CBP Finalizes an Update to its Minimum Security Requirements for CTPAT Program

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 5/6/19 5:00 PM

On May 3, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) finalized its review and updated its Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program’s Minimum Security Criteria (MSC).

Some of the new criteria adopted into the program include:

  • Cybersecurity;

  • The protection of the supply chain from agricultural contaminants and pests;

  • The prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing;

  • The proper use and management of security technology.

Several MSC booklets were produced addressing both eligibility and the MSC for the twelve business entity types. The booklets are available on the CTPAT portal and will soon be uploaded to cbp.gov/ctpat.

CTPAT members are expected to implement the new MSC during 2019.


The CBP press release may be found here:


Topics: CBP, Security, CTPAT