CBP to Terminate the Land Border Carrier Initiative Program

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


CBP Proposes to Terminate the Land
Border Carrier Initiative Program

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in Customs Bulletins and Decisions, Vol. 44, No. 2, January 7, 2010, to change CBP regulations by removing  19 CFR 123.71 – 76 and amending  19 CFR 142.41 and 142.47 pertaining to the Land Border Carrier Initiative Program (LBCIP).   The LBCIP is a voluntary partnership program under which participating land and rail commercial carriers agree to enhance the security of their facilities and conveyances to prevent controlled substances from being smuggled into the United States. 


Since the promulgation of the LBCIP regulations, CBP has developed a more comprehensive voluntary partnership program known as Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).  C-TPAT builds upon the best practices of the LBCIP, while providing greater border and supply chain security with expanded benefits to approved participants.  CBP intends to terminate the LBCIP and focus its partnership efforts on the further development of C-TPAT.


The public is invited to comment on this proposed rulemaking. Comments must be received on or before February 16, 2010.


The full text of this proposal may be viewed at: 




Questions regarding C-TPAT may be directed to:

Kerry Layton

Regulatory Compliance Consultant

F.H. Kaysing Company

Kansas City, MO