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What do I do once I’m certified?

C-TPAT Portal

If you’re wondering what to do once you’re C-TPAT Certified, including how to best utilize the C-TPAT Portal, TradeLogic International is here for you!

Correctly Utilizing the C-TPAT Portal Is One of the Most Important Things to Do Once You’re Certified

Every day, an individual or company that has attained C-TPAT Certification, or worked hard to meet the standards of C-TPAT Requirements for International Importing and Exporting, losing access to their C-TPAT Portal. Even more people never fully learn how to utilize the full functionality of the online portal for C-TPAT. While there are many benefits to being C-TPAT Certified, including FAST lane access across the border and greater ability to predict lead time, if you have trouble accessing or using your C-TPAT portal to the fullness of capabilities, you may quickly lose all the benefits you worked so hard for. TradeLogic International goes the extra mile to make sure you not only understand your C-TPAT Certification Requirements, but that you also understand how to access your C-TPAT Portal correctly and effectively!

C-TPAT Certification Is the New Standard in Supply Chain Security. Use Your C-TPAT Portal Effectively!

According the United States Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP), your C-TPAT certification and compliance could quite possibly be your supply chain’s strongest link. And while that statement is a pretty clever play on words, it’s a legitimate truth. But if you haven’t mastered the correct utilization of your C-TPAT Portal, your company’s strongest link could turn out to be your greatest weakness in terms of shipping and receiving goods across U.S. Borders. But if you attain C-TPAT Certification, consistently meet Customs requirements, and embark on your application for the CBP’s Trusted Trader Program, you could really enhance your company’s importing and exporting situation. This potentially gives you a decided advantage over your competition, but also serves to help keep our Country safe from undesirable or harmful imports, exports, and cross-border shipments. TradeLogic International can help you learn how to best use your online portal, and enhance your daily business practices in regards to importing and exporting across the border.

Learn to Effectively Use Your C-TPAT Portal, but Remember that Personal Human Interactions Matter!

There is a lot you can do to enhance your company’s status in regards to your C-TPAT Certification. One of the most important matters to attend to is keeping your certifications current, and ensuring your codes of international shipping and receiving conduct line up with all the latest C-TPAT Requirements. Keeping up with certifications and requirements is one of the most important things to do when using your online portal. And while TradeLogic International recommends training for how to use your portal effectively, it’s important to remember that you should always stay in open communication with your primary points of contact, whether they be a Supply Chain Security Specialist or a National Trade Compliance Account Manager. These individuals are often the key to maintaining good standing with the CBP and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


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