CTPAT Certified Customs Broker

Lynden Logistics’ Customs Brokerage operations have earned prestigious CTPAT certification from U.S. Customs & Border Protection. CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) is a joint government-business initiative to secure the inbound supply chain against acts of terrorism that would be harmful to lives, property and commerce. Participating businesses ensure security in theirs and their business partners’ processes.

CTPAT members’ security programs are continually reviewed by Customs to maintain their certification. Members in good standing are eligible for reduced security exams on their inbound cargo, and Lynden’s certification offers competitive advantages to its customers, including:

  • Improved overall supply chain security
  • Reduced border inspections
  • Immediate awareness and adherence to regulation changes

If your company is not a member of CTPAT, we encourage you to consider joining. Potential benefits include fewer security-related cargo exams, and priority treatment should an exam be necessary. More details can be found at the CBP web site.

Whether your company is a CTPAT member or not, it is critical to have security procedures in place at the point of loading to inspect, properly seal, and maintain the integrity of truck trailers and shipping containers. A proper security inspection prior to loading trailers and containers can be found here.

The seals on trailers and containers should meet or exceed current ISO PAS 17712 standards for high security seals. Procedures should be in place to report compromised seals, or to account for seals that necessitate removal and replacement with a new seal in transit. More details on seals can be found here.

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