importer Self Assessment Tool

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The readings for week 5 provide insight into the core mission of the border and transportation critical infrastructures–to provide a secure border while also ensuring the efficient flow of goods and services across the nation’s borders and at ports of entry. Here is the link to the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. The website provides an avenue for trading partners to become acknowledge experts and trusted partners in compliance. One method of compliance discussed is a methodology for risk assessment known as Importer Self Assessment tool, much like the assessment tool used by the water industry. “Those who import goods can use the Importer Self Assessment in a voluntary approach to trade compliance. The program provides the opportunity for importers who have made a commitment of resources to assume responsibility for monitoring their own compliance in exchange for benefits” The benefits would be what? What is the goal of CTPAT?