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Customs- Trade Partnership Against terrorism

Customs- Trade Partnership Against terrorism



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    C-TPAT C-TPAT Presentation Transcript

    • C- TPAT
      Saurabh Kumar
    • What is C-TPAT?
      Voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security
      CBP is asking businesses to ensure the integrity of their security practices and communicate and verify the security guidelines of their business partners within the supply chain.
    • Beginning
      Initiative after the 9/11
      Launched in Nov 2011 with just seven members
      Currently over 7,400 companies enrolled
    • Benefits for Members
      Reduced number of Inspections
      Reduced Border delay Times
      Priority processing for CBP Inspections
      Assignment of C-TPAT Supply chain security specialist ( SCSS)
      Eligibility to attend C-TPAT Supply chain security Training Seminars
      Reduced cargo theft and pilferage
      Reduced Insurance cost
    • Drawbacks
      Cost to Upgrade security
      Cost to engage other Within Supply chain
      On-Going obligations, monitor Action Plan
      Loss of benefits if suspended
      Hidden civil penalties for non-compliance with stated processes and approved security?
    • Enrollment to C-TPAT
      U.S. Importers of record
      U.S./Canada Highway Carriers
      U.S./Mexico Highway Carriers
      Rail Carriers
      Sea Carriers
      Air Carriers
      U.S. Marine Port Authority/Terminal Operators
      U.S. Air Freight Consolidators, Ocean Transportation Intermediaries and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC)
      Mexican and Canadian Manufacturers
      Certain Invited Foreign Manufacturers
      Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers
      Third Party Logistics Providers (3PL)
      Long Haul Highway Carriers in Mexico
    • Procedures for Application
      Filling online Application http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/cargo_security/ctpat/apply_ctpat/online_app/
      Submission of corporate information, a supply chain security profile, and an acknowledgement of an agreement to voluntarily participate
      Assigned CBP-SCSS will contact the participant for the C-TPAT Validation process
      Use of C-TPAT Security link internet web portal web portal
      Status verification Interface( SVI) for consenting partners
    • Bilateral initiative between US - Canada and US - Mexico
      Ensure safety and security
      Expedited shipment
      Common risk-management principles
    • Qualification
      Importer registration
      Carrier registration
      Commercial driver application
      Expedited clearance among members of C-TPAT and PIP (Partner’s in protection)
      Increase the integrity of supply chain security
    • Benefits
      Dedicated lanes for expedite transport
      Reduced number of security examinations
      Enhanced supply chain safety and security
    • C-TPAT 5 Step Risk Assessment Process
      Map cargo flow and identify Business partners
      Threat assessment – Terrorism, Contraband, Human smuggling etc..
      Rating of C-TPAT minimum security criteria – High, Medium, Low
      Prepare action plan
    • Terms underRisk Assessment
      International supply chain security – Point of origin to point of final distribution
      Threat Assessment
      1 - Low Risk - No recent incidents/intelligence/information
      2 - Medium Risk – No recent incidents/some intelligence/information on possible activity
      3 - High Risk – Recent incidents and intelligence/information
    • The Future of C-TPAT
      Advisory committees have suggested several changes to strengthen C-TPAT.
      Expand C-TPAT to ensure that international ports are not violating C-TPAT security requirements.
      Target small to medium size companies for C-TPAT involvement.
      Standardization of global guidelines to ensure consistency in security.
      Standardization of data collection to identify high risk shipments.
    • The Future of C-TPAT
      Proposed Mandatory Standards
      Selection of Business Partners
      Container Security: Inspection, seals and proper storage
      Physical Security: Unauthorized access, fences, etc.
      Personnel Security: Background checks, etc.
      Procedural Security: Shipping/Receiving etc.
      Security Training
      Information Technology: Password protection, etc.
    • The Future of C-TPAT
      A House Bill has recently proposed several amendments to broaden the scope and strengthen C-TPAT
      Making C-TPAT involvement mandatory for all companies based in or doing business with the United States.
      Annual verification of C-TPAT participants security measures.
      Penalties for non-compliance including probation, fines, and expulsion.