Voluntary supply chain security program started by CBP after terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001,

C-TPAT is a joint government/business initiative to improve supply chain security.  Customs has recognized that protecting our borders from terrorism requires the close cooperation of importers, foreign manufacturers, and transportation and distribution service providers.

Comply with C-TPAT importer security criteria Applies on:
–          Suppliers who import raw materials, equipment, tooling used in production, etc.
–          Suppliers who ship directly from overseas to Company locations worldwide
–          Customs Brokers
–          Freight Forwarders
–          International carriers

Primlink Security audits covers seven primary areas of supply chain security:
Physical controls:

  • Container Security
  • Physical Access Controls
  • Physical Security

Internal Supply Chain Management Practices

  • Personnel Security
  • Procedural Security
  • Information Technology Security

Business Partner Requirements

  • C-TPAT Partners and non-C-TPAT Partners