C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships to strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. A secure supply chain aids in keeping our country safe. It takes the cooperation and diligence of all parties within the international supply chain to ensure cargo security.
All companies should verify the security guidelines of their business partners. These guidelines are available on CBP’s website in the links provided below.
Please contact Beth Morris should you require additional C-TPAT information.
The seven-point inspection process for empty containers prior to the loading the cargo, as well as the seventeen-point inspection process for all trailers/tractors, should be followed. View the CBP’s container inspection presentation in its entirety here.
All seals used to secure loaded containers and trailers bound for the U.S. must have an ISO 17712 high-security seal affixed and the seal must meet or exceed the current ISO 17712 standards for high security seals.
You must have procedures in place for recognizing and reporting compromised seals to CBP or the appropriate foreign authority.