CTPAT Certification

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Certification

Many organizations do not realize the advantages of having a certified supply chain program and they remain uncommitted to participating in Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, (CTPAT).

Benefits for participating in CTPAT

  • Reduced Inspections
  • FAST Lanes Access
  • Secured Supply Chain
  • Enhanced Company Reputation and Profile
  • Participate in U.S. Customs & Border Prog

But is your company missing the benefits from acquiring new business opportunities because it does not participate in CTPAT?

In today’s business climate, your company’s reputation and integrity as an importer should not be threatened by a supplier who encountered a security violation. Even the smallest supplier of goods, can create large problems for an importer if that entity has had an involvement with a breach of security. Not only does OCEANAIR recommend each of our clients with import business to become CTPAT certified, we also encourage their foreign supply partners to partake in the CTPAT program as well.

Having supply a chain comprised of certified organizations eases the pressures of ensuring these suppliers are in good standing and compliant with their respective Customs Agency. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, (CBP) is helping to support these initiatives by recognizing the supply chain security programs from other countries. Today, CBP recognizes international trade security programs in Canada, Japan, Jordan, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan and the European Union.

As a result, more and more countries are seeing an increase with participation in their respective national security programs for international trade. Overseas manufacturers want their products available in the marketplace as soon as possible, so they value expeditious processing procedures with minimal cargo inspections of their goods.

Need Help with This Process?

If you are an importer who is not participating in the CTPAT program, contact OCEANAIR Compliance at (781) 286-2700, and we will help you.