C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partners Against Terrorism)
Since 2005

The safe delivery of loose teas from plantation to cup is our top priority. To add a further level of security for our customers, Metropolitan actively sought out C-TPAT certification. 

Annual audits – Metropolitan undergoes an annual audit to ensure that all C-TPAT processes and documentation are maintained.

C-TPAT general principle:

The C-TPAT program was implemented by US Customs and Border Protection to ensure the secure transport of goods across US borders. Participation in C-TPAT means that Metropolitan Tea plays an active role in the war on terrorism.  As border controls tighten, C-TPAT compliance ensures the swift shipment of our goods across international borders.

Key elements:
  • Random hazard analysis testing
  • Thorough screening of all suppliers in their countries of origin
  • Thorough employee background checks
  • Shipping container and conveyance scrutiny – extremely high levels of scrutiny ensure the integrity of our products.

Metropolitan Tea is C-TPAT certified in good standing

More information can be found at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.

Safe tea tastes better

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