(Alex Murtha – Homeland Preparedness News)
A bill that seeks to reauthorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) cargo vetting program for the first time in eleven years was recently advanced by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Authored by U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), the bill would assist companies and ports of entry meet emerging threats facing the global supply chain while ensuring that C-TPAT participants receive tangible benefits for their partnership with the agency, including expedited entry at the nation’s ports.
Under the program, companies have the option of partnering with CBP to meet high security standards in exchange for pre-vetting privileges that include shorter wait times and fewer inspections at ports of entry. Click here to read more.