CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

C-TPAT - CUSTOMS TRADE PARTNERSHIP AGAINST TERRORISM

What is C-TPAT Certification?

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary, joint government-business partnership for supply chain security & border security program which is led by United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP). 

C-TPAT can be applied/implemented to any importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers who want to trade internationally and mainly in the USA. It was drawn with an intent to determine & reduce risk throughout their international supply chain by a standard documented process.

Benefits of C-TPAT Certification

Business opportunities through amfori bsci platform

Recognition of socially compliant organization

Reduce number of CBP examination & exemption form stratified exams

Business resumption priority following a natural disaster or terrorist attack

Access to free, fast & secure trade along the borders

Improve the production procedure of the organization

Who can be certified C-TPAT Certification?

The program has historically been oriented around imports into the United States. Air carriers, consolidators, cross-border highway carriers, marine port authorities, ocean carriers, rail carriers, terminal operators, third-party logistics (3PLs) providers, Customs brokers, and importers are eligible for C-TPAT certification in the United States.

Shamkris Group

Air Carrier

Shamkris Group

Consolidators

Shamkris Group

Cross-Border Highway Carriers

Shamkris Group

Marine Port Authorities

Shamkris Group

Ocean Carriers

Shamkris Group

Rail Carriers

Shamkris Group

Terminal Operators

Shamkris Group

Importers/Exporters

Shamkris Group

Custom Brokers

Shamkris Group

Transporter

Document required for C-TPAT Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of C-TPAT Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame

Task

Process

Day 1

GAP Analysis
Certification Body
Selection
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit
MRM
CAPA

Week 10

Certification Body
Audit
N-C Closing

Week 12

Certification Body

FAQ

In general, there are three steps to C-TPAT certification:
  1. Risk Assessment. The CTPAT candidate conducts and fully documents a security risk assessment.
  2. Application. The company then submits a basic application via the CTPAT portal system.
  3. Security Profile.
How long does it take to become CTPAT certified? The application process for the CTPAT program is done online. After that, an evaluation of the company’s profile is done for 30-60 days after a company or entity submits the supply chain security questionnaire.

The CTPAT Third party logistics provider must have documented procedures to screen prospective customers for validity, financial soundness, the ability of meeting contractual security requirements, and the ability to identify and correct security deficiencies as needed.

The Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program is a commercial clearance program for known low-risk shipments entering the United States from Canada and Mexico.

CTPAT Benefits
  • 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.