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Supply Chain Security & Terrorism Risk Index

The international supply chain and broader international trade system face significant threats from terrorism, and these threats result in considerable direct and indirect economic costs. Terrorist attacks against the supply chain occur around the world, cause significant financial losses, and disrupt the movement of international freight, even as these attacks often do not receive significant media attention. The indirect costs of terrorism can be even greater, as increased government security controls in recent years have slowed trade in regions such as Europe and businesses have faced reputational risks for failing to mitigate or even facilitating terrorist activities. The vulnerability of the international supply chain, including problems such as gaps in proper security measures, political instability, and corruption, exacerbates the threat posed by terrorist groups to international trade and the global economy.
BSI will be hosting a webinar to review the top global security and terrorism threats and trends along with their impacts on the supply chain. 
  • Costs of increased terrorism-related security, border controls, and other restrictions
  • Supply chain vulnerabilities and terrorist threats, including attacks exploiting vulnerable cargo trucks, political stability, and supply chain corruption
  • Recent stowaway incidents in northern France and continued threats to the supply chain from migrant smuggling
  • Deteriorating security conditions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and impacts on the supply chain
  • Uptick in cargo thefts in the Netherlands and police responses