THE Transported Asset Protection Association has launched “the most comprehensive industry security standards in its 23-year history” to help protect freight facilities and trucking operations from the escalating threat of cargo crime.

The 2020 revisions of the Association’s Facility Security Requirements and Trucking Security Requirements – which take effect on 1 July 2020 and are valid for three years – seek to give TAPA’s manufacturer and logistics service provider members minimum standards to protect theft targeted goods.

“The global security requirements have been revised in consultation with TAPA’s international members to address new and emerging threats – such as the significant growth in attacks on Last Mile deliveries,” a TAPA statement read.

“As well as providing the most resilient and wide-ranging industry standards for supply chain security, the new FSR and TSR also provide improved cost efficiencies for users.

“As before, the new TAPA Standards will also support users’ compliance with other regulatory standards, such as C-TPAT, AEO and PIP, as some customs and border authorities recognize the TAPA requirements as complementing, or being compliant with, their own security programs.”

TAPA’s FSR includes an independent audit body multi-site certification option.

This is designed to identify and promote operational efficiencies between sites so best practices can be shared and to support a ‘team’ approach to obtaining and maintaining compliance  with the TAPA Standard for security control and risk mitigation.

Taking the multi-site approach to FSR certification will also help to lower costs for companies adopting the Standard across their networks.