On November 20, 2022, in a letter to the trade community, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced three new benefits for participants in the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Trade Compliance program. Six new requirements for the program were announced in August 2022 to address forced labor in the supply chain. The three new benefits also pertain to forced labor:
- “Front of the Line Admissibility Review” upon importer request for shipments detained due to forced labor concerns;
- “Redelivery Hold” where CTPAT partners with shipments held for forced labor concerns may hold the shipments intact at their facility rather than redelivering the freight to CBP; and
- “Detained Withhold Release Order Shipments Move to Bonded Facility” which also allows CTPAT partners to move detained shipments, held intact, to a bonded facility.
More information on the CTPAT Trade Compliance program can be found here:
The letter can be found here: