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Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

Containers being loaded C-TPAT is a joint initiative between US customs, importers, terminal operators, carriers and other parties in the international supply chain. C-TPAT sets standards in self-assessments of participants’ security, who then adjust security standards where necessary, and communicate these new practices to business partners to ensure tighter security in the supply chain.

Through participation in C-TPAT the benefits of  US importers will be:

  • Reduced inspections and checks
  • Expedited processing
  • Assignment of a Customs Account Manager for fast processing

Maersk Line security processes were validated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in November 2003, and was successfully re-validated in October 2007.

If you have not already signed up for the C-TPAT programme, we encourage you to do so.

See more about the C-TPAT programme here: » C-TPAT homepage

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