Homeland Security Opens New Import Safety Center

Law360, New York (December 9, 2009, 12:36 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is spearheading the creation of a new multi-agency customs facility designed to streamline and enhance federal efforts to address safety issues for a broad range of imports, from food and pharmaceuticals to consumer products.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday announced plans for a new Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility that will pool resources and manpower from CBP and several other federal authorities, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Consumer...
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