. DeCamp,
Director of Regulatory Affairs & Consulting
A.N. Deringer, Inc.
Where were you on 9/11/01?
In direct response to 9/11, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) partnered with the trade community to create a program to protect the U.S. against acts of terrorism.
In November 2001, Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) was launched with seven companies enrolled.
Education & Awareness Training
Information Technology Security
Business Partnership Requirements/Security
U.S. Importers of Record
U.S./Canada Highway Carriers
U.S./Mexico Highway Carriers
U.S. Marine Port Authority/Terminal Operators
U.S. Air Freight Consolidators, Ocean TPT Intermediaries & NVOCCs
Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers
Certain Invited Foreign Manufacturers
In the future, look for C-TPAT to grow and incorporate all types of safety, including Partners in Protection (PIP), product safety, food safety, etc.