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Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

What is CTPAT?

Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) is a voluntary program administered by US Customs and Border Protection designed to strengthen international supply chains and improve United States border security.

Velcro Companies is committed to securing our supply chains and facilities to deliver quality goods for our customers and partners. That is why our North American facilities have been CTPAT certified since 2016.

What does CTPAT mean for our customers & partners?

The CTPAT Validated logo visually demonstrates to customers Velcro Companies’ commitment to the highest standards of security as a responsible, private-sector Trusted Trader. All eleven business categories, including our facilities and cyber security, satisfactorily meet the standards of CTPAT.

With this logo, we provide confidence for our suppliers and customers that our operations will run with a lower risk of disruption and recognition by Customs officials of our commitment.

As a certified CTPAT trade partner, Velcro Companies receives many benefits, including:

  • Use of Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Lanes at Land Border Crossings.
  • Shorter Border Wait Times.
  • Front of the Line Inspections.
  • Business resumption priority following a natural disaster or terrorist attack.