Newton, NC 11/10/2009
Southern Glove announces today that it has obtained certification in the the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Customs and Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).
Steming from the events of September 11, 2001, the United States Customs and Border Protection now offers a voluntary certification program to strengthen and secure an importer’s supply-chain from beginning to end. Through improved integrity of supply-chain management and operations the program aims to positively contribute to better national security.
In order to obtain C-TPAT certification, Southern Glove has invested significant resources to putting into place the security standards necessary to bring it’s supply-chain up to and in many cases exceeding the minimum required standards for certification. Certification was achieved after submitting to CBP exhaustive documentation of security procedures in all of the company’s domestic and international operations.
Now that the company has attained certification, CBP will schedule both domestic and international validation of Southern Glove’s security policies and processes.
Signifiant benefits of C-TPAT certification to Southern Glove include, decreased rates of container examination, front-of-line treatment in the event of significant disruption of flow of trade, and performing a role in helping to secure the United States.
The company hopes to receive validated status in C-TPAT by the middle of 2010.