CTPAT Links

“Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom”
-Thomas Jefferson

We at Ken Hamanaka Co Inc encourage you to join the CUSTOMS TRADE PARTNERSHIP AGAINST TERRORISM (CTPAT).

Please see the below video and links for more information on the benefits of joining CTPAT to protect our global supply chain:

http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/video-gallery/2014/04/c-tpat-introduction-video

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/ports-entry/cargo-security/ctpat

https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Security%20Training%20and%20Threat%20Awareness%20Mindmap.pdf

https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/C-TPAT%27s%20Five%20Step%20Risk%20Assessment%20Process.pdf

CTPAT Partners enjoy a variety of benefits, including taking an active role in working closer with the U.S. Government in its war against terrorism. As they do this, Partners are able to better identify their own security vulnerabilities and take corrective actions to mitigate risks. Some of the benefits of the program include:

  • Reduced number of CBP examinations
  • Front of the line inspections
  • Possible exemption from Stratified Exams
  • Shorter wait times at the border
  • Assignment of a Supply Chain Security Specialist to the company
  • Access to the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Lanes at the land borders
  • Access to the CTPAT web-based Portal system and a library of training materials
  • Possibility of enjoying additional benefits by being recognized as a trusted trade Partner by foreign Customs administrations that have signed Mutual Recognition with the United States
  • Eligibility for other U.S. Government pilot programs, such as the Food and Drug Administration’s Secure Supply Chain program
  • Business resumption priority following a natural disaster or terrorist attack
  • Importer eligibility to participate in the Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA)
  • Priority consideration at CBP’s industry-focused Centers of Excellence and Expertise

Please contact us for more information.

We offer one-on-one or group training on CTPAT policy as related to the security of the supply chain.

7 POINT CONTAINER INSPECTION

In compliance with CTPAT standards, please check out the below CBP link to the 7-point container inspection to verify the structural integrity of the container and reliability of the locking mechanisms of the doors:

https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/7_pcic.pdf

17 POINT TRUCK AND TRAILER INSPECTION

CTPAT requires that trucks and trailers be inspected according to the 17 point inspection list:

https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/17_pic.pdf

HIGH SECURITY SEALS

CTPAT’S security criteria state that “…a high security seal must be affixed to all loaded containers bound for the U.S.  All seals must meet or exceed the current ISO 17712 standards for high security seals.”

Please see the following link:

https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Bulletin%20-%20April%202014%20-%20ISO%2017712%20High%20Security%20Seals.pdf

Government Agencies

Animal, Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

Census Department

Department of Homeland Security

Federal Maritime Commission

Fish and Wildlife

Food & Drug Administration

Transportation Security Administration

 

Industry Links

American Shipper

Customs Record

Financial Times

Journal of Commerce

Zepol

 

Professional Organizations

Cargo Services Network

National Customs Brokers and Forwarder’s Association of America

Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association

Los Angeles Air Cargo Association