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Meeting strict security standards on both sides of the border


Choosing Universal Logistics USA means you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing we meet the demanding criteria of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.  Introduced in 2001 by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP), C-TPAT now has 11,400 certified partners globally, all of whom must be revalidated every 3-4 years.

Universal Logistics USA Inc., a member of C-TPAT since 2007, was recently revalidated after meeting the following security criteria:

  • Supply Chain Security Risk Assessment
  • Business Partner Requirements
  • Cargo and Conveyance Security
  • Physical Security
  • Physical Access Controls
  • Security Training and Threat Awareness
  • Personnel Security
  • Information Technology Security
  • Security Training and Threat Awareness
  • Annual Security Profile Review

Universal Logistics Inc. meets a similar standard in Canada, administered by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) through the Partners-in-Protection (PIP) program.

For more information, contact Brian Rowe, Director – Customs Compliance & Regulatory Affairs.

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