Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary program between U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the trade community, which was formed in response to the acts of terrorism on 9/11 and launched to strengthen supply chain security. The ultimate goal is to prevent weapons of mass destruction from entering the country, and potentially being used against America’s citizens. There are also other benefits such as priority processing of import shipments.

Being a C-TPAT member can make doing business in the global marketplace easier. In some cases, being a validated and certified member of the C-TPAT program is required as a condition of doing business with other certified and validated members. Other countries are adopting similar cargo security requirements, notably those that have mutual recognition arrangements with the U.S.

On October 8, 2004, Allied Telesis was notified that it was officially welcomed as a full C–TPAT member. As one of 10,000 certified members, Allied Telesis is required to have its security programs “validated” by CBP every three (3) years. The company has successfully completed two (2) C-TPAT validations (2006 & 2009), with a third validation due in early 2013.

Allied Telesis is fully committed to the C–TPAT program. It requires the same awareness, commitment and participation from its partners and service providers to continue to strive toward enhancing the integrity of security procedures in the supply chain.

C–TPAT Status Verification Interface (SVI)

Allied Telesis, as a certified and validated C–TPAT member, has received a Status Verification Interface (SVI) number of allImp128104 by CBP. (Note: type exactly as shown because the number verification is case sensitive.)

To access the C-TPAT Security Link Portal (https://ctpat.cbp.dhs.gov), to verify the membership status of Allied Telesis, an organization must be a certified member of the C–TPAT program and also have a user id and password.