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Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Global Entry (GE) Programs


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will provide an overview of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Global Entry (GE) programs.  When they join the anti-terror partnership, companies sign an agreement to work with CBP to protect the supply chain, identify security gaps and implement specific security measures and best practices.  

Additionally, partners provide CBP with a security profile outlining the specific security measures the company has in place.  Applicants must address a broad range of security topics and present security profiles that list action plans to guarantee security throughout their supply chain.  C-TPAT members are considered low-risk and are therefore less likely to be examined.  This designation is based on a company’s past compliance history, security profile and the validation of a sample international supply chain.  Global Entry allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports.

This program is free of charge and seating is on a first come basis.