Customs Says Anti-Terrorism Program Going Strong

Law360, New York (February 5, 2010, 3:55 PM EST) -- A U.S. Customs and Border Protection program that aims to fight terrorism by securing international supply chains continued to grow in 2009 with increased membership and additional security checks, the agency said.

The number of companies participating in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism grew 9 percent in 2009 to reach 9,617. A total of 3,420 security checks were conducted, surpassing the target by 220, the agency said.

“The 2009 C-TPAT metrics illustrate that the program is physically and repetitively verifying the security measures of all members,...
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