Cross-Border Logistics Management

Because our client base is international in scope, we have developed considerable expertise in the management of cross-border logistics. As a result we can consistently assure our clients of hassle-free trans-border shipments.

As part of our international logistics expertise, we adhere to these security & logistics programs:

1. FAST Approved (Free and Secure Trade)

The Free and Secure Trade program, or FAST, is a commercial clearance program for known low-risk shipments entering the U.S. from Canada and Mexico. This innovative trusted traveler/trusted shipper program allows expedited processing for commercial carriers who have completed background checks and ful- fill certain eligibility requirements. 

Econopac has been FAST approved since 2002.

The Benefit:
FAST-approved shippers have dedicated lanes for greater speed and efficiency in the clearance of trans-border shipments. Using the same program as the major automakers, shipment documentation is dispatched ahead of the truck electronically for clearance prior to the arrival of the actual shipment.

2. C-TPAT- Customs Trade Partnership against Terrorism

C‐TPAT seeks to safeguard the world's vibrant trade industry from terrorists, maintaining the economic health of the U.S. and its neighbors. The partnership develops and adopts measures that add security but do not have a chilling effect on trade, a difficult balancing act. 

The partnership establishes clear supply chain security criteria for members to meet and in return provides incentives and benefits like expedited processing. 

C‐TPAT members are considered low‐risk and are therefore less likely to be examined. This designation is based on a company's past compliance history, security profile, and the validation of a sample international supply chain. 

Econopac has been C-TPAT approved for almost a decade.