Newton, NC 6/21/2010
Southern Glove announces today that it has obtained Tier Two 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.
All minimum required security policies and procedures implemented by Southern Glove have now been validated by U.S. Customs through site visits at it’s Newton, NC and La Lima, Honduras locations.
As a result of Tier Two status the company will recognize the added benefits of even fewer container inspections and should a container be chosen for inspection, it will be moved to the front of the line ahead of any conatiners belonging to non-C-TPAT importers.