Argents Express Group is certified and validated member of CTPAT, the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism.
We have joined this program to promote safe and secure international traffic and transport between foreign suppliers and our company while adhering to CTPAT mandated MSC (Minimum Security Criteria). We, and our partners, are committed to protecting our supply chains from criminal activities such as contraband, cyber intrusions, drug trafficking, illegal weapons, money laundering, and terrorism.
As discussed in past, it is becoming extremely important that we have a document vetting process in place that not only confirms the client’s CTPAT status but also works to vet each organization in areas such as Corporate Security, Transportation Security, and People & Physical Security.
As a certified CTPAT Broker in the United States, it is extremely important that we regularly review and educate our clients on the current CTPAT policies and procedures that are currently in place to ensure that they follow and meet the CTPAT MSC and that support documents confirming these processes are readily available for use in each partner’s annual risk assessment and review.
CTPAT Partner Benefits:
CTPAT Partners enjoy a variety of benefits, including taking an active role in working closer with the U.S. Government in its war against terrorism. As they do this, Partners are able to better identify their own security vulnerabilities and take corrective actions to mitigate risks. Some of the benefits of the program include:
- Reduced number of CBP examinations
- Front of the line inspections
- Possible exemption from Stratified Exams
- Shorter wait times at the border
- Assignment of a Supply Chain Security Specialist to the company
- Access to the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Lanes at the land borders
- Access to the CTPAT web-based Portal system and a library of training materials
- Possibility of enjoying additional benefits by being recognized as a trusted trade Partner by foreign Customs administrations that have signed Mutual Recognition with the United States
- Eligibility for other U.S. Government pilot programs, such as the Food and Drug Administration’s Secure Supply Chain program
- Business resumption priority following a natural disaster or terrorist attack
- Importer eligibility to participate in the Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA)
- Priority consideration at CBP’s industry-focused Centers of Excellence and Expertise
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For more information, please visit the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism website.
Some helpful links for assessing various types of risk levels: