DHL Express Validated For C-Tpat Program
DHL, the world’s leading express delivery company, announced today that DHL Express has been validated for C-TPAT, the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, after a thorough review of its air express and ground shipment processing facilities and operations. C-TPAT is a joint government-business initiative designed to protect the security of the U.S. supply chain. Companies that are certified contribute to the security of our U.S. borders and to the continued facilitation of legitimate international trade.
As part of the validation process, domestic and international DHL facilities underwent a detailed security review of operations by customs authorities, including procedures and guidelines followed by DHL personnel and contractors, and the use of technology and physical assets. The US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) review also included Express’ customs brokerage and international clearance operations.
“This validation acknowledges our commitment to security procedures followed by our personnel, our air service providers, as well as those in place to protect our customers’ shipments,” said T. James Min II, Vice President, International Trade Affairs & Compliance, DHL Express USA. “DHL’s commitment to stringent security measures plays a key role in helping the U.S. Customs and Border Protection maintain the security of U.S. borders and curb potential terrorist activities in the global supply chain.”
To qualify for membership in C-TPAT, companies must conduct a detailed self-assessment of supply chain security using the C-TPAT guidelines outlined by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the trade community. Companies must also submit a supply chain security profile questionnaire to Customs, and implement a program to enhance security throughout the supply chain in accordance with the C-TPAT guidelines.
DHL Express was initially certified for C-TPAT by Customs and Border Protection in 2003 with validations taking place in 2006 and 2007.
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