C-TPAT, the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program has been in existence since 2001 and currently over 12,000 companies are certified as C-TPAT participants. While the program remains "voluntary" the importance of being a participant is growing.
Customs has been targeting an increasing number of imported shipments for examination. The cost to the importer can be $1,000 or more and the delays can be from days to weeks. Customs has made it clear that the only way that an importer can face a lower likelihood of an exam (and the added costs and delays) is to become a C-TPAT participant. A growing number of importers are now taking this step.
The C-TPAT application process can be quite complex as it requires an importer to review their supply chain from start (foreign loading point) to finish (arrival destination in the U.S.) and to identify each of their business partners in the supply chain. The importer is required to work with their business partners to take proactive steps to keep their supply chain secure.
TradeLogic International can help simplify the C-TPAT application process and equally important their fees for helping a company gain certification are quite reasonable. It all begins with a free, no-obligation analysis of your business and from this analysis we can provide you with a customized quote for our services in helping your company get certified. Now is the time to get started.
Attached is a brief outline of the process. Click the link to download the PDF of this outline. Please contact our office for more details - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping your company get certified.