TAPA EMEA & IUMI: Working to the same objectives

By Hendrike Kühl, IUMI Policy Director

We are pleased to announce TAPA EMEA has been accepted by the Executive Committee as a new IUMI Affiliate. The Transported Asset Protection Association Europe is an association of security professionals and related business partners from various manufacturing and transportation companies who have come together for the purpose of addressing security threats that are common to the relevant industries.

During IUMI’s initial exchange with TAPA EMEA, various issues of common concern were considered for further cooperation namely the TAPA Incident Information Service (IIS) - a centralised database for criminality against freight in transit and certification schemes to improve security for trucks and warehouses. An immediate follow up is a forthcoming meeting with the European Commission (DG Move) to discuss the issue of cargo theft.

In return for being granted affiliate status, IUMI has become a TAPAAssociate Partner (TAP). A TAPA EMEA representative will address the Loss Prevention workshop at the forthcoming IUMI conference in Genova.