SUPPLY CHAIN SAFETY & CONCERN

C-TPAT

  • The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism is offered by US Customs and Border Protection to help safeguard US trade from terrorists. In exchange for working with CBP in this effort, your company is considered low-risk, resulting in lower odds of receiving CBP examinations.
  • To participate, your company must develop and maintain a C-TPAT security profile. M-PACT can assist with all stages of the process.

We will help develop your C-TPAT program, from the initial review of existing procedures through the ultimate C-TPAT application and communications with CBP.

Your final C-TPAT program will be thoroughly documented, organized, and presented in an easy-to-navigate structure. It is designed to show CBP that you meet all requirements and to simplify the ongoing maintenance of the program once you are C-TPAT certified.

Restricted Party Screening

The US Treasury states that as part of its enforcement efforts, the Office of Foreign Assets Control publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by targeted countries.  It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country specific.  Collectively, such individuals and companies are called “Specially Designated Nationals” or “SDNs”.  Their assets are blocked and US persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.

If you think that your company might be in violation, M-PACT experts can review your company’s supply chain to determine if your company is at risk.

Export Controls

Export Controls regulate the shipment of controlled items, software, technology, or services out of the United States.  This is controlled by Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Schedule B.  ECCN is an important part of your trade compliance process and M-PACT experts will use the same HTS classification philosophy to determine ECCN.  We will analyze your products and processes and perform a complete analysis of your export control needs.