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TAPA Offers New Entry Level for Security Standards Certification

[ October 8, 2015   //   ]

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has launched a new entry level for its certification programs for transport and logistics companies looking to implement industry-leading security standards to help protect their customers’ goods from cargo crime.

Available to both members and non-members, the initiative aims to spearhead TAPA’s new global campaign to increase the number of TAPA-certified cargo warehouses and trucking operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. TAPA has a three-year goal to double the number of TAPA-certified facilities to 2,000 worldwide and make a ‘quantum leap’ in the number of trucking companies complying with its Trucking Security Requirements (TSR).

TAPA’s Facilities Security Requirements (FSR) and TSR have been created by supply chain security professionals to help manufacturers reduce the risk of theft from their supply chains. TAPA’s new campaign aims to make warehouse and trucking operations more resilient and give its manufacturer members a wider choice of TAPA-certified suppliers.

To qualify for entry level self-certification, companies need to:

  • Attend one of the TAPA Security Standards training courses
  • Pass the relevant examination at the end of the 1-2 day course
  • Conduct their self audit
  • Submit the result to TAPA along with any supporting evidence, if required

Each self-audit will be reviewed by TAPA and, if approved, the appropriate certificate will be awarded. The self-certification process, help and advice and training is free for TAPA members. Non-members will be asked to pay a fee.

Companies that want to know more about TAPA’s Security Standards should contact