Commerce on a global scale shouldn’t mean a world at risk. Although increased vulnerabilities come hand in hand with the incredible economic opportunities of international trade, you can take positive action to enhance safety and security in your supply chain.
Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is an initiative developed after 9/11 for importers, customs brokers, freight forwarders, and others throughout the trade community to protect their supply chain from the introduction of weapons of mass effect (WME). The initiative requires trade members to assess their supply chains for weaknesses and risks, and implement procedures to eliminate any discovered weaknesses and risks.
Meeting the goal of C-TPAT means strengthening your supply chain security. InfoTrade, LLC, can assist you in meeting C-TPAT requirements [more] by evaluating your supply chain and providing:
Letter for International Business Partners [more]
We provide a letter informing your international business partners of your participation in the C-TPAT program. Simply copy and paste the letter onto your letter head, have it signed by an officer of your company, and forward it via e-mail to your international business partners. We keep track of all communications or lack thereof and prompt the partners for timely responses.
Comprehensive Questionnaire for International Business Partners [more]
We forward a comprehensive questionnaire to you and all of your international business partners via e-mail. The detailed questionnaire addresses the requirements for Customs “Best Practices” security criteria.
Supply Chain Assessment [more]
We assess the completed comprehensive questionnaires and provide you with a written report of risks/weaknesses and solutions based on your international business partners’ responses. We provide you with the appropriate recommendations for you to forward to your suppliers so they may implement changes to meet CBP security requirements.
Supply Chain Security Profile [more]
We prepare a detailed supply chain security profile (summary) necessary for submission to Customs. The profile confirms the security measures your supply chain has in place, the risks/weaknesses discovered, and the procedures/changes made by you and your international business partners to rectify CBP mandated security shortcomings.
Learn more about C-TPAT and the validation process with some frequently asked questions.
Now is the time to take a proactive role in securing our borders from terrorists by becoming C-TPAT certified. Learn more about the benefits of C-TPAT [more] certification by calling InfoTrade today at (315) 724-4443 to let us begin playing an IMPORTant role in your business' future