Creaform, a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., and worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announces today that it joins more than 11,400 partners of the trading community as a fully accredited member of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program, an endeavor to strengthen the security of its supply chains.
The C-TPAT program acts as a safety measure that the trade industry takes against terrorism. With the primary aim of safeguarding cross-border supply chains and the U. S. border, it extends the United States’ secure trade zone to the initial point of origin—in the present case, to Creaform locations. By joining C-TPAT, Creaform agrees to work with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to protect the supply chain, identify security vulnerabilities, and implement specific security measures and best practices.
Since partnering companies must provide CBP with a security profile detailing their approach to trade security measures in several aspects of their business, this accreditation goes to show that Creaform has put everything in place to foster safe and strong trade behaviors, and to act as a reliable partner in the protection of the trade industry against terrorism.
As a C-TPAT member, Creaform will now be considered low risk and therefore less likely to be screened at U.S. ports of entry, thus saving time at the border. The partnership program provides several other advantages such as a reduction in border checks, access to the directory of member companies, the establishment of a single point of contact, and the opportunity to use fast lanes to cross the border. What’s more, the actual process of entering the partnership program increased Creaform’s very own security, and by doing so, they make a positive impression on their business partners.
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