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Foreign Manufacturers

To qualify, your company must be an active Manufacturer incorporated in Mexico or Canada with an active (exported goods within the past year) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Manufacturer Identification (MID) Number. The foreign manufacturer must also have a designated company officer that will be the primary cargo security officer responsible for CTPAT.

Foreign Manufacturer Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be an active Manufacturer incorporated in Mexico or Canada. (Copies of the company’s certificate of incorporation must be made available upon request by CTPAT personnel).
  2. Have an active U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Manufacturer Identification (MID) Number.
  3. Have a designated company officer that will be the primary cargo security officer responsible for CTPAT.
  4. Commit to maintaining the CTPAT supply chain security criteria as outlined in the CTPAT Manufacturer agreement.
  5. Provide CBP with a CTPAT supply chain security profile, which identifies how the Foreign Manufacturer will meet, maintain and enhance internal policy to meet the CTPAT Foreign Manufacturer security criteria.
Last modified: 
June 14, 2018