As of May 3, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released the CTPAT program’s new minimum security criteria (MSC) in the CTPAT portal. Companies are expected to implement the new criteria by their annual review date in 2020. CBP has mentioned that there will be a phased roll out, although the details are still unclear.
The new MSC include:
- Protection against agricultural contaminants and pests
- Prevention of trade-based money laundering and terrorism financing
- Security technology used to fortify existing physical security requirements
So far, no specific dates or guidelines have been announced but we will provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions, reach out to Mohawk Global Trade Advisors.