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C-TPAT Consultation Service

C-TPAT Consultation

Discounted C-TPAT Import Consultation Services

In conjunction with Chaffin and Associates, IWPA members can receive discounts for several international trade related services. The primary service offered will be in connection with Supply Chain Security and the process of applying for C-TPAT, receiving certification under C-TPAT, receiving validation under C-TPAT and ongoing assessment and improvement for Supply Chain Security.  Secondarily, consulting advice can be provided in all aspects of importing in to the U.S. Consultants have over 17 years of experience in international business and importing.

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism is a voluntary government-business initiative designed to strengthen and improve U.S. border security. Certified C-TPAT companies could see multiple benefits, including a reduced number of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspections, priority processing for CBP inspections, and fewer CBP audits.  

Chaffin and Associates also offers:

  • Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
  • Automated Broker Interface (ABI)
  • Duty Drawback
  • Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
  • Importer Self-Assessments (ISA)

Chaffin and Associates offers services to clients all over the U.S. They specialize in small to medium size importers, warehouses, trucking companies, ports, steamship companies, customs brokers, freight forwarders, overseas manufacturers and others in the international supply chain. For more information, contact John Chaffin, Chaffin and Associates or visit here.



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"IWPA helps keep imported wood concerns in the forefront to related North American businesses, overseas suppliers and law makers. IWPA also provides a knowledgeable forum so members can discuss current issues such as the Lacey Act, CTPAT, LEED and CARB."... John Hedin • VP International • Columbia Forest Products 

"IWPA membership exposes Georgia's ports to a wealth of opportunities, industry exposure and the capability to network with the chief decision-makers driving port selection within the wood products industry. For anyone wanting to gauge the pulse of the wood products industry, it's one of the best investments you'll ever make."..Mark Troughton • Global Accounts Executive • Georgia Ports Authority 

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