Please tell your Senators and Representatives to support S. 2322/H.R. 6826, the “C-TPAT Pilot Program Act” on the Senate /House Floor. TIA is proud to announce that both pieces of legislation were approved at the Committee level with unanimous support. There continues to be no opposition to the legislation. TIA members have waited over 12 years for eligibility into a program that, quite frankly, we should have been part of on day one.
In 2008, the Federal Government rolled out the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). The program is a "trusted partner" program that allows the private sector to support national security by undertaking minimum security requirements. Once the requirements are met, a supply chain entity can quickly and efficiently enter the country.
Non-asset based, DOT licensed property brokers were excluded from this. A broker, once entered, would open themselves up to new business opportunities.
Now with the help of Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, S. 2322/ H.R. 6826 has been introduced and been voted on in Committee with no opposition. This legislation will allow up to 10 previously neglected companies to become C-TPAT Certified. Let's work together and get this legislation passed. Tell your elected official to co-sponsor the bills and to support Floor votes for S. 2322 and H.R. 6826!!