Customs Compliance and C-TPAT

Businesses engaged with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as a result of their commercial enterprises can find the complexity of U.S. Customs law and the multitude of regulations imposed by CBP to be a confusing deterrent in their attempt to maximize profits.  Oftentimes, this unfamiliarity with current law and Customs practices can result in costly audits and time wasted responding to government correspondence.  Thomas Ferramosca Associates has over 40 years of Customs experience, both within the government sphere and the private sector, and our compliance services can help your business avoid the pitfalls that can mean the difference between a healthy trade program and painful fines and legal hurdles.

At the core of our business philosophy is a deep respect for the integrity of the trade process and uncompromising adherence to U.S. law.  International trade is a highly regulated industry and meticulous attention to detail is required to achieve maximum success in this arena.  Whether you prefer to do-it-yourself or outsource, our specialists can provide you with a roadmap to maximize your profits and take advantage of the benefits of appropriate supply chain and warehouse management.  In situations where CBP has acted in error, we will prepare protest paperwork and other necessary correspondence to ensure your legal rights are upheld.  Please visit our blog to read more about our current initiatives in this area.


Thomas Ferramosca Associates is a proud partner with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in its Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program, and we strongly encourage our business associates to join CBP in its counter-terrorism efforts.

As awareness of the terrorist threat facing the U.S. has increased so has efforts to minimize our vulnerabilities to this threat.  CBP’s C-TPAT program seeks to address the vulnerabilities inherent in the international supply chain and import process.  Moreover, compliance with CBP’s demanding security standards can give your business a competitive edge.  Membership in CBP’s C-TPAT program can benefit your business in the import clearance process and at all levels of supply chain logistics when coordinating with CBP.  As a result, your business can enjoy faster clearance times, less frequent inspections of imported merchandise and all the benefits and peace of mind that an enhanced security posture can provide.

Thomas Ferramosca Associates offers assistance in achieving CBP’s C-TPAT certification.  We also offer threat and vulnerability assessments which can encompass any aspect of the international supply chain – from overseas sourcing to U.S. facilities – to assist your enterprise in achieving a security stance commensurate with today’s threat environment.  Please CLICK HERE to visit the CBP C-TPAT website or contact us today to learn more about this critical program.