North American Interconnect (NAI), a manufacturer of wire and cable assemblies, has received C-TPAT Certified Status for both its Mexican and U.S. facilities.
C-TPAT is an acronym for Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. It is a voluntary government-private sector partnership created by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in 2001 designed to strengthen supply chain and border security. An organization can apply for membership once it is able to provide evidence of adherence to the strict C-TPAT security criteria.
In addition to a more secure supply chain, NAI will enjoy other benefits from membership including:
● reduced CBP inspections resulting in fewer delays at the border
● priority processing for CBP inspections
● access to C-TPAT supply chain security training
NAI enhanced security processes in all of its facilities to successfully meet these requirements. "We recognize that this will not only expedite processing times for shipments but it will allow NAI to contribute to CBP's initiative of securing U.S. borders and we are proud to support that role," says Preston Speers, CEO of NAI.