part of the United Arab Emirates, has become the first Middle Eastern country
to agree to prescreen shipping containers destined for the United States.
Customs and Border Protection announced the screening agreement Dec. 12.
officials said the agreement was reached under its Container Security
Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corp. Dubai is the sixth largest port operator in
the world, customs officials said.
Customs will send officers to the port of Dubai who will target sea
containers destined for the United States. Dubai Customs officials, working
with U.S. Customs officers, will screen any containers identified as a
potential terrorist threat.