C-TPAT

Questions and answers about C-TPAT

  • EFFECTS OF LEAVING CTPAT

    QUESTION: We are currently enrolled in the CTPAT and CTPAT TC (ISA) programs. My company is wondering if any companies are thinking about leaving the CTPAT and CTPAT TC (ISA)  programs due to not receiving any benefits. Did anyone receive any heartaches when leaving both of these programs? Did Customs show up for an audit at your business after leaving these […]

  • Meeting CTPAT Container Seal Criteria

    QUESTION: Our company has security seal procedures in place that have been approved on annual security reviews and want to consider improvements. We are interested to know what ICPA members are doing to meet this requirement, especially to address when seals have been changed. Are they using any software programs ? What internal reports are […]

  • CTPAT TC

    QUESTION: Does anybody know if you can be a member of CTPAT TC and not a member of CTPAT Security? ========== Answers: No you cannot.  Just like with ISA, you have to be CTPAT Security Tier II or III ========== No you cannot. =========== To join CTPAT TC (what we used to call “ISA”) you need […]

  • CTPAT FOR MX COMPANY

    QUESTION: What are the requirements and process for a company located in Mexico to become CTPAT certified? Why is it better than becoming AEO? Mexico is part of the MRA program with the US. Is there a difference or benefit if they become CTPAT and not AEO? ========== Answer: If you want to take advantage […]

  • CTPAT SUPPLIER SECURITY RATING

    QUESTION: I am looking to revamp the previous Compliance manager’s rating system in my new position.  We ask all MSC questions of our suppliers (Minimum Security Criteria), but I am trying to figure out which questions to rate for risk.  I know there are 58 “musts” in the MSC, but do we need to check […]

  • CTPAT COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

    QUESTION: My understanding is that C-TPAT is not as glamorous these days because of cost and benefits.  Questions: The only real C-TPAT benefit for a US company with a maquila is the benefit of the FAST lane into the US, correct? If the US company utilizes a cross dock at the US/MX border, how does […]

  • CTPAT VIRTUAL VALIDATION

    Your Social Security Statement QUESTION: Wondering if anyone has gone through a virtual validation for CTPAT and looking for some insight on where the audit took place (domestic or international site) and any feedback they’d share on how it went. Did you go to the site for the validation regardless of it being virtual? What […]

  • CTPAT EXPORTING PROCESS

    QUESTION: For those C-TPAT certified as exporters, do you send questionnaires to your international business partners that you export to? How do you handle the entire process vs importers? ************ Answers: As an exporter in CTPAT…its more about what you do (as the shipper) during the export process and perhaps your carriers and forwarders, not […]

  • DEVELOPING CTPAT INTERNAL TRAINING

    QUESTION: Our company is a CTPAT participant that is looking to develop internally the specialized training needed for our Shipping/Receiving staff.  I am interested in any advice or guidance members may have who have undertaken this project themselves.  What media format worked best?  How long/complex was the content? Any feedback from CBP during validation?  Thank […]

  • C-TPAT

    QUESTION: The customs manager at my company left suddenly without giving anyone access to the C-TPAT portal.  Is there a way to access this without knowing the previously being given access? ========== Answers: Email ctpathelpdesk@cbp.dhs.gov They should be able to provide you with the field office assigned to your account. ========== You need to contact […]

  • CTPAT REVAL OF SUPPLIERS SUPPLIER

    QUESTION: Has anyone ever heard of CTPAT SCSS’s requesting Revalidation site visits [even virtual] of a Supplier’s Supplier; not the direct Shipper or Supplier?? Our CTPAT revalidation is coming up and am shocked that CBP wants to visit a location that we don’t buy from, ship from because we had reported the MID to satisfy […]

  • CTPAT VIRTUAL VALIDATION

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: Have any of the members gone through a CTPAT “Virtual Validation” process recently? If so, how did the process work and what was your experience-positive or negative? Any pointers for a smooth virtual validation process? ============ Answers: As a consultant we have participated in over 20 virtual validations. […]