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U.S. to Enact New Shipping Rules for Sea Imports

The United States plans to start enforcing strict new security rules on Feb. 2 for imports by sea in containers despite complaints from many shippers that they are not yet ready to supply needed information, an American official said here today. Drafted in response to the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the regulations are aimed at reducing the risk that a nuclear bomb or other bulky weapon of mass destruction could be shipped to the United States. But exporters in Hong Kong in particular have been warning of delays and perhaps even chaos at docks and warehouses because of the new regulations. Full Story

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