U.S. Customs & Border Protection is at the forefront of keeping our country safe by guarding against security threats and contraband of all kinds. They have launched several programs designed to secure the supply chain that introduces foreign goods into the commerce of the U.S. It is the duty of all parties in the supply chain to take precautions and measures to ensure shipments crossing international borders are secure and free of contraband. The program that offers all parties of the supply chain the best opportunity to benefit through participation is C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism). Near North Customs Brokers US, Inc. as a certified C-TPAT member urges all eligible parties to apply for certification.
C-TPAT offers participation to Carriers, Importers, Foreign Manufacturer & Exporters, Customs Brokers and Consolidators. C-TPAT offers trade-related businesses an opportunity to play an active role in the war against terrorism. By participating in this first, worldwide supply chain security initiative, companies will ensure a more secure and expeditious supply chain for their employees, suppliers and customers. Beyond these essential security benefits, CBP will offer advantages to certain certified C-TPAT member categories, including: