- Posted by Juan Pulgar 01 Mar
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C-TPAT stands for Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, a voluntary supply chain program of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to improve U.S. border security while maintaining free flow of international trade.
Pleased to inform that Seatrade Group NV became a certified partner in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program.
By participating with CBP, you are making a vital contribution to help us secure our borders and ensure the continued free flow of international trade.
Your role as a C-TPAT partner is to continue to ensure that appropriate security measures based upon risk analysis and consistent with C-TPAT security criteria, are maintained in a documented and verifiable format throughout your international supply chains. C-TPAT partners must also have a documented and verifiable process for the selection of business partners and ensure that these business partners develop security procedures consistent with C-TPAT security criteria.
To meet these obligations and the security standards established under the C-TPAT program, it is necessary that a security self-assessment process be developed and implemented. Additionally, these assessments should identify and institute any enhancements or updates to your supply chain program. All aspects of the security self assessment must be verifiable, documented, reviewed on a regular basis and updated as warranted.
CBP created the C-TPAT validation process to ensure that the security measures declared in a participant’s C-TPAT security profile are effective. CBP will, to the extent practicable, conduct a C-TPAT validation not later than one year of the Partner’s C-TPAT certification in accordance with section 215(a) of the “Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006” (SAFE Port Act), Pub. L. 109-347, 120 Stat. 1917.
By CTPAT and Seatrade Group