C-TPATCustoms-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (US government)
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As a validated member of the C-TPAT program with a long history of selling and sourcing its products globally, Calavo benefits from a reduced number of inspections, as well as expedited border crossings.
Senator Murray's spokesperson, Alex Glass, told Logistics Management that although C-TPAT and the Container Security Initiative, which assesses security at foreign seaports, have set requirements for compliance, the federal government is not doing enough to ensure those security measures are followed through.
C-TPAT participation requires the submission of an application and subsequent certification and validation of the information provided by the applicant.
And as a warm-up for C-TPAT, Rodarte had his team undergo an audit by the Business Anti-Smuggling Coalition (BASC), a group that helps shippers prevent cargo crimes.
By participating in these programs, Werner Enterprises' C-TPAT approved customers will benefit from improved border crossing times, faster clearance of imports and on-going process improvements, resulting in increased efficiencies in the supply chain.
Carrier Mexico is submitting to BASC's grueling certification process because it's ideal preparation for the C-TPAT audit.
C-TPAT is designed to optimize supply chain performance by mitigating the risk of loss, theft, and contraband smuggling in the global supply chain.
Both AEO and C-TPAT certified statuses ensure the recipient has met strict guidelines for its customs and port-related operations in the areas of security standards, safety and record keeping and allows the recipient to streamline customs and shipping activities.
The research objective of this article is to evaluate the level of competitiveness among the different modes of transportation used in a secure supply chain in terms of the import value in millions of dollars and its transformation into the annual percent growth rate of the import value; as well as to estimate a curve fitting for the number of C-TPAT validations and revalidations per year.
The NCA is the first industry association to undertake an initiative to support industry wide participation in the C-TPAT program through the launch of a portal that will function as a registry of foreign suppliers and their C-TPAT related security practices for industry members.
CBP has also introduced a process that awards benefits for C-TPAT importers on a three-tiered basis, depending on validation of their security practices.
The US administration has since 2002 run a trade partnership programme with business called C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism), which has 8,000 members, 6,000 of which have been validated so far.
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