CTPAT Movement of Cargo

Dear Import Supply-Chain Business Partner: Our company is participating in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.  CTPAT is a voluntary, joint government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen the overall supply chain and border security.  Every company that is involved in manufacturing, logistics, distribution or supply chain management will be impacted by ongoing […]

CTPAT Suspension and Removal

Suspension and  Removal A CTPAT SUSPENSION can eventually result in a Reinstatement or a Removal from the CTPAT Program. A suspension is a temporary loss of a Partner’s program benefits. A CTPAT member may be SUSPENDED from the program if: Failure to adhere to the CTPAT Partner Agreement Failure to meet the minimum security criteria […]

CTPAT 15 Years Later

It has been 15 years since the CTPAT program was launched. Where is the CTPAT program today? 1) PRESSURE TO JOIN-There is greater pressure for the supplier to join the CTPAT program, as a pre-condition for doing business, by many CTPAT companies, some of which are importers and/or exporters, and especially the big retailers. No […]

CTPAT Enrollment, Validation, and Revalidation

Joining CTPAT In order to understand the CTPAT program, you must first determine if your company is eligible to join. If you are eligible to join, you must review the benefits of the program as well as the minimum security requirements in order to determine if the CTPAT program is meant for your company. If […]

CTPAT Insurance Bonds

Air freight consolidators, ocean transportation intermediaries and non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC) must possess a valid continuous international carrier bond and/or in bond/export consolidator bond (IBEC) registered with US Customs & Border Protection (CBP). The types of bonds are as follows: An NVOCC must possess a Type 3 International Carrier Bond – Minimum amount is […]

CTPAT Conferences and Training

CTPAT Conferences and Training Norman Jaspan Associates, Inc. conducts conferences, workshops and training to prepare you for: CTPAT certification (Tier 1). CTPAT validation (Tier 2) and formal response to validation report and formal response to validation report. CTPAT revalidation and formal response to validation report. Annual security profile review. Internal/External Audit 5 Step Risk Assessment Employee […]

Promote Your CTPAT Status

Educate Your Customers and Supply Chain Business Partners When a CTPAT applicant receives their certified status (Tier 1) in the CTPAT program, they are eligible to proudly display the CTPAT banner for their present and potential customers as well as for their supply chain business partners. CTPAT requires CTPAT members, regardless of their tier level, […]

CTPAT Background Checks

Supply Chain Security Specialists (SCSS’s) have been asking the following Human Resources related questions during the CTPAT validation phase: Do you have an employment application and a written release & consent form completed by the applicant? Have you hired anyone since you started the CTPAT process? Have you conducted a through background check, which includes […]

CTPAT Certification

The Process Does Not End Here When the CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) applicant submits its company profile and security profile to the CTPAT Security Link Portal, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, (CBP) has up to 90 days to respond with an account status of “Certified” or “Rejected.” After submission of the company profile […]