C-TPAT Security Inspection
Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) is part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) multi-layered cargo enforcement strategy. Through this program, CBP works with the trade community to strengthen international supply chains and improve United States border security.
CTPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers. The Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 provided a statutory framework for the CTPAT program and imposed strict program oversight requirements.
International Associates Limited is able to carry out CTPAT audits for suppliers exporting goods into the USA.
This program calls upon importing businesses and service providers to establish policies enhancing their own security practices and those of business partners involved in the supply chain, based on the following C-TPAT security criteria:
Business Partners Requirements
Physical Access Controls
Security Training & Threat Awareness
Information Technology Security
Once these policies are given an effect, imports by these businesses would be given a “Fast Lane” by the US Customs.
Benefits of C-TPAT Security Inspection:
- You come to know about your security loopholes.
- Gives a framework to establish a ‘security management system’ based on C-TPAT guidelines.
- You can be better prepared for C-TPAT CBP Audits.
- Get an easy entry in the supply chain to the USA as a trusted participant.