Government programs that we support

BSI works with US and various foreign customs agencies, as well as other government agencies involved in global supply chain security and enforcement. Our history extends to our role as co-founders of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) and development of the first – ever certified global supply chain security standard, the Freight Security Requirements (FSR). Security criteria within the FSR later served as a model for several of the C-TPAT and SAFE Framework criteria standards. 


With over 50 years of Supply Chain Security experience with government and commercial clients, our experts can help you gain and maintain certification for Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Partners in Protection (PIP), and EU Authorized Economic Operator (AEO).



Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

C-TPAT is a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) voluntary joint government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security. Learn how BSI can help you through the certification process and maintain compliance.

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Benefits of C-TPAT Compliance:

  • Reduced time and cost of getting cargo released
  • Reduced insurance rates
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Mutual Recognition (PIP)
  • Eligibility for FAST Lane Program
  • Assigned C-TPAT Supply Chain Security Specialist

Partners In Protection (PIP)

Partners in Protection (PIP), the supply chain security program of the Canada Border Services Agency, was initially established in 1995 as a program focused on customs’ compliance. It has since transformed to actively deal with supply chain security as its main objective. Learn how BSI can help you through the certification process and maintain compliance.

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Benefits of PIP Compliance:

  • Reduced time and cost of getting cargo released
  • Access to CBSA expertise
  • Reduced insurance rates
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Mutual Recognition (PIP)
  • Eligibility for FAST Lane Program

European Union Authorized Economic Operator (EU AEO)

The European Union’s Authorized Economic Operator program (AEO) is comparable to the US Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. The AEO program is focused on upgrading supply chain security, while contributing to trade facilitation, and reforming and modernizing customs around the world. Learn how BSI can help you through the certification process and maintain compliance.

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Benefits of EU AEO Compliance:

  • Reduced time and cost of getting cargo released
  • Mutual Recognition Agreement Eligibility (MRAs)
  • Competitive Advantage
  • World-wide recognition as safe and secure business partner
  • Exemption from certain data reporting requirements in declarations

World Customs Organizations (WCO) SAFE Framework

The World Customs Organization (WCO) SAFE Framework is a commitment by member countries to implement trade security programs, similar to C-TPAT, that provides benefits to businesses that meet SAFE-defined standards and best practices.

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Complete with capacity-building, SAFE is making a real and rapid impact worldwide. To date, 157 of the 171 WCO member countries have signed on. If they don’t already, your foreign business partners will soon have strong incentive to implement new standards – and to require you to do the same.