Security Criteria for C-TPAT Foreign Manufacturers in English(two) Point of Origin
Foreign manufacturers must ensure that business partners develop security processes and procedures consistent with the C-TPAT security criteria to enhance the integrity of the shipment at point of origin, assembly or manufacturing. Periodic reviews of business partners’ processes and facilities should be conducted based on risk, and should maintain the security standards required by the foreign manufacturer.
Participation/Certification in a Foreign Customs Administration Supply Chain Security ProgramCurrent or prospective business partners who have obtained a certification in a supply chain security program being administered by foreign Customs Administration should be required to indicate their status of participation to the foreign manufacturer.
On U.S. bound shipments, foreign manufacturers should monitor that C-TPAT carriers that subcontract transportation services to other carriers use other C-TPAT approved carriers, or nonC-TPAT carriers that are meeting the C-TPAT security criteria as outlined in the business partner requirements.
As the foreign manufacturer is responsible for loading trailers and containers, they should work with the carrier to provide reassurance that there are effective security procedures and controls implemented at the point-of-stuffing.
Container and Trailer Security
Container and trailer integrity must be maintained to protect against the introduction of unauthorized material and/or persons. At the point-of-stuffing, procedures must be in place to properly seal and maintain the integrity of the shipping containers and trailers. A high security seal must be affixed to all loaded containers and trailers bound for the U.S. All seals must meet or exceed the current PAS ISO 17712 standard for high security seals.
In those geographic areas where risk assessments warrant checking containers or trailers for human concealment or smuggling, such procedures should be designed to address this risk at the manufacturing facility or point-of-stuffing.
Container Inspection Procedures must be in place to verify the physical integrity of the container structure prior to stuffing, to include the reliability of the locking mechanisms of the doors. A seven-point inspection process is recommended for all containers: