Want to help protect your Supply Chain? Excellent class if you are considering CTPAT certification, preparing for re-validation or need to educate your group on your current CTPAT program. This CTPAT training course will explore and discuss all the new CBP CTPAT Minimum Security Requirements. An authoritative and comprehensive course for building a dynamic and cost-effective CTPAT program. The reference book included is a road map on how to build and maintain a credible program.
CTPAT 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 principle stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers. Note that this class is not associated with or approved by CBP, DHS, or the U.S. Government. See Schedule ->
What you will learn
- Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability
- Hard and Soft Benefits of Securing the Supply Chain
- Product transportation and risk of loss
- CTPAT Pros and Cons
- CTPAT Basics & Mechanics
CTPAT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is a CTPAT validation?
A CTPAT validation is a process through which the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) CTPAT program meets with company representatives and visits selected domestic and foreign sites to verify supply chain security measures contained in the CTPAT participant’s security are accurate and are being followed.
What are some benefits of the CTPAT validation?
- Reduced number of CBP examinations
- Front of the line inspections
- Shorter wait times at the border
- ISF Penalty Mitigation
Is a CTPAT validation an audit?
No. A validation is not an audit. Whereas CBP routinely performs audits in a variety of operational and regulatory areas (e.g. trade compliance, NAFTA), CTPAT validations do not measure a company’s adherence to existing government rules and regulations. Instead, the validation is focused on the verification of supply chain security process and procedures that a company voluntarily agrees to verify or perform under the auspices of the CTPAT program.
How do eligible companies apply to participate in CTPAT?
Businesses must apply to participate in CTPAT. Participants complete an online electronic application on www.cbp.gov that includes submission of corporate information, a supply chain security profile, and an acknowledgement of an agreement to voluntarily participate. In completing the supply chain security profile, companies must conduct a comprehensive self assessment of their supply chain security procedures using the CTPAT security criteria or
guidelines jointly developed by CBP and the trade community for their specific enrollment category. ( Online Application for CTPAT ) The criteria or guidelines, available for review on the CBP website, encompass the following areas: Business Partner Requirements, Procedural Security, Physical Security, Personnel Security, Education and Training, Access Controls, Manifest Procedures, Information Security, and Conveyance Security.
How will the CTPAT partnership work on an ongoing basis?
Upon satisfactory completion of the CTPAT Online application and supply chain security profile, participants will be assigned a CBP CTPAT Supply Chain Security Specialist (SCSS). A SCSS will contact the participant to begin the CTPAT validation process.
Course Will Benefit
CTPAT Champions, Employees of Exporters, employees of Importers, Purchasing, Sales/Marketing, Logistics, Traffic, Customer Service , Credit Managers, Controllers, Engineering, Legal personnel. Customs Brokers, Carriers and Freight Forwarders.
CTPAT training is excellent for beginners and also serves as a refresher for experienced professionals. Instructor will level set the course based on attendees.