The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) is a voluntary public-private program that's part of a larger cargo security strategy of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP). It started after 9/11 with the main goal of improving U.S. supply chain and border security. Today, approximately 11,400+ members of the program (importers, customs brokers, terminal operators, carriers, and foreign manufacturers) sign on to CBP requirements to protect their chains of supply, identify potential security risks, follow best industry practices, and implement CBP-recommended security measures.
Star USA provides CTPAT training consulting and helps ensure clients' operations are aligned with CBP standards. Whether you're seeking to train your own employees or those of your service providers and suppliers, we can help. Our CTPAT courses are ideal for companies brand new to the program as well as long-time members who could use a refresher.
CTPAT supply chain security measures help drive down the risk of illicit or illegal activity threats to supply chains. These include activities like drug trafficking, terrorism, human trafficking, illegal contraband, etc. Black markets and illegal trade can weaken global supply chain integrity and curb economic growth and market security. They can also stifle job growth, tax revenues, and foreign investments, and erode public trust.
Our CTPAT training & consulting services are known for being rigorous - a big part of why they're so effective. We want to make sure Star USA clients have all the information and tools they need to create a more secure global trade environment that strengthens our borders and protects both businesses and consumers.
CTPAT members who implement the CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) in daily practice are ensuring their own supply chain security, but are also doing their part to help safeguard the international trade community at-large.
Star USA helps clients meet all ongoing CTPAT requirements, maintain membership, and conduct risk assessments, training, and education required to meet the minimum security criteria. Our global trade experts offer proactive guidance to keep you ahead of the curve.