Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT): New Requirements

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) has been in effect for over 17 years now. Based on the knowledge and experience accumulated through the program, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is introducing a number of changes to the C-TPAT Minimum Security Requirements to improve the program and include new potential threats.

The new C-TPAT criteria, which will become mandatory in early 2020, cover such security aspects as:

  • Management commitment to a culture of security
  • Cybersecurity and protection against social engineering threats
  • Agricultural security
  • Protection against money laundering and terrorist organization financing

Throughout 2019, C-TPAT members are expected to make their supply chains compliant with the new requirements. To ensure a smooth transition for your supply chain, check out QIMA’s quick guide to the C-TPAT initiative and the upcoming changes.

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