As a follow up to last month’s article, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that C-TPAT benefits have been extended to exporters that ship to Canada, the EU, and Japan. Eventually, CBP plans to have the same benefits available for exports to all countries that have a mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) with the U.S.
In the works
The current status of applicants is a total of nine export-only companies, however not one has been certified as an exporter entity yet. CBP is working with MRA partners in obtaining similar export benefits for current C-TPAT importers that also export to the following countries: New Zealand, Jordan, Singapore, Mexico, Taiwan, Israel, and South Korea.
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By Lauren Felasco