In March 2006, following CBP`s announcement of the revised safety criteria for ocean carriers, we modified our CTPAT program and posted all of our security criteria on CBP`s secure web portal in good time before CBP`s deadline expired. The terms « Customs and Boarder Patrol CTPAT Department » are quoted below. that we must not compromise our security process by providing detailed information to customers or other beneficiaries in the search for a background. Importers or other customers who are looking for information for their CTPAT applications only need to indicate the name of the carrier and whether or not the carrier participates in the CTPAT program. Therefore, the « K » Line supports the claims of the Customs and Border Patrol and cannot publish the security questionnaire sent to USCS and will refrain from responding to other security questionnaires/documents prepared by other entities. If you join CTPAT, an agreement will be made to cooperate with CBP to protect the supply chain, identify security vulnerabilities, and implement specific security measures and best practices. Applicants to the program must address a wide range of security issues and present profiles that list action plans to coordinate security throughout their supply chain. 2. 7.35 – Necessity – procedural security – CTPAT marine carriers must have written procedures in place to ensure the implementation of measures to secure all access routes to the ship, including access drivers; access; ramps; access doors, sidebars, windows and connections; farm canvases and anchor chains; and cranes and lifting devices. For more information, see MTSA-33CFR 104.265 and in the ISPS Code, Part B – Ship Safety Plan, section 9.9. More than 3,800 land, sea and air carriers participate in this long-standing cooperation program with the U.S. Customs and Border Administration (CBP), which focuses on drug trafficking prevention. « K » Line has been a member of CIP since 1985.

For more information on CIP, see CIP on the CBP website. Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) is a voluntary public-private partnership programme. The partnership is just one aspect of the U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement (CBP) cargo enforcement strategy. As part of the program, CBP is working with the trade community to strengthen international supply chains and improve U.S. border security. . .

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