5SRAP-5Step Risk Assessment ATS-Automated Target System ASPR-Annual Security Profile Review CBP-Customs & Border Protection CTPAT – Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism FCL-Full Container FPFO-Fines, Penalties and Forfeiture Officer FSCBP-Foreign Supply Chain Business Partner IOR-Importer of Record Number ISA-Importer Self-Assessment Program LCL-Less than full container MID-Manufacturer Identification Code MR-Mutual Recognition NJA-Norman Jaspan Associates, Inc. POC-Point of […]

Preparing for China Validation

Custom and Border Protection (CBP) notifies CTPAT members, who have all or a majority of their foreign supply chain business partner (FSCBP) in China, when they have been selected to be part of the joint validation process with CBP and the Chinese Government. This is in contrast to a non-joint validation which takes place in […]

Who Can Join CTPAT?

Who is Eligible to Join the CTPAT Program? 1. U.S. Importers of Record. Companies in the U.S. that are either the importer of record and/or the consignee,  regardless of the cargo’s value or the type of cargo (raw materials, finished product, samples, returns, public relations or packing materials). 2. U.S./Canada Highway Carriers. The CTPAT program […]