CTPAT Security Requirements
Organizations who want to gain certification must take actions to implement CTPAT security requirements. By implementing and maintaining a certification the risk to supply chains can be significantly reduced.
Security requirement categories:
Business partner requirements and security procedures
Third party logistics partners must have appropriate security measures in place for handling international cargo and must ensure that sub-contracted providers for transportation, cargo handling, and security services commit to CTPAT security guidelines.
Container integrity must be maintained through:
1) A detailed container inspection
2) Use of high-security container seals that must be affixed to all loaded CTPAT importer containers bound for the US and
3) Container storage procedures that prevent unauthorized access.
Tractor/trailer integrity must be maintained during transport through/trailer inspection, prevention of unauthorized access, use of high-security seals, and monitoring of driver routes for unplanned delays or rerouting.
Less-Than-Truckload shipments (LTL)
LTL shipments must use a high-security padlock or similar locking device when picking up local freight in an international environment.
Physical access controls
Procedures to access cargo must avoid unauthorized entry to facilities by outsiders and monitor employee and visitor access to protect company assets.
Prospective and current employees must be screened and monitored to flag suspicious personnel.
Cargo security must be an element of all processes relevant to transportation, handling, and storage of cargo, including document processing, manifest procedures, shipping and receiving, and reporting of cargo discrepancies.
Security training and threat awareness
Training must be in place to educate staff and contractors on all operating procedures that further the goal of secure global supply chain.
Physical barriers and deterrents, such as fencing, gate houses, locking devices, and alarm systems, must be in place to prevent unauthorized access.
Information technology security
Procedures, such as password protection, must protect supply chain data from unauthorized access or manipulation.
These CTPAT security requirements will extend to all participants throughout the supply chain. This includes manufacturers, distribution facilities, third-party logistics providers, and carrier partners.
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