U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) (U.S.) This is a U.S. CBP program, commonly referred to as C-TPAT, under which business entities may enter into an agreement with CBP to undertake specified security measures in return for more favorable treatment with respect to security-based inspection of their imported cargo shipments, particularly containerized cargo. The program is open to U.S. importers and transportation carriers and others providing supply chain services, such as customs brokers, freight forwarders, cargo consolidators, other transportation intermediaries, cargo terminal operators, CFSs, and warehouses.

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