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1 Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism August 3, 2006

2 C-TPAT Voluntary supply chain security program started by CBP after terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 Company joined in February 2003 Benefits to Company are: –Reduced inspections by CBP –Expedited shipments through the FAST program –More dependable supply chain –Compliance with our customers’ requirements

3 Who Can Join C-TPAT? Importers Brokers US/Canada Highway carriers US/Mexico Highway carriers NVOCCs, consolidators Air carriers Rail carriers Sea carriers Mexican manufacturers Certain invited foreign manufacturers

4 C-TPAT Security Requirements 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

5 Physical Controls Container/trailer security –Includes container/trailer seals Seals should be stored in a secure area One or two people should handle seals Record seal numbers used for shipments –Location containers or trailers are stored Should be in an enclosed, secure area Trailer locations should be tracked –Inspection prior to loading Use the 7-point inspection process Document the trailer inspection

6 Physical Controls Physical access controls –Employee identification and access Employees should wear their badges at all times Access to shipping and receiving areas should be limited to employees who need to be there –Visitor identification All visitors must sign in and obtain a visitors badge Visitors should be escorted while in the building

7 Physical Controls Physical security –Fencing Perimeter controls to keep unauthorized people from having access to your trailers or building –Locks and alarms Keep unauthorized people out of secure areas If an emergency door is opened, an alarm should sound –Cameras Show people arriving and leaving Show shipping and receiving areas

8 Internal Supply Chain Management Practices Personnel Security –Pre-employment screening –On-going background checks –Watching for suspicious behavior or activity

9 Internal Supply Chain Management Practices Procedural Security –Document control Limited access to blank forms and completed document storage –Shipping and receiving controls Discrepancy reports and follow-up –Report threats and suspicious shipments –Security training Information Technology Security –Password protection –Limit access to data storage areas

10 Business Partner Requirements C-TPAT certification – OR - Other security certification – AND - Comply with C-TPAT importer security criteria Applies to –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

11 Company Business Partner Requirements Implementation Letter will be sent to every supplier asking –Are you an importer? –Are you a member of C-TPAT? If supplier is a C-TPAT member, send me their SVI number If not –Complete security checklist –Send letter signed by Corporate officer stating agreement to comply with C-TPAT requirements –List other security programs in which they currently participate

12 Risk-Based Approach Rate suppliers based on: –Availability of product (single source) –Type of merchandise –Location of shipment origin –Location of receiving facility –Volume of business –Number of plants served –Past experience with supplier

13 Security Checklist Review with suppliers Key requirements –Business partner requirements –Threat awareness and suspicious shipment training –Physical access controls C-TPAT Checklist.xls

14 C-TPAT Web Portal Completion required by October 1 st C-TPAT, Security Profile

15 C-TPAT Best Practices Team Approach Container inspection Trailer/container seals More best practices are available at: ial_enforcement/ctpat/security_criteria/

16 Team Approach to Security Management Set up a multi-functional security team to handle C-TPAT implementation and application. Members could include: –Purchasing –Sales –Logistics –Warehouse –Human Resources –IT –Engineering

17 Container Inspection Before loading conduct a 7-point inspection of the container Front Wall – measure distance inside and out

18 7-point container inspection Walls (right side and left side) Ceiling and roof Check right side and left side of walls Look for irregularly spaced panels in ceiling

19 7-point container inspection Outside/undercarriage Check for compartments under trailer and in landing gear

20 7-point container inspection Floor Check for holes in floor or difference in the wear or age of the wood

21 7-point container inspection Doors

22 Concealment methods Money leaving US Drugs/WMD entering US

23 Check the roof Drugs found inside a false roof on a trailer

24 Concealment methods Drugs concealed inside patio bricks

25 Container/Trailer Seals Container/Trailer Seal Selection Seals must meet or exceed ISO PAS for high security seals High security seal types include –Bolt seals –Cable seals

26 Seal Types Cable seals must be made of braided cable that will fray when cut

27 Container seal use Cable seal is place around the keeper bars. Cable is pulled tight and lock is flush against door. Hasp is not used as seal point

28 Trailer Seal Use and Control Seals must be kept in a secure location Access to seals should be limited to one or two people only Each seal used must be tracked when shipping and upon receipt

29 C-TPAT Best Practices For more C-TPAT best practices, look for the C-TPAT Best Practices Catalog at ial_enforcement/ctpat/

30 How to Apply for C-TPAT All applications must be submitted online Online application available at t/ctpat/online_app / t/ctpat/online_app / Information required: –Importer of Record number –Company information –Point of Contact must be officer of the company You will be contacted by CBP within a few days to submit your security profile

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