Global Trade Security (CTPAT)

Planes, Trucks, Cargo Ship

As a company with global operations and a dedication to worldwide security, Northrop Grumman is committed to complying with worldwide trade security standards.  As such, Northrop Grumman is a proud participant in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT).  CTPAT is a collaborative network of government and industry partners with a common goal to ensure a compliant, safe, and secure global trade economy.

International Suppliers and Logistics Service Providers

Northrop Grumman appreciates its international business partners essential role in global trade security and encourages integration of enhanced security measures at every link in the supply chain, from production to transport to final delivery.

CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) have been designated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a means to address the broad landscape of supply chain threats, such as terrorism, smuggling, theft, drug trafficking, and damage.  They provide a comprehensive approach to a layered, effective security program. The additional links on this page provide valuable information and guidelines for developing and evolving supply chain security.

Northrop Grumman recommends participation in CTPAT or a relevant Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) scheme.

John Sega
Director, Global Import Management and Trade Security