EJ Brooks Company with Vigilant Security and Investigation Services held a presentation on generating awareness on seals and their role in protecting cargo at the Katunayake Export Processing Zone in Seeduwa recently.
The theme of the presentation ‘Loss Prevention and Asset Protection using Security Seals’ is especially relevant to the garment industry when exporting clothes in bulk to other parts of the world, in order to prevent tampering, pilferage or theft of what is being exported.
Andrew MacNeice, Vice President, International Sales, EJ Brooks Company said, “The US will soon require all containers entering the country to be sealed at the point of stuffing the container using barrier seals compliant to ISO PAS 17712. This requirement is a de facto mandatory requirement within the C-TPAT volunteer programme.
So for the garment manufacturers of Sri Lanka, the better they are prepared to secure their containers using the correct seals, the faster their containers will get through the system:’ Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a customs initiative, which provide the highest level of security through close co operation with the owners of the supply chain; importers, carriers, brokers, warehouse operators and manufacturers.
Mario Perumal, Managing Director Vigilant Security and Investigation Services said, “a good seal should be tamper evident by indicating tampering at a glance, should have the company name, a sequential number to promote quality control and should be designed for one time use only:’