United States Supply Chain Security Programs


C-TPAT, the U.S. Customs –Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, is a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen international supply chain and U.S. border security. C-TPAT engages with industry by providing certifications to companies that voluntarily agree to adopt and integrate the program’s security guidelines into their supply chains. The program is open to all parties participating in the movement of international goods, including carriers – ocean, air, rail and truck; importers, foreign manufacturers, brokers, consolidators, ocean transportation intermediaries, port authorities and terminal operators. The World Shipping Council and its member companies were pleased to participate in the development of the program. All WSC members are enrolled in C-TPAT today.

Container Security Initiative (CSI)

CSI, the Container Security Initiative, is a program through which U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) negotiates bi-lateral cargo security agreements with the governments of U.S. trading partners to establish procedures for screening and inspecting high-risk maritime cargo containers before they are loaded aboard vessels bound for the United States. CSI is now operational at 58 ports in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin and Central America. See the current ports in CSI. Read more from CBP on CSI.

On October 30, 2007, Christopher Koch President and CEO of the World Shipping Council testified before the House Homeland Security Committee on the progress of the SAFE Port Act, and provided an update on a number of U.S. programs, including CSI. Read testimony.

International Supply Chain Security Programs
European Union Supply Chain Security Programs

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