Passengers on all Etihad Airways flights to the United States, comprising passengers from Pakistan, from this week can experience the advantages of arriving in the US having precleared US Customs
and Border Protection at Abu Dhabi Airport.
A new US Customs
and Border Protection Federal Inspection Station at Capital Region International Airport, Michigan, will be open to the public on 26 May 2009.
Customs Gateway has been introduced by Sterling Commerce, a software and services provider and subsidiary of AT&T Inc (NYSE:T), to help companies comply with the 2007 US Customs
requirement for mandatory filing of e-Manifests, imposed in April by the US Customs
and Border Protection (CBP) agency.
Member governments have agreed to cooperate with US customs
authorities by identifying and inspecting 'at risk' containers and by allowing US customs
agents access to port facilities.
Liverpool is one of 30 ports across the world and four in the UK which are using teams of US Customs
officers under the Container Security Initiative.
A DEVICE called BodySearch is being used by US customs
inspectors at six airports to detect contraband.
Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, Michigan has become an official port of entry into the United States with the establishment of a facility for US Customs
and Border Protection operations.
Its concerns were raised after eight Member States declared they would accept the stationing of US customs
officials in their ports, as part of the US "container security initiative" (CSI).
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A US Customs
agent approached the man and requested to see his ticket and passport - which are new required in order to gain access to screening and boarding areas.