Has U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) scheduled a CTPAT 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 CTPAT security criteria (requirements)?
CBP performs a CTPAT Validation within 2-12 months after a company receives the CTPAT Certification. CTPAT Re-Validations take place every 4 years after the initial Validation.
The purpose of a CTPAT Validation of your company or business partner is to verify compliance with the CTPAT security criteria and what was/has been documented in the Security Profile and uploaded via the CTPAT Portal.
If your company is a U.S. importer, CBP will also conduct an on-site CTPAT Validation of one of your foreign suppliers.
Your company must pass the domestic and foreign (if applicable) CTPAT Validation(s) in order to maintain your CTPAT Certified status.
Our team of advisors can prepare your company and/or your foreign supplier/affiliate for the upcoming domestic or foreign CTPAT Validation.
We will start the project by sending an email to each key person in the following areas (that apply): import, export, human resources, purchasing, information technology, security and warehouse. Each email includes a brief introduction to CTPAT, the benefits your company receives, the requirements and a request for specific information we need.
We will then perform an onsite CTPAT Compliance Assessment.
As a result of the assessment, our experts will develop a detailed CTPAT Compliance Assessment Report. The report will state specifically what your company must implement or modify to comply with the CTPAT Security Criteria (requirements).
We will work with your company and/or your foreign supplier/affiliate to ensure compliance.
Review your company’s existing policies, procedures, forms and training material.
Provide your company with CTPAT Security Questionnaires that will need to be sent to your business partners (foreign suppliers, agents, affiliates, transportation companies, consolidators, freight forwarders, etc.).
Review each completed CTPAT Security Questionnaire to ensure that they comply with the applicable CTPAT Security Criteria.
Develop an updated Security Profile
Develop the Supply Chain Risk Assessment Report
Develop any required policies, procedures, forms
Provide guidance on updating existing policies, procedures, forms and training material.
Upload the policies, procedures, forms and training material to the corresponding sections of the Security Profile.
File the required Supply Chain Risk Assessment Report, updated Security Profile with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Do not take the risk of not being absolutely sure that your company or your foreign supplier/affiliate will pass the CTPAT Validation.