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European Community and Department of Homeland Security sign landmark agreement to improve Container Security and expand CSI

The European Community and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today signed an agreement that among other things, calls for the prompt expansion of Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Container Security Initiative throughout the European Community. The agreement was signed by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Irish Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. “This agreement sets the stage for enhanced cooperation between the United States and the European Community on CSI and other important security programs of common interest,” said Secretary Ridge. “This agreement will lead to enhancements in our mutual efforts to prevent terrorists from exploiting the international trading system.” Full Story

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