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Rail Carriers

To qualify, your company must be an active rail carrier that transports shipments internationally (within the past year) into/from Mexico or Canada. You must have at least one staffed business office in one of the three countries. Your company must have an active U.S. National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) and have a (valid) common carrier bond registered with CBP.

Rail Carrier Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be an active Rail Carrier transporting shipments from Canada or Mexico.
  2. Have at least one business office staffed in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.
  3. Have an active U.S. National Motor Freight Traffic Association issued Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) in the following format: #### SCAC Code (4 Alpha Characters)
  4. Possess a valid common carrier bond registered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
  5. Have a designated company officer that will be the primary cargo security officer responsible for C-TPAT.
  6. Commit to maintaining the C-TPAT supply chain security criteria as outlined in the C-TPAT Rail Carrier agreement.
  7. Create and provide CBP with a C-TPAT supply chain security profile, which identifies how the Rail Carrier will meet, maintain and enhance internal policies to meet the C-TPAT Rail Carrier Standards.
Last published: 
January 30, 2014