February 28, 2008
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C-TPAT five years on: the SME Perspective

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The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) recently celebrated its 5th birthday. The occasion warrants a review of the voluntary programme from the perspective of US small and medium traders (SMEs). For while the programme is voluntary, if non-participation puts an SME at a competitive disadvantage versus larger and multinational corporations, does it leave the SME with any choices beyond join or lose? Apparently so, as evidenced by the typically independent behavior of SMEs.

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