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Customs - Trade Partnership

Against Terrorism

Charlotte Customshouse Brokers INC is a proud partner of C-TPAT, Tier I. We are partnered with C-TPAT in hopes of decreasing possibilities where terrorists could enter and exploit. We try to encourage our own business partners to become members of C-TPAT, as it will not only strengthen national security but also allows for their own shipments to be more secure and travel faster through ports.  

C-TPAT Links

C-TPAT stands for Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. Implemented in November 2001, C-TPAT is a voluntary joint government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requests that businesses ensure the integrity of their security practices and communicate their security guidelines to their business partners within the supply chain. C-TPAT offers businesses an opportunity to play a major role in the war against terrorism and ensure a more secure supply chain for their employees, suppliers, and customers. 

Charlotte Customshouse Brokers, Inc.,executives, and management commit to participate in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism “C-TPAT” program, and to implement, follow, and maintain procedures, and practices consistent with the C-TPAT Importer Security Criteria enforced by Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”.) As participants in the C-TPAT program, it is the policy of Charlotte Customshouse Brokers, Inc. to:

-Implement, follow, and maintain procedures and practices that are consistent with the C-TPAT Importer Security Criteria.

-Cooperate with Customs in its efforts to ensure the security of the supply chain.

-Meet the recommended business and security practices.

- Assist in the worldwide campaign to stop terrorism.

- Provide security guidelines and training for Charlotte Customshouse Brokers, Inc. employees, contractors, service providers, and others associated with the company.

- Provide a safe environment for our employees, customers, vendors, and other visitors.

- Investigate any situation or significant event which may be related to a breach in cargo security or any C-TPAT criteria and notify the proper authorities.

- Review, revise, and update security practices and procedures on a regular basis, or as needed.


C-TPAT impacts nearly every department within our organization as well as outside entities such as carriers and foreign suppliers. Security is everyone’s responsibility. All Charlotte Customshouse Brokers, Inc, employees, contractors, service providers, visitors, and others are expected to comply with the C-TPAT Importer Security Criteria as well as any policies, procedures, and instructions issued by Charlotte Customshouse Brokers, Inc. 


Kellie L. Hart


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