Complete Guide to C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)

Professional Industry Report

Pub. Date: 2004 Updated 2007
Pages: 47
Format: Printed 8.5″X11″ (21.59X27.94cm) Color Cover, B&W Contents, Double Sided Pages, Illustrated
Author: Edward G. Hinkelman

C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)
The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary U.S. Customs and Border Protection initiative designed to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security. The program is an important component in U.S. efforts to secure the global supply chain. While currently voluntary, the program is expected to become mandatory in the future.

Complete Guide to C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)
The World Trade Press ‘Complete Guide to C-TPAT’ is an ultra-detailed report covering all aspects of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) C-TPAT program.

The guide covers eligibility, benefits, expectations, costs, best practices, application instructions, validation process, and specific security criteria for importers, sea carriers, rail carriers, highway carriers, foreign manufacturers, air carriers, air freight consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and U.S. marine and port terminals. A must-have for firms wishing to participate in the C-TPAT program.

The World Trade Press ‘Complete Guide to C-TPAT’ has become an industry standard professional publication, with more than 100,000 copies in print worldwide. It is used in three major applications:

  1. Businesses and government agencies (including the U.S. CBP and many large logistics companies) use it for internal training.
  2. Importers, foreign manufacturers and carriers use it as a guide for participation in the C-TPAT program.
  3. Student of international trade use it to learn about the C-TPAT program.

Complete Guide to C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)
Table of Contents

  1. C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)
    Contains complete information on eligibility, benefits, expectations, costs, best practices, complete application process, application instructions, validation process, security criteria, and agreements to voluntarily participate.

    a) C-TPAT for Importers
    b) C-TPAT for Sea Carriers
    c) C-TPAT for Rail Carriers
    d) C-TPAT for Highway Carriers
    e) C-TPAT for Foreign Manufacturers
    f) C-TPAT for Air Carriers
    g) C-TPAT for Air Freight Consolidators
    h) C-TPAT for Licensed Customs Brokers
    i) C-TPAT for U.S. Marine or Port Terminals
    j) C-TPAT for Air Freight Consolidators
  2. FAST (Free and Secure Trade) U.S./Canada
  3. FAST (Free and Secure Trade) U.S./Mexico
  4. C-TPAT Seal Requirements







Who Should Purchase This Report
The World Trade Press ‘Complete Guide to C-TPAT’ is an essential resource for anyone who seeks to participate in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection C-TPAT program. This includes importers, exporters, freight forwarders, sea carriers, rail carriers, highway carriers, foreign manufacturers, air carriers, air freight consolidators, and licensed customs brokers. This guide will also be helpful for international bankers, attorneys, trade associations, chambers of commerce, and students of international trade.

Author

The World Trade Press ‘Complete Guide to C-TPAT’ was written by Edward G. Hinkelman, author of the industry standard Dictionary of International Trade, now in its 7th edition (240,000 copies in print).

Mr. Hinkelman is an international economist (Tufts University, University of Paris) with more than 30 years experience as an importer and exporter. He is also the author of three other reference books on international trade, including the Short Course in International Payments, the Short Course in International Trade Documentation, and Importers Manual USA (now in its 4th edition).  He has been a featured speaker at industry seminars and visiting lecturer at Tufts University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and San Francisco State University.

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