Monday, July 19, 2010

U.S. Security Panel Urges Repeal of Cargo Scanning Rule

(The Journal of Commerce Online)

Advisory committee recommends shift in supply chain security focus

The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection on Thursday called for repeal of laws requiring 100 percent scanning of ocean cargo and 100 percent screening of air cargo.

The bipartisan group made up of representatives of the trade and transportation community said the Department of Homeland Security should shift its supply chain security focus to place more emphasis on air and land transportation security and ensure that minimum security criteria for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and similar programs adapt to changing threats in the supply chain.

The recommendations were included in comments to the DHS policy branch, which is drafting a new national strategy for global supply chain security. Read more here.