Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Partners in Protection (PIP), and EU Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) are among the growing number of country-specific joint government-business initiatives designed to strengthen the impact of supply chain and border security efforts worldwide.
Each of the programs recognize that the highest level of border security can only be achieved through close cooperation with you the ultimate owners of the supply chain, importers, exporters, carriers, brokers, warehouse operators, and manufacturers.
How important is a functional global supply chain to your company’s core business? If the answer is anything other than “not at all,” now is the time to attain membership and good-standing in your government’s Customs-Trade Supply Chain Security program.
Why Should My Company Pursue Certification?
Benefits of joining these programs include expedited processing of customs entries, reduced number of inspections resulting in fewer cargo delays and potentially faster border transportation times.
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Regardless of where you are in the process, mandates for collection, assessment and reporting of internal processes and extended supply chain practices can appear overwhelming. BSI’s extensive experience and proven methodology will help support and effectively guide your company through the process.
What Should I Expect?
Make sure to Maintain Your Certification!
It’s clear that the demands being placed on your supply chains will continue to grow into the future. As a result, it is important to have a comprehensive plan to maintain and improve your company’s Supply Chain Security Program.Ensuring that not only are you ready for your revalidation, but that you are building a strong sustainable program. If you haven't maintained your certification, learn how BSI can help you recertify.
No supply chain security program is 100% guaranteed to prevent security breaches. With over 50 combined years of specialized experience, BSI’s experts can handle the most complicated issues as well as help you find solutions and expedite the recertification process. We will assist you in dealing with:
Customs programs can reject enrollment applications for failure to comply with security criteria. We will assist you to ensure your security program and application meets the expectations of Customs.
Post-incident assessment (PIA)
A major security breach will often result in immediate suspension from any program. Customs security specialists will often condition your reinstatement based on significant improvements and upgrades. BSI has substantial experience in handling these events. We’ll quickly assist you in upgrading your supply chain security program to meet these needs.
Non-compliance with program requirements including failure to update security profiles, to respond to rejected profile questions, and to meet your own declared security practices can often lead to suspension from all benefits. We can assist you in correcting and resolving these issues to secure reinstatement of all the benefits quickly and efficiently.
A major security breach can also result in a termination from most government supply chain security programs. Our team will assist you in filing the necessary appeals to secure reinstatement.