A Secure International Supply Chain

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) wants to ensure that international transportation is safe. But it's having trouble due to differing requirements. The answer: uniform supply chain security rules.

"We believe that effective security measures are needed to ensure that the international transportation system is protected from acts of terrorism. But international standards and measures should aim at compatibility, simplicity and ease of deployment from country to country. There will be counterproductive effects if companies are faced with many different and conflicting national approaches to improved security," explains Johannes Fritzen, chairman of ICC's commission on transport and logistics.

Particularly troubling to companies trying to create secure supply chains are impractical demands placed on the companies to police the operations and processes of their international trading partners. The ICC believes uniform standards will address this issue.

International Chamber of Commerce


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