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C-TPAT and AEO Solutions


Introduced in 2001, the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary, incentive based partnership between the U.S. government and the private sector, focused on improving the security of supply chains with respect to terrorism. 
Centipid will guide you through the certification process, identify gaps, implement necessary logs and procedures and will assist you in submitting your online security profile on the Customs Border Protection (CBP) portal. Once your company is certified, Centipid will ensure your program is maintained and assist you with your annual self assessment and training.
All our C-TPAT solutions have been updated according the new Minimum Security Criteria for 2020.
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C-TPAT Security Manual for Certification

The C-TPAT Security Manual is to be utilized as a guide by your company to prepare for C-TPAT certification and validation. Centipid has produced this manual in good faith and to the best of its knowledge. Contents are generic in nature and may need to be adapted to the your company needs. The size of the company and nature of the business will determine the type of procedures and logs that are required, and the contents of each procedure and log. All users must read each procedure carefully and amend it accordingly to meet their own procedures. The users are responsible for customizing their manual to meet their specific needs. 

C-TPAT Security Manual for Foreign Manufacturers

After assessing your supply chain, you may notice that some of your foreign manufacturers will lack procedures in place to meet the minimum security criteria required by C-TPAT. Centipid has developed a procedure manual for foreign manufacturers to facilitate their process in meeting the program's minimum security criteria.

5 Step Risk Assessment

Centipid provides an integrated platform for the management and execution of the C-TPAT 5 Step Risk Assessment. Below is a simple summary to give you an overview of your supply chain with the requirements of C-TPAT:

C-TPAT Audits

 Centipid provides domestic and international audits. A complete gap analysis with recommendations on corrective actions to be implemented at the facility will be prepared and discussed. 

Maintenance Program

Once your company is C-TPAT certified, it is required by CBP that the C-TPAT processes and minimum security requirements are maintained within culture of the company. 


The following actions have should be performed on an annual basis:

  • Self assessment on US domestic locations

  • Yearly portal submission

  • 5 step risk assessment

  • Annual training

  • Audits performed at domestic sites or international suppliers

C-TPAT Training

Train your employees and suppliers yearly on C-TPAT with our On-site or Online training sessions. Training can be offered in the following languages: 

  • English

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Dutch

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An Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) is defined by the World Customs Organization (WCO) SAFE Framework of Standards as a party involved in the international movement of goods, in whatever function, that has been approved by, or on behalf of, a national Customs administration as complying with WCO or equivalent supply chain security standards.

Certification Process

Centipid will guide you through the certification process. An initial audit will be performed to identify gaps and help you implement the AEO requirements.

  • Self assessment questionnaire
  • Gap analysis
  • Procedures
  • Preparation for audit
  • Maintenance program
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