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To qualify, your company must be an active U.S. importer (imported goods within the past year) with an active U.S. Importer of Record ID (IOR) and have a (valid) registered continuous import bond with CBP. Canadian companies that have been designated a Non-Resident Canadian Importer also qualify. You must have at least one staffed business office in either of the two countries.

Importer Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be an active U.S. Importer or Non-Resident Canadian Importer into the United States.
  2. Have a business office staffed in the United States or Canada.
  3. Have an active U.S. importer of record ID in either of the following formats: U.S. Social Security Number, U.S. Internal Revenue Service assigned ID(s), or CBP assigned Importer ID
  4. Possess a valid continuous import bond registered with CBP.
  5. Have a designated company officer that will be the primary cargo security officer responsible for CTPAT.
  6. Commit to maintaining the CTPAT supply chain security criteria as outlined in the CTPAT Importer agreement.
  7. Create and provide CBP with a CTPAT supply chain security profile, which identifies how the Importer will meet, maintain, and enhance internal policy to meet the CTPAT Importer security criteria.
Last modified: 
June 14, 2018