Status Verification Interface ("SVI") Partner I.D. jamBro00494
C-TPAT is a joint initiative between government and business
designed to protect the security of cargo entering the United States
while improving the flow of trade. C-TPAT requires importers to
take steps to assess, evolve and communicate new practices that
ensure tighter security of cargo and enhanced security throughout
the entire supply chain. In return, their goods and conveyances
will receive expedited processing into the United States.
C-TPAT offers businesses an opportunity to play an active role in
the war against terrorism. Through C-TPAT, Customs is asking businesses
to ensure the integrity of their security practices and communicate
their security guidelines to their business partners throughout
the supply chain.
Director of Homeland Security, Governor Tom Ridge comments on C-TPAT:
By participating in C-TPAT, companies will ensure
a more secure supply chain for their employees, suppliers, and
customers. Besides giving their cargo faster processing at the
border, Customs will offer additional potential benefits to C-TPAT
"The C-TPAT program demonstrates the tremendous benefits we can achieve when we combine the commitment of government leaders with the commitment of business leaders. This program is important because it strengthens the security of our borders while speeding up the flow of legitimate goods."
lanes where infrastructure permits
Assigned Customs point
of contact (account manager)
Eligibility for account-based
processes (bimonthly/monthly payments)
Businesses must apply to participate in C-TPAT. C-TPAT membership
is available to importers, carriers, brokers, warehouse operators,
and manufacturers. Participants will sign an agreement that commits
them to the following actions:
a comprehensive self-assessment of supply chain security using
the C-TPAT security
C-TPAT benefits can begin once Customs
has completed a company risk assessment encompassing both security
and trade compliance. Highly compliant Importers who have already
been evaluated for risk will be accepted into C-TPAT upon submission
of a signed C-TPAT agreement.
developed by Customs and the trade community.
Submit a supply chain
security questionnaire to Customs.
Develop and implement
a program to enhance security throughout the supply chain in
Communicate C-TPAT guidelines
to other companies in the supply chain and work toward
building the guidelines into relationships with these companies.
General Informational Links:
Applying for C-TPAT
Frequently Asked Questions
Supply Chain Security
- C-TPAT Enrollment
Container and Seal
For more information on C-TPAT, you can contact any one of our
offices. Our office contacts are available at: http://www.jjboyle.com/citylistings.htm.
As a Customs requirement, please send all C-TPAT inquiries to
us in writing.
If you are already a C-TPAT participant, please send us your Status
Verification Partner ("SVI") Partner Identification. James J.
Boyle & Co.'s partner I.D. is "jamBro00494".