CBP officer inspects container with seal.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) recently released a draft guide for container seal best practices, outlining recommended procedures for different links and activities within the supply chain.

The guide includes procedures for

  • U.S. importers
  • exporters
  • manufacturers
  • consolidators
  • cross border highway carriers
  • domestic highway carriers (in the U.S. and abroad)

Despite the fact that CBP has labeled this a “draft” version, the guide is surprisingly thorough, covering procedures from the point of sealing, to the point of receipt.

Click here to download the guide.


By Michelle Sardella