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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

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 CTPAT.
  6. Commit to maintaining the CTPAT supply chain security criteria as outlined in the CTPAT Rail Carrier agreement.
  7. Create and provide CBP with a CTPAT supply chain security profile, which identifies how the Rail Carrier will meet, maintain and enhance internal policies to meet the CTPAT Rail Carrier Standards.
Last modified: 
June 14, 2018