C-TPAT is a joint government-business initiative designed to ensure that proper security procedures are in place to protect the flow of global trade. Through C-TPAT, U.S. Customs has joined with the owners of the supply chain, importers, carriers, brokers, warehousemen, and manufacturers to provide the highest level of security while facilitating the movement of goods entering the United States.
To qualify for membership in C-TPAT, companies must conduct a detailed self-assessment of supply chain security using the C-TPAT security guidelines created by Customs and the trade community. Companies must also submit a supply chain security profile questionnaire to Customs, and implement a program to enhance security throughout the supply chain in accordance with the C-TPAT guidelines.
In return for C-TPAT certification, members receive expedited handling and processing of their goods into the United States. C-TPAT membership requires dedication to reviewing and strengthening security measures throughout a company's international supply chain(s).
Nissei America has received Custom-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency by demonstrating effective security measures within the organization and a commitment to strengthening supply chain security.