Customs Brokers have a lasting impact on the security of our Nation's Borders.

As International Trade Volume increases, the burden of security in the United States continues to rise. Millions of containers are imported into our country every day from Nations around the world.

United States Customs Brokers have knowledge, and in this business, knowledge in power.  Customs Brokers are encouraged to participate in C-TPAT and are rewarded for doing so. As importers and Exporters look for firms to assisst in the clearing of goods, C-TPAT certified brokers are at the front of the line.  At SGT, we help answer some of the most common questions and have the resources to help Customs Brokers become C-TPAT Certified. 

What are the requirements?

  1. Be an active Licensed U.S. Customs Broker.
  2. Have a business office staffed in the United States.
  3. Have an active U.S. Customs Broker’s license and filer code of record ID in the following formats: ##### Customs Broker’s License Serial Number or ### Filer Code
  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 as outlined in the C-TPAT U.S. Custom Broker.
  6. Create and provide CBP with a C-TPAT supply chain security profile, which identifies how the broker will meet, maintain and enhance internal policy to meet the C-TPAT Minimum Security Criteria for Brokers.

each eligible Importer 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