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Customs and Border Protection

(Inside U.S. Trade)
March 05, 2010

During a budget hearing last week, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano signaled that DHS may never implement a congressional mandate to scan 100 percent of U.S.-bound container cargo. During the hearing, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) criticized the Obama administration's proposal to slash funds for international cargo screening in the fiscal year 2011 DHS budget.

(Daily News)
March 01, 2010

During a budget hearing last week, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano signaled that DHS may never implement a congressional mandate to scan 100 percent of U.S.-bound container cargo.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
February 26, 2010

A European Commission staff working paper released this month on the impact of the U.S. congressional mandate to scan 100 percent of U.S.-bound container cargo claims that the scanning requirement would create excessive costs, disrupt trade flowing through European Union ports and even divert EU security resources.

(Daily News)
February 22, 2010

A European Commission staff working paper released this month on the impact of the U.S. congressional mandate to scan 100 percent of U.S.-bound container cargo claims that the scanning requirement would create excessive costs, disrupt trade flowing through European Union ports and even divert EU security resources.


(Text Document)
February 22, 2010

(Inside U.S. Trade)
February 05, 2010

In its fiscal year 2011 budget request, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to slash to almost half of the fiscal year 2010 enacted budget the funds for international cargo screening, and proposes cutting the bulk of money used for pilot programs to test the feasibility of a statutory requirement to scan 100 percent of U.S.-bound container cargo.

(Text Document)
February 05, 2010

(Text Document)
February 02, 2010

(Text Document)
December 28, 2009

(Inside U.S. Trade)
December 11, 2009

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last week testified to a Senate panel that she has formally decided to delay for at least two years a congressional mandate to scan 100 percent of U.S.-bound container cargo by 2012.

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