The Growing Benefits Of C-TPAT

Law360, New York (September 21, 2009, 2:30 PM EDT) -- For companies involved in importing into the United States that have not yet joined the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (“C-TPAT”), now may be the time for another look at the program. The benefits of C-TPAT membership have been increasing substantially in recent months.

C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative through which U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) seeks to strengthen the security measures that companies take in connection with shipments that arrive at the U.S. border.

CBP developed C-TPAT after 9/11 as a tool to encourage...
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