C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership against Terrorism)
C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. C-TPAT recognizes that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the ultimate owners of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers. Through this initiative, CBP is asking businesses to ensure the integrity of their security practices and communicate and verify the security guidelines of their business partners within the supply chain.
Please see the link below for the CTPAT minimum security criteria and other pertinent information: CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria Eaton Corporation CTPAT Mission Statement:
Eaton Corporation will take the duty upon them to ensure to the best of our ability that our manufacturers, service providers and importing location are in compliance with the US Customs and Border Patrol C-TPAT security criteria. Eaton will conduct annual audits via various means such as personal visits, phone and email inquiries to determine if these partners are compliant with the program. Supplier Expectations:
As a participant in C-TPAT Eaton requests that its service providers and suppliers involved with importing goods into the U.S follow C-TPAT criteria. All Eaton suppliers are expected to meet or exceed the US Customs and Border Patrol CTPAT criteria.
Suppliers will be solicited in regards to the CTPAT minimum security criteria either through Eaton Corporation or an Eaton partner. Revised October 4, 2010