The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary supply-chain security program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (US-CBP) focused on improving the security of private companies’ supply chains with respect to terrorism. The program was launched in November 2001 with seven initial participants, all large U.S. companies. As of latest report, the program had 11,400 members. The 4,315 importers in the program account for approximately 54% of the value of all merchandise imported into the U.S.
TheKBS’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Compliant Program (CCP) is structured on Supply Chain Risk Assessment (SSRA) module of C-TPATCertification where an organization would be inspected on the framework of C-TPAT (World Customs Organization WCO, Safe Framework) on the Minimum Security Criteria, which is recognized and accepted by the US importers.
Since this is a flagship conventional compliance program so it is also offered to all the outside entity connected with US supply chain hence there is no registration on the CTPAT portal which is meant for USentityonly.KBS has also aimed while developing this framework for organizations to achieve Ease of Doing Business.
Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Certified Importer in the USA are required to work only with CTPAT Complaint Entity to protect their supply chain from any probable security breach.
Organizations from the countries that are not having an MRA mutual level agreement signed with the USA are facing the profound issue of meeting this obligatory requirement.
So KBS, being a leading Inspection, Audit, and Certification body form past 16+ years it has designed a CTPAT Complaint Program that is based precisely on the CTPAT requirement under risk assessment and has been widely accepted because of its framework.
Companies outside USA and also enrolled inPIP, OAE, AEO (Tier I, Tier II,Tier III, LO) certified entity can achieve CTPAT Compliant Certification. Any active business entity going for CTPAT Compliant Certification form KBS shall have a documented process for determining and alleviating risk throughout their international supply chain. This allows companies to be considered low risk, resulting in expedited processing of their cargo, including fewer customs examinations.
Organization which are playing a key role in US supply chain are eligible for becoming CTPAT compliant.
CTPAT Complaint Partners enjoy a variety of benefits, including taking an active role in working closer with the U.S. CTPAT Importer in its war against terrorism and safeguarding their supply chain. As they do this, Compliance holder are able to better identify their own security vulnerabilities and take corrective actions to mitigate risks. Some of the benefits of the program include:
CTPAT Compliance certified from KBS Certification takes a lot of effort on the company’s part and basically has three steps.
The basic process of getting KBS CTPAT Complaint certification is as follows –
How frequently shipments are inspected
C-TPAT Compliant: 1 in 7
NON C-TPAT Compliant: 1 in 1
How frequently trucks are inspected
C-TPAT Compliant: 1 in 30
NON C-TPAT Compliant: 1 in 9
KBS is a leading organization in Inspection and Certification with over 15 years of experience. It has over 7000+ of active client base. KBS is an active interested party in US as well a global Supply Chain. KBS has a highly experienced Supply Chain Security Auditor/CTPAT Specialist. If your company is not located in United States of America but its active International Supply Chain where the end customer is in USA, so there a voluntary need to have CTPAT Compliance certification to get Fast Lane benefits while getting in US.
*Please note that this is a compliance program developed by KBS on CTPAT guidelines and SAFE framework.
KBS is not directly or indirectly related to customs or US CBP so it takes no responsibility for any issues that may occur at foreign ports.
Eligible Entity must apply to participate in CTPAT Compliant Program.
Participants complete an online electronic well downloadable pdf application on https://kbscertification.com.
After successfully applying on the portal, our team will get in touch to assist you further.
This is a voluntary-based third party fully independent inspection, there is no role of respective cross border entity, country’s customs or US CBP. Certification of compliance only state that the following organization was following the desired requirement which was validated on the day of inspection.
KBS CTPAT Compliance Program generally depends on the type of the business such as entity could importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, or manufacturers. Since the inspection has to take place onsite, but due to pandemic it been performed virtually for the safety of the client and out team. Completion of the program can usually take between 7-10 working days which include audit and post-audit activity. CTPATCompliance is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principal stakeholders of the international supply chain
KBS CTPAT Compliant Program is designed in a manner to certify security profiles and security information provided by CTPAT partners in US lands. Enhance validation selection approach using risk factors, and expand the scope and volume of CTPAT validations.
Systematize the requirements for CTPAT self-policing tool, and implement the process for the submission of the CTPAT periodic self-assessment. Require participants to engage and leverage all business partners within their supply chains. Develop the CTPAT secure communication platform. Conduct antiterrorism training seminars and targeted outreach for certified partners and the trade community. Share information and security best practices with the membership. Develop minimum security criteria,especially applicable to point of origin, point of stuffing and smarter, more secure cargo containers. Provide expedited processing benefits to CTPAT partners.
The partners include U.S. importers/exporters, U.S., highway carriers, rail and sea carriers, Customs brokers, marine port authority/terminal operators, freight consolidators, ocean transportation intermediaries and non‐operating common carriers, Organization under AEO program can also apply for the program.
The CTPAT complaint program application can be rejected in the following cases: