stands for Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism.
Implemented in November 2001, C-TPAT is a voluntary joint
government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships
that strengthen overall supply chain and border security.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requests that businesses
ensure the integrity of their security practices, and communicate
their security guidelines to their business partners within
the supply chain. C-TPAT offers businesses an opportunity
to play a major role in the war against terrorism, and ensure
a more secure supply chain for their employees, suppliers,
Arevalo & Associates, Ltd., its executives,
management, and other policy-makers commit to participate
in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism “C-TPAT”
program, and to implement, follow, and maintain procedures,
and practices consistent with the C-TPAT Importer Security
Criteria enforced by Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”.)
As participants in the C-TPAT program, it is the policy
of Joe Arevalo & Associates, Ltd. to:
• Implement, follow, and
maintain procedures and practices that are consistent with
the C-TPAT Importer Security Criteria.
• Cooperate with Customs in its efforts to ensure
the security of the supply chain.
• Meet the recommended business and security practices.
• Assist in the worldwide campaign to stop terrorism.
• Provide security guidelines and training for Joe
Arevalo & Associates, Ltd. employees, contractors, service
providers, and others associated with the company.
• Provide a safe environment for our employees, customers,
vendors, and other visitors.
• Investigate any situation or significant event which
may be related to a breach in cargo security or any C-TPAT
criteria, and notify the proper authorities.
• Review, revise, and update security practices and
procedures on a regular basis, or as needed.
impacts nearly every department within our organization
as well as outside entities such as carriers and foreign
suppliers. Security is everyone’s responsibility.
All Joe Arevalo & Associates, Ltd., employees, contractors,
service providers, visitors, and others are expected to
comply with the C-TPAT Importer Security Criteria as well
as any policies, procedures, and instructions issued by
Joe Arevalo & Associates., Ltd.
Joe Arevalo & Associates, Ltd.