Authorities turn to shipping to fight smuggling
Jasper Helder and Lars-Erik Hjelm, of Akin Gump, report on the growing threat of smuggling to the shipping industry
Following the September 2001 attacks on the US and the spread of the global terrorism threat, industry and government have
partnered in supply chain security. Secure operators under the US Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) and
the European Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programmes benefit from reduced checks and green lanes. Participation has
become a basic requirement in the global shipping market.
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