Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)

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BSI works with US and various foreign customs agencies, as well as other government agencies involved in global supply chain security and enforcement. Our history extends to our role as co-founders of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) and development of the first – ever certified global supply chain security standard, the Freight Security Requirements (FSR). Security criteria within the FSR later served as a model for several of the CTPAT and SAFE Framework criteria standards. 

With over 50 years of Supply Chain Security experience with government and commercial clients, our experts can help you gain and maintain certification for Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT), Partners in Protection (PIP), and EU Authorized Economic Operator (AEO).


What is your company doing to prepare for the changes?

CTPAT is currently changing the Minimum Security Criteria that companies must meet to be accepted into or remain members of the program. Major new areas include overall supply chain security management and responsibility, cybersecurity, and agricultural security; other areas such as physical security have been strengthened.

BSI is leveraging our expertise as intelligence providers to the CTPAT program and members of working groups for the new criteria to help companies meet the new requirements and retain the important benefits of CTPAT. What is your company doing to prepare for the changes?

BSI’s security experts bring years of risk mitigation and CTPAT program development experience and can help in the following ways:

  • Gap Assessments - BSI’s expert advisors will assess the current state of your CTPAT program and provide pragmatic recommendations to achieve or maintain certification. Your company will walk away with a clear roadmap for implementing the changes needed to secure your supply chain.
  • Program Development - BSI will develop the policies, procedures, and assessments needed to comply with the new CTPAT requirements. BSI’s advisors will work with your team to generate supply chain security policies, five-step risk assessments, and supplier oversight and monitoring programs as required by the CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria.
  • Training - Training is an essential part of the CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria, and BSI’s training courses cover all needs and competencies required by CTPAT. Courses can be targeted towards management, warehouse employees, or all employees and are delivered in a variety of formats, from classroom and e-learning to hands-on training in a warehouse or distribution center environment.
  • Pre-Validation Assistance - CTPAT validations require significant amounts of effort from all members of your CTPAT team, and BSI will help ensure that the entire process runs smoothly. BSI’s pre-validation assistance includes a mock validation to prepare employees at the site, coordination of preparation activities, and recommendations to help meet the CTPAT criteria and handle issues that may occur during a validation or re-validation.