1-Feb-2011 11:16 AM

US considers global vetting for international cargo

US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is in talks with its allies, airlines and maritime groups over the creation of a global vetting system for international cargo which seeks to standardise vetting so that criteria are consistent (The Business Times, 31-Jan-2011). The programme would create a list of pre-vetted cargo companies whose goods would be subject to fewer checks, while those outside the programme could expect "much more intensive inspection".