CBP Expects to Expand C-TPAT

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is moving ahead with plans to strengthen existing minimum security criteria for the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and add new criteria to reflect evolving threats, according to Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg. C-TPAT is a voluntary program that gives members eligibility to receive benefits such as reduced exam rates and shipment processing times in exchange for their supply chain security practices meeting certain security criteria.