CBP Publishes Brochure Touting C-TPAT Benefits
U.S. Customs and Border Protection today published a PDF brochure explaining the benefits of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program (C-TPAT). The document provides statistics showing that CBP has significantly increased its overall exam rates over the last several years and states that "C-TPAT importers are 4 to 6 times less likely to incur a security or compliance examination."
With respect to additional future benefits, the brochures states that:
- Benefits must continue to be within the of control of both CBP and the C-TPAT program and have connectivity to current benefits;
- Benefits must have realistic applications (e.g. 100% relief from examination or no payments of duty are not plausible);
- C-TPAT will examine the Tier benefit structure in an effort to ensure that the program is addressing the needs of its current and future members as well as the needs of CBP.