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Customs- Trade Partnership Against terrorism

Customs- Trade Partnership Against terrorism



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  • 1. C- TPAT
    Saurabh Kumar
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Beginning
    Initiative after the 9/11
    Launched in Nov 2011 with just seven members
    Currently over 7,400 companies enrolled
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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?
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Bilateral initiative between US - Canada and US - Mexico
    Ensure safety and security
    Expedited shipment
    Common risk-management principles
  • 9. 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
  • 10. Benefits
    Dedicated lanes for expedite transport
    Reduced number of security examinations
    Enhanced supply chain safety and security
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. 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.