The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a response to a multi-industry letter signed by NAEGA regarding DHS’s recent decision to extend the deadline for full scale implementation of the 100 percent container scanning rule. The original letter, which can be found here, offered strong support for the department’s decision and offered support for a legislative reevaluation of the mandate. In the letter, DHS Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer Alan Bersin states his continued support for delaying implementation of the mandate until appropriate technological systems are in place. While he states that the Department is committed to implementing the mandate, he also stated that DHS remains committed to working with industry and other stakeholders to move towards the law’s objectives.
A full copy of the letter can be found here. For more information, please contact Gary or Ryan.