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A.D. RUTHERFORD IS CTPAT CERTIFIED

A.D. Rutherford International Inc. is a certified participant in the U.S. Customs Border and Protection CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) program. 

CTPAT is but one layer in CBP’s multi-layered cargo enforcement strategy. 

Through this program, CBP works with the trade community to strengthen international supply chains and improve U.S. border security. 

It is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain.

International supply chain stakeholders include:

  • Licensed Customs Brokers
  • Importers
  • Carriers
  • Consolidators
  • Manufacturers

CTPAT certification gives us a competitive advantage for our customers. We encourage anyone in the trade industry to join. 

Potential benefits include:

  • Fewer cargo exams
  • Priority treatment, should an exam be necessary.  
  • Improved overall supply chain security
  • Reduced border inspections

Participation in this program requires that specific security criteria is in place at the point of stuffing; procedures to inspect, properly seal and maintain the integrity of shipping containers and trailers.  

If you would like additional information regarding the CTPAT security criteria and/or how to participate in the program, Please visit the CBP website, https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/ports-entry/cargo-security/ctpat .