Documents/ Certifications

Monarch Transport Trade Security Programs

Fast ExpresPartners in Protection (PIP), Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Free and Secure Trade (FAST), Customs Self Assessment (CSA). Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

What is Partners in Protection (PIP)?

PIP is a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) program that enlists the cooperation of private industry to enhance border and trade chain security, combat organized crime and terrorism and help detect and prevent contraband smuggling.

On June 30, 2008, a strengthened PIP program was introduced. It implements minimum security requirements; mandatory site validations; denial, suspension, cancellation, reinstatement and appeal policies and procedures; and an automated application process.

These steps to strengthen the PIP program also ensure that it is better aligned with international standards such as the Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE) and the Authorized Economic Operator concept of the World Customs Organization. Monarch Transport is an approved member of the new strengthened PIP program.

What is Free and Secure Trade (FAST)?

FAST is a joint program of the U.S. and Canada governments to tighten border security while keeping the border open to the free flow of known, low-risk legitimate trade. Importers and carriers must be approved in the CSA program and must have signed a PIP memorandum of understanding to be eligible for the FAST program into Canada. To be eligible for FAST into the U.S, importers and carriers must be C-TPAT certified.

Because Monarch Transport is an approved carrier under the FAST program we can offer qualified customers an expedited clearance process.

FAST into Canada

FAST into the U.S.

What is C-TPAT?

C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism) is a joint government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security.

When FAST and C-TPAT certified customers, certified carriers and registered drivers work together, the program provides expedited clearance and less customs intrusion for air, as well as dedicated reporting lanes at the border.

What is CSA?

The CSA program simplifies many of the import border requirements, so that low-risk shipments can be processed more quickly and efficiently at the border, saving businesses time and money.

What is ACE?

The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is a system being developed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to automate and consolidate border processing. ACE will be the centralized access point that connects CBP, the trade community, and other government agencies. The development of ACE began in 2001 as a replacement for CBP's Automated Commercial System (ACS), an older trade information database. The purposes of ACE are to streamline business processes, facilitate growth in trade, ensure cargo security, provide the tools to monitor the movement of individuals and materials into and out of the country, and foster participation in global commerce.