White House Unveils Import Safety Plan

Law360, New York (November 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In the wake of a recent wave of food and product safety scares, the Bush administration on Tuesday unveiled an aggressive prevention-based action plan that would target risky imports by boosting regulatory authority and improving information gathering.

The plan, issued by a 12-member panel of cabinet officials known as the Interagency Working Group on Import Safety, contains 14 broad recommendations and 50 action steps that provide a road map for better protecting American consumers and enhancing the safety of the increasing volume of imports entering the...
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