DHL Global Forwarding re-validated as C-TPAT approved

By Damian Brett

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) has been re-validated in the US government’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) programme.

The re-validation was issued following a security audit by the C-TPAT Supply Chain Security Specialists of DGF’s facilities in the Americas region.

Each visit included an examination of DGF’s supply chain security and a review of all relevant DGF policies and procedures, and warehouse operations.

The programme, administered by the US Customs and Border Protection, is designed to safeguard the security of goods entering US territory while enhancing trade flows in and out of the country.

Cargo imported by a certified company is placed in a preferred category and even if the shipment is selected to be inspected, the process is faster if the shipment is being imported by a CTPAT certified importer.

All of this translates into reduced inspection fees, customs fees, cargo fees, increased speed to market and an immediate positive effect on a company’s bottom line.

“At DHL Global Forwarding, compliance with C-TPAT and all other global security programs are essential to the way we do business,” said Bill Meahl, chief executive, DHL Global Forwarding Americas. “The latest re-validation reaffirms our continued commitment to supply chain security and solidifies our legacy of supply chain security excellence.”

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