The Next Generation of the CTPAT Portal

 In Breaking News, Industry News, Trans-Border Global Freight Systems, Inc.

August 2, 2023 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Office of Field Operations (OFO), the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT), and the Trade Compliance (TC) program have announced the next generation of the CTPAT Portal and the TC Portal.

The next generation of these Portals will move from their current, outdated architecture to a modern cloud-based system that will be more user-friendly, intuitive, and faster.  Extensive testing by both CTPAT personnel and select trade partner users is being conducted and their feedback will be used to make additional improvements prior to deployment, which is currently estimated to be in Q4 CY2023.

Important information about the new Portal:

  • CTPAT will revert to the prior way of having separate accounts for each entity vs. having security models for each business type under one company profile.  This will be familiar to those that were partners when Portal 1.0 was in use.  The current Portal 2.0 process proved difficult and problematic for both CTPAT personnel and trade partners.
    • For example, if your company currently has a company profile with two security models (an importer and a highway carrier), after this transition, you will have two separate accounts.
    • You will still have one Portal log in, and any accounts that you have access to will appear after logging in and you will select the account in which to you wish to work.
  • All information, documents, agreements, and responses currently housed within the Portals will be retained and transferred automatically.
  • This data migration will require a Portal “freeze” where no trade partners or CTPAT personnel will have access to either Portal.  The timing and duration of this freeze will be outlined in future correspondence.

Additional information will be provided as the deployment date gets closer. Click here to visit the current portal.