CBP Considers New CTPAT Benefits

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 10/2/18 5:00 PM

On September 19, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a list of proposed benefits for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program. The list includes eight possible program benefits:

  • CTPAT portal development for Trade Compliance;

  • Reconciliation; 

  • Penalty Mitigation/Offset; 

  • Expedited Rulings; 

  • Release of Goods/Post Release Exams; 

  • CTPAT Defender (Identity Theft Program); 

  • Exemption from random NIIs; 

  • Automation of Confidential Manifest requests.

Additionally, CBP also outlined the list of actions required for the roll out of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee’s (COAC) trusted trader program.


The Trusted Trader Trade Compliance document may be found here:


The COAC quarterly meeting agenda may be found here:


Topics: CBP, CTPAT

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