House bill would require inspection of all cargo entering United States

| 10/5/2001

A House bill to increase inspection of all cargo, including mail on commercial trucks and vessels entering the United States was introduced on Sept. 25. HR2960 would require Customs Service or other appropriate U.S. officers to inspect cargo to ensure it complies with U.S. laws.

The bill was authored by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and co-sponsored by 35 other representatives. HR2960 has been referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.