In this peaceful world where terrorism is a major issue, the government of various countries are making strict laws related to cargo shipments. In the past few years, it has been seen that various terrorism groups have used the process of shipment to transport weapons. Therefore, to tackle all these issues, goverment have come up with a plan to avoid such accidents by introducing C-TPAT. It stands for Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. It is a process developed by the government and company to process the shipment with ease while taking extra care of the security. This process ensures maximum security of the shipment as importers are required to assess, evolve and communicate new ways. C-TPAT enable companies to fight a war against terrorism.
This is how C-TPAT ensures the security of shipments:
If you want your business to be a part of this, you need to sign an agreement with the Customs and Border Protection. This will ensure that you come to know about certain security measures that have to be taken in order to protect the shipment. You also might have to provide them with the current safety measures, and your company is implementing. It is always a good idea to hire a C-TPAT Consultant [C-TPAT ที่ปรึกษา, which is the term in Thai], so he or she can guide you with the whole process to minimize any errors at later stages.
Some major benefits you can get from C-TPAT:
Whenever you export a shipment to another country, your product passes several stages of inspection. Therefore, it takes a lot of time for the product to reach your distributor. However, if your company under the C-TPAT agreement, the inspection process is not that vast as you have already shared your safety measures with the customs department. The distributors at the other end are also interested in working only with the companies that take all the security measures. Thereby C-TPAT results in increasing the growth of your company.