The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and its focus on strengthening supply chain security is an important layer in U.S. Customs and Border Protection's cargo enforcement strategy. It is a voluntary US government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. This initiative was launched to assist the trading community in the war against Terrorism based on the below criteria:
- Business Partner Requirements (Security Procedures)
- Container Security (Seals, Container Inspection etc)
- Physical Access Control
- Procedural Security
- Security Training and Awareness
- Physical Security
- Information Technology.