Information about the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism can be found on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website. Additional information can also be found on private company Internet sites that provide C-TPAT certification and related services, such as Supply Chain Security International.
The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection sponsored program designed to help companies that import and export goods improve supply chain security as it relates to terrorism. The program is entirely voluntary and focuses on risk assessment and targeting, helps identify security gaps and recommends best practices. Companies that meet certain conditions are afforded benefits, such as expedited processing and being subject to a lower level of examination.