Posted on 29/03/2012 in category Non-Ferrous

BIR World Mirror on Non-Ferrous Metals - April 2012

Welcome response to theft initiative!

As you are aware, BIR has taken the initiative to conduct a study of material theft from containers and I can report that we have received a number of responses from our members. In a short time, you will read about the steps that are being taken by the Secretariat who are working with the International Chamber of Commerce in an attempt to put an end to this seemingly on-going problem.

Our own International Trade Council will also be involved in the initiative, and it is our hope that BIR can help our membership in the prevention of theft, and to be better educated when it comes to tracking container movements and exacting responsibility from those who are stealing our goods.

I want to thank those members who took the time to respond. Your assistance will no doubt serve to benefit those who have been affected by this problem.

On another note, we have a great line-up of speakers for our Rome Convention and we look forward to another meaningful program for our members.

Robert Stein
Alter Trading (USA)
President of the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division
27th February 2012

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