Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
Certificate of Achievement
The C-TPAT program is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) premier trade security program. The purpose of C-TPAT is to partner with the trade community to establish clear supply chain security criteria and, in return, provide benefits such as expedited processing.
CBP requires that C-TPAT company participants develop an internal validation process to ensure the existence of security measures documented in their Supply Chain Security Profile and in any supplemental information provided to CBP. As a part of the C-TPAT process, CBP C-TPAT Supply Chain Security Specialists (SCSS) and the C-TPAT participant will jointly conduct a validation of the company’s supply chain security procedures. The validation process is essential to verifying the company’s commitment to C-TPAT.
The guiding principle of the C-TPAT program is enhancing and ensuring supply chain security through a government-industry partnership. The C-TPAT program is voluntary and designed to share information that will protect the supply chain from being compromised by terrorists and terrorist organizations. The validation process will enable CBP and the C-TPAT participant to jointly review the participant’s C-TPAT security profile to ensure that security actions in the profile are effectively executed. Throughout the process, there will also be the opportunity to discuss security issues and to share “best practices” with the ultimate goal of securing the international supply chain.
– C-TPAT Validation Process. (2017, January 20)
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