CBP Seeking to Extend C-TPAT Information Collection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking to extend the initial 60-day comment period on the proposed extension of the application to participate in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism C-TPAT) by 30 days. The notice for comment was originally published on May 23. C-TPAT applies to U.S. importers, customs brokers, consolidators, port and terminal operators, carriers and foreign manufacturers. Respondents apply to participate in C-TPAT using an online application that collects the applicant’s contact information and business information, including number of employees, number of years in business and company officers. CBP notes that there will be no change to the C-TPAT application or information collected.