In order to verify that a High Security Seal is C-TPAT compliant, contact your security seal supplier and ask them to submit the ISO certificates mentioned below :
(Below are examples of the documentation for Mega Fortris’ flexible bolt seal – Flexiklick).
- The manufacturer of the seal has to be ISO 9001 certified.
The manufacturer of the seal has to be ISO 17712:2013 Annex A (Best Practices) certified.
- The mechanical strength of the seal has to meet or exceed the requirements of ISO 17712 Clause 5 High Security Seal category. This is documented by a ISO 17712:2013 “H” laboratory report / certificate for the seal.
- ISO17712: 2013 Clause 6 Tamper Evidence Compliance Letter
- The test laboratory performing the strength tests must be ISO 17025 accredited to perform ALL 5 mechanical tests according to ISO 17712:2013 Clause 5.