Within this balanced framework, there are two primary reasons why cargo security is an essential element of trade efficiency: I. Enhanced Supply Chain Security:
Real-time dynamic validation of participant-related and shipment-related data against domestic and foreign security databases aids in proactive analysis of deviations, mismatches or other anomalies to flag as being at risk or suspect. Heightened security protects both the physical well-being of participants in the shipment pipeline and the supply chain itself from costly or even catastrophic disruptions.
II. Expedited Clearance: Automatic electronic submission of pre-populated security data enables faster movement through customs and border crossings by ensuring that security information is accurate, complete, formatted and delivered in the most effective and efficient manner to all appropriate participants in the shipment process, including governments and customs organizations. Point-to-world integration helps a shipper to be cargo-security compliant on a global basis, minimizing the possibility of cargo-flow disruption
A broad range of international organizations including the UN, World Bank and OECD have attested to the importance of cargo security to the well-being of international trade and the global economy.