Mar 2, 2007
Senators Propose 100-Percent Cargo ScreeningSource: Various

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) offered an amendment to the Improving America’s Security Act (S. 4) currently being considered by the Senate. The Schumer-Menendez amendment would require 100 percent of containers from large ports be scanned before arriving to the United States within three years. In some cases, flowers and other perishable products are shipped in cargo, which means delaying cargo could significantly slow supply chains.

The Amendment, identical to Title V of H.R. 1, which passed the House in January, would require 100 percent of containers from the largest foreign ports to be scanned and sealed before arriving in the United States within three years. Within five years, 100 percent of containers from all ports worldwide must be scanned and sealed before arriving in the United States. The Secretary of Homeland Security may grant a single 1-year extension of the deadline if equipment is not available for purchase and installation.

Latest Photos see all »

Lupine Staircase series (Green Fuse Botanicals)
IMG_0518 copy
IMG_0469 copy
IMG_1488 copy
IMG_1587 copy
IMG_1517 copy
GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Nicholson 2 Retail Store - Seth
Boldt Jess 1 IMG_1314

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

Interested in reading the print edition of Greenhouse Product News? Preview our digital edition »

Get one year of Greenhouse Product News in both print and digital editions for free.

Subscribe Today »

Be sure to check
out our sister site.
website development by deyo designs