Press Releases > CZ-USA Receives C-TPAT Customs Certification

June 2007

Kansas City, Kansas - June 25, 2007 - CZ-USA a leading manufacturer and distributor of firearms, today announced that the company has met stringent guidelines to receive the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification from the U.S. Customs and Borders Protection, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. The C-TPAT program is a layered initiative where the U.S. government and private enterprises cooperate to enhance supply chain security as a whole by encouraging voluntary strengthening of individual company's security practices. These practices are vital in maintaining an overall efficient and secure supply chain and strengthened nation security.

To obtain its C-TPAT certification, CZ-USA completed a comprehensive assessment of its supply chain. This included documenting the organizations procedural, physical and personnel security, as well as communicating the C-TPAT security guidelines to all of its suppliers, carriers and forwarders.

Alice Poluchova, president of CZ-USA states, "In addition to supporting national security, this certification will reduce the wait times on out of stock items, allowing our customers to deliver in a timely manner."

Some of the major benefits of receiving C-TPAT certification include:

  • Fewer cargo border inspections of goods, leading to reduced border times

  • The assignment of an account representative from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to address questions

  • Access to U.S. Government anti-terrorism seminars, and the sharing of industry best practices


Additional information about C-TPAT Program can be found on the Unite States Customs and Border Protection website at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/commercial_enforcement/ctpat/

About CZ-USA

Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ) has been a leader in firearms manufacturing since its creation in 1936 in Uherský Brod, Czechoslovakia.  CZ's use of state of the art technology combined with European craftsmanship has gained them worldwide recognition for their accurate, durable, and dependable line of firearms. CZ-USA provides sales and warranty support from their Kansas City, Kansas location.

 

CZ-USA, P.O.Box 171073, Kansas City, KS 66117-0073

http://www.cz-usa.com