For further guidance, please consult CTPAT’s Five-Step Risk Assessment, which is available on the CTPAT website.
The five steps in this guide are below:
- Mapping Cargo/Data Flow and Identifying Business Partners (whether direct or indirect);
- Conducting a Threat Assessment focusing on, Terrorism, Contraband Smuggling, Human Smuggling, Organized Crime, and conditions in a country/region, which may foster such threats;
- Conducting a Vulnerability Assessment in accordance with CTPAT’s Minimum Security Criteria;
- Preparing an Action Plan to address vulnerabilities; and
- Documenting how Risk Assessments are conducted, to include a periodic review of the process.
As a voluntary supply chain security program based on trust, CTPAT is open to members of the trade community who can demonstrate excellence in supply chain security practices and who have had no significant security related events.
Carson International encourages its client importers to become CTPAT members, the first step is visiting the CBP website here.