Importer and Exporter Verification
Each year, goods that move via air cargo are worth roughly $6.8 trillion (one third of global international trade). Yet, with millions of companies shipping cargo around the world each year, it is a daunting task to confirm the background and risk of all these companies in real time. Dun & Bradstreet helps agencies verify importers and exporters by confirming the legitimacy of a business – and by analyzing the risk associated with all trading partners.
Global Supply Chain Safety
Ensuring global supply chain security is a balancing act between facilitating legitimate commerce while simultaneously mitigating risks. This requires an increase in transparency into all trading partners – at all stages of the supply chain.
Supply chain safety begins with a holistic understanding of the risk and vulnerability within a company's entire supply chain network. With four of six areas of supply chain vulnerability related to visibility into complex networks – and with the severity and frequency of supply chain disruptions increasing, it becomes imperative to gain insights beyond Tier 1 suppliers.
Gaining visibility and understanding into the level of vulnerability includes uncovering:
- Financial stability
- Political risk
- Supplier risk
- Country risk
- Convergence exposure
Targeted Investigations Can Plug Cargo Security Loopholes
With the volume of imports, personnel constraints, and the need to preserve the free flow of commerce preventing the federal government from physically inspecting all cargo containers, attention has turned to the identification and targeting of high-risk cargo on an exception basis.
With Dun & Bradstreet's identity resolution and risk-based targeting solutions, agencies can accurately perform contextual evaluations of entities in order to rapidly identify high-risk cargo for further investigation.
A Plan for the Unexpected Disaster or Crisis
Recent crises in national security or natural disasters have heightened the necessity for better emergency preparedness – in order to better respond to and track recovery in times of crisis.
Utilizing Dun & Bradstreet's critical infrastructure information before, during, and immediately after a crisis can help agencies understand the potential risk and impact to domestic interests and national security. A multi-layered approach to emergency preparedness includes:
- Reliable databases of critical infrastructure and qualified regional suppliers
- Readiness assessments and impact analyses
- Targeted geo-spatial analysis