Air Carriers have a measurable impact on the Security of United States borders.

As trade Volume increases, the burden of security in the United States continues to rise. Every day, many containers come in and out of our country via air.

Air carriers are under increasing pressure from their clients to become C-TPAT Certified. At SGT, we help answer some of the most common questions and have the resources to help Air Carriers become C-TPAT Certified. 

What are the requirements?

  1. Active Air Carrier transporting cargo shipments to the U.S.
  2. Have an active International Air Transport Association (IATA) Code in the following format: ## IATA Code
  3. Possess a valid continuous international carrier bond registered with CBP.
  4. Have a designated company officer that will be the primary cargo security officer responsible for C-TPAT.
  5. Commit to maintaining the C-TPAT Security Criteria for Air Carriers.
  6. Create and provide CBP with a C-TPAT supply chain security profile, which identifies how the Air Carrier will meet, maintain and enhance internal policy to meet the C-TPAT Security Criteria for Air Carriers.
 

each eligible carrier should review the security criteria.


Costs and timelines are the next concern.

C-TPAT Members are 5 times less likely to be examined than non C-TPAT members
— U.S. Customs and Border Patrol