On May 26, 2015, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the revised date for the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) launch for exporters. CBP stated “the previous deployment attempt was delayed due to technical issues involving system response time. This issue has since been resolved, and additional testing will be conducted over the next week to further ensure system stability.” The program opens the voluntary C-TPAT program to exporters for the first time and aids in the development of reciprocal agreements with foreign Customs administrations. The program’s re-launch is scheduled to begin on June 1, 2015.
Additional information regarding C-TPAT is available on the Cargo Security and Examinations subsection of the CBP website.