program is a living initiative. It is very important, once you
have become a Certified C-TPAT Partner, that you
promote and enhance the security of your supply chain. It is
also important that you maintain your CBP Portal site
the site with any new or changed information when that occurs.
supply chain changes, security surveys must be completed by
new partners, evaluated and uploaded to your
Validation report responses must be entered to your Portal
within 90 days from the date that the validation report was
posted by CBP.
Certified Partners must re-evaluate their Security Profile
on a yearly basis.
So, on an
ongoing basis, there is a lot of work to do to remain a
certified C-TPAT Partner.
Solutions can assist you. Whether you achieved your C-TPAT
certification with our assistance or not, we can offer you
program to keep you current.
first step in our maintenance program is to make sure that
your supply chain picture is current and that all your
partners have submitted acceptable security surveys. You may
inadvertently have overlooked segments of your supply
such as the companies that transport goods from the
manufacturer to the freight forwarder, or possibly the
forwarders/consolidators themselves, or the Customs
Brokers here in the U.S. Other entities in your supply
distribution centers that receive imported goods, and
trucking companies that take the goods there, might not have
submitted security information either.
determine the certification status of all partners that
indicated to you that they were C-TPAT certified at the time
that you did your initial investigation, and we will repeat
this process on a monthly basis.
we find partners whose status has changed, or who have not
submitted security responses, we will contact
them and get
the required information.
And then, on
an ongoing basis, we will assist you as follows:
you to all new and changed C-TPAT requirements, as these
requirements are published by CBP.
when you alert us to new partners in your supply chain,
acquire Security Surveys from those companies
to your Portal at CBP.
update your security and company profiles with CBP when
changes in your organization or your supply chain occur.
assist you with determining what changes have occurred in
your supply chain, and we will file your mandatory
updates with CBP.
answer questions and provide information to you and
companies in your supply chain regarding C-TPAT, and
provide assistance with completing forms and questionnaires.
engage in e-mail communication with you concerning issues
and items we deem to be of interest to you.
might be CBP related issues, trade issues or general
our one year agreement, we will make available to you eight
hours of e-mail or telephone consultancy concerning
and security issues, or consultancy and/or research on any
business matter that is of concern to you. As we
CPAs or lawyers, legal and accounting issues are excluded.
forward to working with you.