Regulatory Overview

About PIP and C-TPAT

Partners in Protection (PIP) is a means for your company to work with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), focusing on supply chain and border security and compliance awareness to facilitate the quicker movement of low-risk goods through customs.

The corresponding program in the U.S. is Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism or C-TPAT.

After conducting a self-assessment of your supply chain security policies and arrangements, customs will advise you of any security gaps, with the intent of minimizing the threat of illegal activity.

Although a partnership with customs is signed, it is a goodwill agreement—your company will not be asked to act as a law enforcement body, and all information remains confidential.

Members of PIP benefit from improved security levels, an enhanced reputation for their organizations, and quicker movement of low-risk travellers and goods through customs. It also shows that your company is willing to co-operate with the CBSA in the fight against drugs and other contraband in Canada.

In order to apply, there is an involved process that you will want to get right the first time. With our in-depth knowledge and experience, EDI Customs Brokers can help - whether your company only wants to join PIP, or is looking to do so as the next step in a Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program application.