C-TPAT Validation

Has CBP scheduled a C-TPAT Validation (onsite audit) of your company or your foreign supplier/affiliate?

Are you confident that your company and/or your foreign supplier/affiliate is in compliance with the C-TPAT security criteria (requirements)?

CBP performs a C-TPAT Validation within 2-12 months after a company receives the C-TPAT Certification. C-TPAT Validations take place every 3-4 years after the initial Validation.

The purpose of a C-TPAT Validation of your company or business partner is to verify compliance with the C-TPAT Security Criteria and what was/has been documented in the Security Profile and uploaded to the C-TPAT Portal.

If your company is a U.S. importer, CBP will also conduct an on-site C-TPAT Validation of one of your foreign suppliers.

Your company must pass the domestic and foreign (if applicable) C-TPAT Validation(s) in order to maintain your C-TPAT Certified status.

CBP can select a foreign supplier/affiliate of yours that is certified in a supply chain security initiative that has a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with CBP if it has been more than 4 years since their last Validation by their country’s government. During the Validation, CBP will assess that business partner’s compliance with the C-TPAT Security Criteria.

Our team of advisors can prepare your company for your upcoming domestic or foreign C-TPAT Validation.

We would perform an on-site C-TPAT Compliance Audit. During the visit we will:

  • train key managers on requirements, benefits, criticality of complying at all times with the requirements and how to prepare for and pass the C-TPAT Validation.
  • meet individually with key managers to understand their responsibilities
  • review policies and procedures
  • assess the physical security and access controls of the facility

Following the on-site C-TPAT Compliance Audit, we will provide your company with a C-TPAT Compliance Audit Report and Corrective Actions Plan.

We will develop all of the necessary policies, procedures and forms needed.

We will work with your company and/or your foreign supplier/affiliate to ensure compliance.

We can also be present during the C-TPAT Validation.

Do not take the risk of not being absolutely sure that your company or your foreign supplier/affiliate will pass the C-TPAT Validation.

Our assistance lets you focus on managing your business. Let’s face it. Your organization isn’t in the business of conducting assessments, but our company is and has been at the forefront for many years. With our company, you’ll have assurance from experts to prepare your Company and/or your foreign suppliers/affiliates for the C-TPAT Validation, enabling you to focus on managing your business.

Contact us today!