As of September 2017, Onset Worldwide is a certified member of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), a supply chain security program established by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Membership in C-TPAT requires that our company and its business partners commit to minimizing the risk of unauthorized and/or dangerous goods entering the U.S. in one of our shipments.
This commitment requires, among other things, that we ask our business partners to analyze their physical security and internal control procedures, and certify that they have taken the necessary steps to protect their part of the supply chain, as we have done ourselves.
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
- Shorter wait times at the border
- Assignment of a Supply Chain Security Specialist to the company
- Importer eligibility to participate in the Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA)
- And more.
For more information on the program, please review the CTPAT webpages: https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/ports-entry/cargo-security/ctpat