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C-TPAT Security Profile Requirements

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Your C-TPAT security profile is required to address specific information about your supply chain, which varies depending upon the business entity applying for C-TPAT:

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Importers

Importers must address the following in their security profile:

  • business partner requirements
  • security procedure at point of origin
  • participation in foreign customs administrative supply chain security programs
  • internal criteria for the selection of business partners
  • general container security
  • container inspection
  • container security and container seal controls
  • container storage
  • access control for employees
  • access control for visitors
  • building access controls and security
  • delivery controls
  • challenging and removing unauthorized individuals
  • pre-employment verification
  • background checks/investigations for personnel
  • personnel termination procedures
  • documentation processing
  • manifesting procedures
  • shipping and receiving procedures
  • cargo discrepancies
  • security training and threat awareness
  • fencing
  • gates and gate houses
  • parking
  • building structure and security
  • locking devices and key controls
  • lighting
  • alarms and video surveillance cameras
  • IT controls – password protection
  • IT security – accountability

Consolidators (air freight consolidators, ocean transport intermediaries, and non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC))

Consolidators (air freight consolidators, ocean transport intermediaries, and non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC)) must address the following in their C-TPAT security profile:

  • business partner requirements
  • security procedure at point of origin
  • participation in foreign customs administrative supply chain security programs
  • service provider screening and selection procedures
  • customer screening procedures
  • container inspection
  • container seals
  • container storage
  • employee access controls
  • visitor controls
  • building access controls
  • delivery controls
  • challenging and removing unauthorized individuals
  • pre-employment verification
  • personnel recordkeeping
  • background checks/investigations for personnel
  • personnel termination procedures
  • documentation processing
  • manifesting procedures
  • shipping and receiving procedures
  • cargo discrepancies
  • security training and threat awareness
  • fencing
  • gates and gate houses
  • parking
  • building structure and security
  • locking devices and key controls
  • lighting
  • alarms and video surveillance cameras
  • IT controls – password protection
  • IT security – accountability

Customs Brokers

Customs Brokers must address the following in their C-TPAT security profile:

  • business partner requirements
  • container and trailer seals
  • employee access controls
  • visitor controls
  • building access controls
  • challenging and removing unauthorized individuals
  • delivery access controls
  • physical access controls for personnel
  • pre-employment verification
  • background checks/investigations for personnel
  • personnel termination procedures
  • general security procedures
  • general documentation processes
  • advance submission of data processes
  • cargo discrepancies
  • shipping and receiving documentation
  • fencing
  • gates and gate houses
  • parking
  • building structure
  • lighting
  • alarm systems and video surveillance cameras
  • locking devices and key controls
  • IT security general
  • IT security password protection
  • IT security system and data protection
  • security training and threat awareness

Highway Carriers

Highway Carriers must address the following in their C-TPAT security profile:

  • business partner requirements
  • tractor and trailer integrity
  • conveyance inspection procedures
  • trailer security
  • tracking and monitoring procedures
  • trailer seals
  • Less than Truck Load (LTL) padlocks
  • Less than Truck Load (LTL) ISO 17 712 seals
  • employee access controls
  • visitor/vendor/service provider access controls
  • challenging and removing unauthorized individuals
  • pre-employment verification
  • background checks/investigations for personnel
  • personnel termination procedures
  • documentation processing
  • document review
  • bill of lading/manifesting procedures
  • supply chain security procedures
  • cargo discrepancies
  • procedural security for cargo
  • fencing
  • gates and gate houses
  • parking
  • building structure and security
  • locking devices and key controls
  • lighting
  • alarms and video surveillance cameras
  • security training and threat awareness
  • IT controls – password protection
  • IT security – accountability
  • IT security – FAST transponder controls

Long Haul Carriers (Mexico)

Long Haul Carrier (Mexico) must address the following in their C-TPAT security profile:

  • business partner requirements
  • tractor and container/trailer inspection
  • trailer security
  • container security
  • conveyance tracking and monitoring procedures
  • trailer seals
  • Less Than Truck Load (LTL) padlocks and PAS ISO 17 712 seals
  • employee access controls
  • visitor, vendor, service provider controls
  • challenging and removing unauthorized persons
  • physical access controls
  • updated personnel security controls
  • pre-employment verification
  • pre-employment screening
  • background checks/investigations for personnel
  • personnel termination procedures
  • trailer stuffing
  • trailer hand-offs
  • internal conspiracy measures
  • documentation processing
  • document review
  • bill of lading/manifesting procedures
  • cargo security
  • fencing
  • gates and gate houses
  • parking
  • building structure
  • locking devices and key controls
  • lighting
  • alarm systems and video surveillance cameras
  • security training and threat awareness
  • IT security – password protection
  • IT security – accountability

Foreign Manufacturers (Canada and Mexico)

Foreign Manufacturers (Canada and Mexico) must address the following in their C-TPAT security profile:

  • business partner requirements
  • security procedure at point of origin
  • participation in foreign customs administrative supply chain security programs
  • container and trailer inspection
  • container and trailer seals
  • container and trailer storage
  • employee access controls
  • visitor access controls
  • delivery controls
  • challenging and removing unauthorized persons
  • pre-employment verification
  • background checks/investigations for personnel
  • personnel termination procedures
  • documentation processing
  • manifesting procedures
  • shipping and receiving
  • cargo discrepancies
  • fencing
  • gates and gate houses
  • parking
  • building structure and security
  • locking devices and key controls
  • lighting
  • alarms and video surveillance cameras
  • IT controls – password protection
  • IT security – accountability
  • security and threat awareness training

Third Party Logistics Providers

Third party logistics providers must address the following in their C-TPAT security profile:

  • business partner requirements
  • security procedure at point of origin
  • participation in foreign customs administrative supply chain security programs
  • service provider screening and selection procedures
  • customer screening procedures
  • container security
  • container inspection
  • container seals
  • container storage
  • conveyance security
  • conveyance inspection procedures
  • trailer security
  • container security
  • conveyance tracking and monitoring procedures
  • trailer seals
  • Less Than Truck Load (LTL)
  • employee access controls
  • visitor access controls
  • deliveries
  • challenging and removing unauthorized persons
  • pre-employment verification
  • background checks/investigations for personnel
  • personnel termination procedures
  • documentation processing
  • manifesting procedures
  • shipping and receiving
  • cargo discrepancies
  • security training and threat awareness
  • fencing
  • gates and gate houses
  • parking
  • building structure
  • locking devices and key controls
  • lighting
  • alarm systems and video surveillance cameras
  • IT controls – password protection
  • IT security – accountability

Air Carriers

Air Carriers must address the following in their C-TPAT security profile:

  • business partner requirements – general
  • business partner requirements – security procedures
  • business partner requirements – C-TPAT business partners
  • business partner requirements – contract aircraft service providers
  • participation in foreign customs administrative supply chain security programs
  • container or unit load device (ULD) security
  • container or unit load device inspections
  • container or unit load device seals
  • container or unit load device storage
  • access controls – employees
  • access controls – boarding and disembarking of aircraft
  • access controls – visitors, vendors and service providers
  • access controls – cargo delivery areas
  • personnel screening
  • challenging and removing unauthorized persons
  • pre-employment verification
  • background checks/investigations for personnel
  • personnel termination procedures
  • manifesting procedures
  • procedural security for passenger and crew
  • procedural security for bill of lading/manifesting procedures
  • procedural security for cargo
  • procedural security for aircraft
  • security training and threat awareness
  • fencing
  • gates and gate houses
  • parking
  • building structure
  • locking devices and key controls
  • lighting
  • alarms and video surveillance cameras
  • IT – password protection
  • IT – accountability

Rail Carriers

Rail Carriers must address the following in their C-TPAT security profile:

  • business partner requirements
  • security procedure at point of origin
  • service provider screening and selection procedures
  • customer screening
  • container inspection
  • container seals
  • container storage
  • employee access controls
  • visitor and vendor access controls
  • delivery controls
  • challenging and removing unauthorized persons
  • pre-employment verification
  • background checks/investigations for personnel
  • personnel termination procedures
  • manifesting procedures
  • shipping and receiving
  • cargo discrepancies
  • security training and threat awareness
  • fencing
  • gates and gate houses
  • parking
  • building structure
  • locking devices and key controls
  • lighting
  • alarms and video surveillance cameras
  • IT security – password protection
  • IT security – accountability

Sea Carriers

Sea Carriers must address the following in their C-TPAT security profile:

  • business partner requirements
  • container integrity procedures
  • container inspection procedures
  • container seal procedures
  • container storage
  • boarding and disembarking of vessels
  • employee access controls
  • visitor, vendor, and service provider access controls
  • challenging and removing unauthorized persons
  • pre-employment screening
  • background checks/investigations for personnel
  • personnel termination procedures
  • crewman control – deserter/absconder risk
  • deserter/absconder notifications
  • procedural security – general
  • procedural security – passenger and crew
  • bill of lading/manifesting procedures
  • BAPLIE and/or stowage plan procedures
  • suspicious activity reporting procedures
  • security and threat awareness training
  • fencing
  • gates and gate houses
  • parking
  • building structure
  • locking devices and key controls
  • lighting
  • alarms and video surveillance cameras
  • IT security – password protection
  • IT security – accountability

U.S. and Foreign-based Marine Port Authority and Terminal Operators

U.S. and Foreign-based Marine Port Authority and Terminal Operators must address the following in their C-TPAT security profile:

  • business partner requirements
  • container seals
  • container storage
  • employee access controls
  • security personnel
  • search procedures
  • visitor, vendor, and service provider access controls
  • challenging and removing unauthorized persons
  • pre-employment verification
  • background checks/investigations for personnel
  • personnel termination procedures
  • cargo controls
  • shipping and receiving procedures
  • container opening procedures
  • container/cargo release procedures
  • vessel automated manifest system procedures
  • security training and threat awareness
  • fencing
  • gates and gate houses
  • parking
  • building structure
  • locking devices and key controls
  • lighting
  • alarms and video surveillance cameras
  • IT security – password protection
  • IT security – accountability
  • security assessment, responsive improvement

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