Conducting Risk Assessment Process


In order to assist C-TPAT Partners with conducting a risk assessment of their international supply chain(s) in accordance with C-TPAT minimum security criteria, the 5 Step Risk Assessment Process is recommended.

The 5 Step Risk Assessment Process includes:

  1. Mapping Cargo Flow and Identifying Business Partners (directly or indirectly contracted)
  2. Conducting a Threat Assessment focusing on: Terrorism, Contraband Smuggling, Human Smuggling, Organized Crime, and conditions in a country/region which may foster such threats and rate threat – High, Medium, Low
  3. Conducting a Vulnerability Assessment in accordance with C-TPAT Minimum Security Criteria and rate vulnerability – High, Medium, Low
  4. Preparing an Action Plan
  5. Documenting How Risk Assessments are Conducted