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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 C-TPAT.

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 C-TPAT 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 C-TPAT.
  4. Commit to maintaining the C-TPAT supply chain security criteria as outlined in the C-TPAT Manufacturer agreement.
  5. Provide CBP with a C-TPAT supply chain security profile, which identifies how the Foreign Manufacturer will meet, maintain and enhance internal policy to meet the C-TPAT Foreign Manufacturer security criteria.
Last published: 
August 23, 2016