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CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria

As a voluntary supply chain security program based on trust, CTPAT is open to members of the trade community who can demonstrate excellence in supply chain security practices and who have had no significant security related events. While each application to the CTPAT program is considered on an individual basis, applicants need to take into account that if issues of concern do exist, they may result in CBP determining the applicant to be ineligible for participation in the program.


In order to be accepted into CTPAT, your company must be able to meet certain security requirements. Please visit the pages listed below that correspond with your industry or your role in the industry if you are interested in partnering with CBP in the CTPAT program.

Air Carriers

Consolidators(Air Freight Consolidators, Ocean Transport Intermediaries, and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC))

Customs Brokers


Foreign Manufacturers

Highway Carriers


Long Haul Highway Carriers in Mexico

Marine Port Authority and Terminal Operators

Rail Carriers

Sea Carriers

Third Party Logistics Providers (3PL)

Last Modified: Oct 05, 2022