CTPAT Forced Labor Best Practices: Engaging With Stakeholders​

CTPAT Members must take all reasonable steps to ensure that their supply chains are free of forced labor. Building awareness of the problem and working with suppliers to develop solutions is one of the best ways to address forced labor concerns. Here are some best practices that companies can implement to help prevent and address forced labor in their supply chains.

5 Tips For Managing CTPAT Compliance

CTPAT Members must take all reasonable steps to ensure that their supply chains are free of forced labor. Building awareness of the problem and working with suppliers to develop solutions is one of the best ways to address forced labor concerns. Here are some best practices that companies can implement to help prevent and address forced labor in their supply chains.

CTPAT | Combating Forced Labor in Your Supply Chain

CTPAT Members must take all reasonable steps to ensure that their supply chains are free of forced labor. Building awareness of the problem and working with suppliers to develop solutions is one of the best ways to address forced labor concerns. Here are some best practices that companies can implement to help prevent and address forced labor in their supply chains.

CTPAT & Cargo Mapping

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CTPAT Members can leverage data collected from cargo mapping to ensure compliance. Cargo mapping refers to the process of identifying the optimal route for a shipment of goods from the point of origin to the destination. It involves analyzing various factors, such as distance, transportation mode, transit time, cost, and other logistical considerations, to determine the most secure and cost-effective way to transport cargo.

Forced Labor Compliance Impacts & Benefits

Due to the recent toughening of forced labor policies, US importers, exporters, freight forwarders, customs brokers, and other entities involved in international trade have an expanded responsibility to monitor, identify, and report forced labor in their supply chains. CBP aims to increase government-private sector collaboration to combat forced labor while providing additional incentives to encourage private sector engagement in the program.

CTPAT-Certified Highway Carriers & Risk Assessments

Pro Tip: While restricting your highway carrier business partners to being CTPAT certified mitigates substantial risk, do not assume you can become complacent based on that premise. Even the best of security measures can be challenged in the highway carrier environment and CTPAT status can also be suspended or revoked due to administrative shortcomings. Be sure to monitor your business partners through the CTPAT Status Verification Interface (SVI).

Managing CTPAT | For New Compliance Managers

List of CTPAT Member Benefits

A CTPAT manager’s role is to help ensure a company complies with all applicable CTPAT requirements, including security measures like access controls and physical security where goods are stored or processed before being shipped out.

CTPAT Validations | What To Expect

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Be sure to check with your Supply Chain Security Specialist (SCSS) to determine if your validation will be in person or virtually this year, as each format brings its own types of challenges. During a CTPAT validation, your SCSS will examine your company’s processes and evidence of implementation for compliance in areas such as commitment of upper management to promoting a culture of security

Driving Company-Wide CTPAT Awareness

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For most companies, the 12 Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) sections touch various departments, so making compliance a team effort is vital. The first step is to ensure that all key employees are aware of CTPAT requirements by having them participate in compliance efforts on a regular basis.

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