The Benefits of Membership
When you join TAPA, you’re aligning your company or organization with an internationally recognized leader in the fight against cargo crime. TAPA AMERICAS represents one of three primary branches of TAPA worldwide -- the other two being TAPA EMEA (Europe and Africa) and TAPA APAC (Asia/Pacific). These branches include chapters in South Africa and Mexico, with new chapters developing in other countries plagued by cargo crime. Each TAPA branch or chapter participates in the worldwide organization while also addressing the needs of its own regional members.

The Association’s Mission is to help protect our members’ assets by:

  • Exchanging information on a global and regional basis
  • Co-operating on preventative security
  • Increasing support from the logistics and freight industry and from law enforcement agencies and governments
  • Promoting and enhancing TAPA’s globally recognized and applied Security Requirements

Networking & Best Practice Events
One of the prime advantages of a TAPA AMERICAS membership is the opportunity to attend the Association’s three conferences that take place in the region each year. (Two T-Meetings Annually)

Attended by over 200 security and supply chain professionals during the year, these events provide a unique networking opportunity and the chance to listen to and discuss the latest issues affecting supply chain security and get involved in practical workshops addressing topical issues.

Presentation topics include:

  • Cargo crime case studies
  • Regulatory changes
  • Crime trends and analysis
  • New crime prevention techniques
  • Equipment and technology updates
  • Presentations by logistics providers and insurers
  • Updates from law enforcement agencies
  • TAPA AMERICAS progress reports by the Board
  • Updates from TAPA EMEA, TAPA ASIA, and TAPA MEXICO

As a member of TAPA AMERICAS you will be entitled to attend the free training courses for FSR (Freight Security Requirements) and TSR (Trucking Security Requirements) that take place across the AMERICAS region throughout the year. (Members are notified of all upcoming training sessions and places are available on a first come, first served basis.)

Government Affairs / Law Enforcement
Regulatory affairs represent a key area of TAPA AMERICAS agenda as it works to protect its members’ interests and bring about positive changes in security legislation, practices and attitudes in the supply chain and insurance communities as well as with law enforcement and other government agencies.

This involves day-to-day liaison and exchanges of information with law enforcement authorities to raise awareness, increase cooperation and facilitate more pro-active and effective anti-crime activities.

In support of the combined objectives of the Association and partners, TAPA AMERICAS members form Working Groups to develop, progress and implement its objectives.

Your 12-month membership includes:

  • Delegate status at TAPA AMERICAS conference & networking events
  • Participation in TAPA members-only webinars
  • Access to TAPA’s email alerts and quarterly cargo crime bulletins
  • Opportunity to gain certification to TAPA’s Security Requirements
  • FSR & TSR training courses within the region
  • Opportunity to participate in working groups and serve on committees
  • Access to TAPA Regional monthly newsletters

Note: TAPA members are required to incur travel and accommodation costs when attending conferences and training courses.