Global Security Verification (GSV)
The mission of the GSV program is to partner with international suppliers and importers to drive the development of a global security verification process, resulting in greater assurance, risk control, efficiency and cost savings for all participants.
The GSV program is the result of a collaboration between industry thought leaders and decision makers to assure both governments and companies that supply chains operate efficiently and comply with the evolving C-TPAT, the WCO framework and related border security requirements. The alliance unites a seasoned team of customs, in-country field inspectors, and information technology experts with proven business procedures and proprietary technology to collaborate on security issues related to international trade.
The result of our combined expertise is a cutting-edge methodology for promoting best practices throughout the industry, enabling importers and suppliers to mitigate risks associated with the cross-border transport of goods, while simultaneously expediting their arrival at destination markets.
Verifying security and improving efficiency of supply chains worldwide
The Global Security Verification (GSV) Program is designed to help international importers address a wide array of border security issues, and increase efficiency through the adoption of common standards.
Establishing an industry-wide security verification process
Our goal is to provide a single, effective process that importers and their suppliers can understand, and use to demonstrate compliance with international security standards.
Enabling greater efficiency, reduced risk, and fewer inspections industry wide
The benefits of this approach include a better understanding of security issues, greater efficiency throughout the supply chain, and reduced risk.
A common security verification process, resulting in fewer inspections and competitive advantage
The goal of the Global Security Verification (GSV) Program is to help the foreign manufacturing and export community eliminate redundant inspections while maintaining effective security practices within their facilities and across the supply chain.
How Suppliers Benefit
The GSV Program benefits manufacturers and other suppliers in two important ways:
1. By reducing the number of inspections required to satisfy multiple importers.
2. By showing suppliers how they may improve their security procedures in order to gain favorable advantage with global importers.
How GSV works
GSV is a voluntary program. Manufacturers that choose to participate agree to an on-site independent security inspection, to measure and verify how well their security practices meet the standards outlined in the CBP Security Recommendations.
On-site verification includes assessment and rating of manufacturer security practices in Procedural Security, Physical Security, Personnel Security, Education and Training, Access Controls, Manifest Procedures, and Conveyance (e. G. Service providers) Security.
Manufacturers whose business practices satisfy at least minimum security requirements dictated by CBP will be have their security score published in the GSV Registered Facilities Directory, where they may choose to make it available to any global importer.