Locking the box

November 2008
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);11/24/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 46, p36
The article discusses a new requirement instituted by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection on October 15, 2008. The new requirement specifies that all ocean containers entering the U.S. be secured with a high-security seal meeting International Organization for Standardization Publicly Available Specification 17712. Under the requirement, the importer supplies seals to its foreign suppliers and/or foreign consolidators.


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