Vectron International Contributes to Fight Against Terrorism

<p><strong>Hudson, N.H. &mdash; June 2</strong><br />Vectron International, a provider of design, manufacturing and marketing of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid product solutions, announced it has been named as a certified Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) partner by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency of the Department of Homeland Security. <br /><br />As a partner, Vectron is committed to global supply chain security and has agreed to make a vital contribution to help secure the United States&#39; borders and ensure the continued free flow of international trade.<br /><br />Established in 2001, C-TPAT is the first worldwide initiative in which participating organizations fully cooperate with U.S. Customs to establish acceptable security practices throughout their entire supply chain operations. </p><p>Eligible companies must submit a detailed application and conduct a comprehensive self-assessment of their supply chain security procedures using the C-TPAT guidelines developed by the CBP and the community for each specific trade category.<br /><br />"Obtaining C-TPAT certification validates that our internal management processes and facilities are efficient, secure and compliant," said Ram Arvikar, vice president of quality and corporate compliance at Vectron International. </p><p>"Completing the stringent processes to achieve C-TPAT certification demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing customers, now and in the future, with not only the industry&#39;s most innovative solutions but also the highest-quality service and security measures available."<br /><br />Participation in the program provides companies with the assurance of a safe, secure and expeditious supply chain, benefiting their employees, internal operations, suppliers and customers. C-TPAT members benefit directly by reducing the number of physical inspections and documentation reviews when crossing borders, helping to dramatically decrease the time required when passing through customs. Obtaining C-TPAT certification offers businesses an opportunity to take an active role in improving national security.<br /><br />C-TPAT is a voluntary supply chain security program led by CBP and focused on improving the security of private companies&#39; supply chains with respect to terrorism. C-TPAT recognizes that Customs can provide the highest level of security only through close cooperation with the ultimate owners of the supply chain: importers, carriers, brokers, warehouse operators and manufacturers. <br /><br />Through this initiative, Customs invites businesses to ensure the integrity of their security practices and communicate their security guidelines to their business partners within the supply chain.<br /></p>

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