Background

Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism members are now able to submit their required annual security profile updates. These profiles reflect the updated CTPAT minimum security criteria announced in May and December 2019.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection states that the due date for security profile updates is the CTPAT anniversary date, which is located on the main login screen when a member logs into its CTPAT account. 

- If the security profile was submitted and approved during January or February 2020, the member is in compliance and the next update is due by the anniversary date in 2021.

- If the security profile was due in March, April, or May 2020, the member must now log in, complete the security profile, and submit for approval. The previous security profile information is uploaded in a PDF format in the partner document exchange. In addition, all of the security profile questions are in the public library section of the portal for reference. 

- If the security profile is due in the months of June through December 2020, members should keep with their anniversary date for submission, noting that the security profile opens for updates 90 days before the anniversary date. Members should complete and submit the update on time to be in compliance with the CTPAT partner agreement and prevent suspension from the program. 

CBP adds that members who are unable to complete the update by the anniversary date (e.g., due to reasons associated with the COVID-19 pandemic) and need an extension should contact their assigned supply chain security specialist. 

For more information on CTPAT issues, please contact Lenny Feldman at (305) 894-1011. Click here to register for ST&R’s upcoming webinar on CTPAT Trade Compliance (formerly Importer Self-Assessment).

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