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Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism


C-TPAT stands for Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. Implemented in November 2001, C-TPAT is a voluntary joint government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requests that businesses ensure the integrity of their security practices, and communicate their security guidelines to their business partners within the supply chain. C-TPAT offers businesses an opportunity to play a major role in the war against terrorism, and ensure a more secure supply chain for their employees, suppliers, and customers.

Charter 3 Global, its executives, management, and other policy-makers commit to participate in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism "C-TPAT"program, and to implement, follow, and maintain procedures, and practices consistent with the C-TPAT Importer Security Criteria enforced by CBP. As participants in the C-TPAT program, it is the policy of Charter 3 Global to: 

  • Implement, follow, and maintain procedures and practices that are consistent with the C-TPAT Importer Security Criteria.

  • Comply with CBP requirements to ensure the integrity at each stage of our supply chain.

  • Cooperate with the C-TPAT validation and re-validation process.

  • Meet the recommended business and security practices.

  • Assist in the worldwide campaign to stop terrorism.

  • Provide security guidelines and training for Charter 3 Global employees, contractors, service providers, and others associated with the company.

  • Provide a safe environment for our employees, customers, vendors, and other visitors.

  • Investigate any situation or significant event which may be related to a breach in cargo security or any C-TPAT criteria, and notify the proper authorities.

  • Review, revise, and update security practices and procedures on a regular basis, or as needed.

  • Update information in the C-TPAT Security Link portal annually or more often as needed.

C-TPAT impacts nearly every department within our organization as well as outside entities such as carriers and foreign suppliers. Security is everyone's responsibility. All Charter 3 Global employees, contractors, service providers, visitors, and others are expected to comply with the C-TPAT Importer Security Criteria as well as any policies, procedures, and instructions issued by Charter 3 Global.

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