CTPAT Statement of Support
The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program (CTPAT) is a voluntary, public-private sector partnership between both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) and private companies, such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers. The program seeks to increase international supply-chain security measures regarding criminal activities such as drug trafficking, theft, terrorism, human smuggling, illegal contraband and trade-based money laundering (TBML). Kingchem has been a fully-compliant member in good standing since our initial certification by the program in 2013.
The CTPAT program enjoys the strongest support from Kingchem’s most senior management, and our employees comply with its security criteria and all related internal policies, procedures, and instructions. Throughout the year we work to see that Kingchem’s compliance with the program stays current, effective and focused on continuous improvement in both our own and our business partner’s supply chain security.
We strongly encourage our business partners to identify security gaps, and implement specific security measures and best practices, either through the CTPAT program or the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program in their own country. As a result, your company may also enjoy other cross-border benefits of the program such as reduced Customs hold times and border-crossing delays.
Security is everyone’s business.
Through CTPAT the CBP works with businesses (‘Trade’) to ensure the integrity of their security practices in areas such as:
Security Awareness Training
Trade-Based Money Laundering
Upper Management Responsibility
Wood Packaging Materials, Pallets (Agricultural Practices)
For a message to our business partners and CTPAT guidelines for each industry sector, please click on the following link applicable to your industry:
- Manufacturers & Suppliers (outside the United States)
- Consolidators, Carrier-Forwarders and Carriers (Includes. Highway, Sea, Air, Rail, NVOOCs)
Supplemental Information for our Business Partners: