C-TPAT is a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) voluntary joint government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security.
C-TPAT recognizes that Customs can provide the highest level of security only through close cooperation with the ultimate owners of the supply chain, importers, carriers, brokers, warehouse operators, and manufacturers. This initiative asks that business work to ensure the integrity of their supply chain processes and business partners, and successfully maintain open communication of their status. The program is not limited to large importer/exporters as CBP recognizes that small and medium-sized companies are integral parts of maintaining secure borders.
Benefits of C-TPAT Compliance
In order to join the C-TPAT Program, the applicant must conduct a comprehensive assessment of their operations and international supply chain business partners based upon the C-TPAT security criteria.
Eligible Business Types:
How can BSI support your application?
Using the right technology, supplier data collection, organization, and risk analysis can be done easily — without requiring large investments into IT infrastructure or resources. Explore our Professional Support Services and Tools to learn how we can help you from the beginning to end and ongoing maintenance of your certification.
My Company is already certified
For those organizations that have already received C-TPAT certification, BSI's software can assist with maintaining your C-TPAT certification by assisting with the collection of updated supplier information on an annual basis. Automating follow-up processing ensures you are ready when it is time to revalidate with CBP.
Learn More about U.S. Customs and Border Protection's C-TPAT Program:
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