November 2011

Think Different: If a Container Could Be the "21st-Century Trojan Horse," Must the U.S. Mandate 100% Scanning of All U.S. Bound Cargo Containers?

The Arbitrator
Christopher R. Nolan
Presently, the U.S. scans 100% of cargo containers bound for the U.S. that are deemed high risk. This is scheduled to change in July 2012, when all U.S.-bound containers are to be scanned pursuant to a 2007 law regardless of perceived risk. Senator Susan Collins of Maine is concerned a container may be the "21st Century Trojan Horse." Her co-sponsored bill, The SAFE Port Reauthorization Act of 2011, will eliminate the mandate to screen 100% screening of all U.S.-bound containers.

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