Partners in Protection

Partners in Protection is a Canadian trade program which was developed in 1995. The program enhances border and trade chain security. In this article we will discuss Partners in Protection, it’s requirements and how you can apply for this program. What is Partners is Protection? Partners in Protection (PIP) is a voluntary trade program by the Canada Border Services Agency for Canadian and U.S. businesses. It is an AEO program  for improving border security and...

Authorized Economic Operator (AEO). The complete guide

The term authorized economic operator (AEO) is a globally used term for organizations which are authorized by a national customs organization to perform international transports. In this blogpost will we elaborate on this subject and discuss various AEO programs around the world. What is an authorized economic operator (AEO) The World Customs Organization (WCO) defines an authorized economic operator as follows: "a party involved in the international movement of goods in whatever function that has...

EORI Number

For businesses and individuals involved with customs operations in the customs territory of the European Union, it is obliged to have an EORI number. In this article you will learn the meaning of EORI, benefits, how you can register for it and how you can check an EORI number. What is an EORI number EORI is an abbreviation of Economic Operators Registration and Identification. It is an EU wide registration and identification number for businesses...

Container seal number. What is it and why is it used

Each container seal has a unique, alphanumeric number. In this blogpost we will explain what a container seal number is, why they are used and when these are required. What is a container seal number? A container seal number is a unique identifier for containers used in the shipping and logistics industry. It is assigned to a seal that is used to secure shipping containers during transit. This seal, typically made of metal or high-strength...

Secure your shipping containers with the following measures

Shipping containers often transport valuable goods from one place in the world to another. Their content is therefore vulnerable for theft. In the US alone, cargo theft is a $15 billion to $30 billion problem. Moreover, shipping containers are used for trafficking illegal goods around the world. Securing shipping containers has therefore priority for many companies. In this blogpost we will advise how to secure containers against infringement. Applying high security seals Security seals are...

How Hoefon Security Seals secures the food and beverage industry

The food and beverage industry is highly regulated in order to prevent health risks. Strict procedures have to be followed and checks are put in place. The transport of food and beverages from producer to business client also bear risks of tampering and even theft. Food and beverage businesses have a responsibility to safeguard the supply chain completely till the end consumer. In this blogpost we will explain how Hoefon Security Seals assists businesses in...

Hoefon high security seals are clause 6 compliant

Hoefon Security Seals has been an experienced manufacturer of ISO 17712:2013 class ‘H’ security seals for many years. We are proud to announce that are our high security seals are compliant with clause 6 of the ISO 17712:2013 standard. In this article we will elaborate on this subject. Clause 6. Evidence of tamper In order for high security seals to be compliant with clause 6 a security seals manufacturer must have a documented and audited...

Tamper evident seals. The complete guide

What is a tamper evident seal? What is its purpose? What types of tamper evident seals are there? You will find answers to these questions and more in this blogpost. What is a tamper evident seal? A tamper evident seal is a device or mechanism that is applied to an object to protect against tampering or unauthorized access. These seals are used on an object to show if the contents have been opened or altered...

How security seals can avoid and spot drugs transport

The trafficking of drugs is a huge problem for societies worldwide. Criminal organizations involved in drug transportation causes great nuisance and insecurity for citizens and authorities in many countries. The drug trafficking market is a multibillion dollar industry that authorities have a hard time fighting against. In 2021 over €5 billion worth of cocaine was seized in the port of Rotterdam alone and this is likely just a small fraction of the total amount smuggled....

Hoefon Security Seals is a reliable supplier of the cash-in-transit industry

Hoefon Security Seals is a preferred supplier of high security seals for many companies all around the world. We are also a certified and reliable manufacturer of security seals for the cash-in-transit market. In this post we will explain our value proposition in this industry. About cash-in-transit Cash-in-transit (CIT) is the physical transportation of cash (banknotes, coins), credit cards and other value items. The transfer of banknotes to ATM points is an example of cash-in-transit....