The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) is a program created by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to strengthen international supply chains and improve border security in the U.S. In exchange for participating in this voluntary program, the CBP offers certain benefits and reduced examination rates to its certified partners.
We are a proud Certified member of the CTPAT program and we continue to work alongside CTPAT and CBP to protect our supply chain and identify security gaps. We encourage all of our Business Partners to consider joining CTPAT.
Read our CTPAT Statement of Support here.
For those interested, we are here to help you get CTPAT Certified. This programs offers several benefits for Importers, such as, faster release at the port, less examination, discounted rate on penalties and more benefits to be implemented in the years to come.
For more information on the CTPAT Program and on how to join, please follow the below useful resources:
Minimum Security Criteria for U.S. Importers (October 2021)
Best Practices Framework (July 2021)
CTPAT Portal (Register Here)
When receiving cargo at your warehouse or facilities, it is vital to conduct thorough inspections on the trailers, tractors and containers to ensure the cargo and equipment remained unaltered during transit from its origin to its destination.
Follow the below checklist to help with this process: