Purolator Courier Ltd. says it has received “Partners in Protection” (P.I.P.) approval, “Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism” (C-TPAT) approval and as a result of achieving these is also “Free And Secure Trade (F.A.S.T.) approved.
“We are delighted to be one of a very select few companies in Canada that have achieved all three levels of voluntary trans-border security programs from agencies on both sides of the Canada U.S. border. This approval along with the expertise found in Purolator Trade Solutions makes us an extremely efficient distribution solutions provider,” said Bob Johnson, President and CEO of Purolator.
The announcement comes at a time of substantial dialogue regarding security at the border. P.I.P., which stands for Partners in Protection, is a Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency program geared toward the enhancement of supply chain security.
C-TPAT, stands for Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, an initiative that originates with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Department of Homeland Security. Companies who achieved this accreditation are expected to secure their supply chains against possible compromise, communicate their efforts to their business partners and maintain a high level of compliance in other Customs related areas.
Imbedded in both P.I.P. and C-TPAT is the F.A.S.T. program which stands for Free and Secure Trade. This is a high visibility program that recognizes low risk surface carriers and is acknowledged by both U.S. and Canadian Customs authorities.
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