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  Container Security Initiative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Container Security Initiative (CSI) was launched in 2002 by the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Its purpose was to increase security for container cargo shipped to the United States.
Under the CSI program, the screening of containers that pose a risk for terrorism is accomplished by teams of CBP officials deployed to work in concert with their host nation counterparts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Container_Security_Initiative   (524 words)

  
 SITPRO Policy Development - Security - Container Security Initiative Guidelines
The Container Security Initiative (CSI) program recognizes that there is a need to deter, prevent, and interdict any terrorist attempt to disrupt global trade or to attempt to make use of commercial shipping to further their terrorist aims.
Containers prescreened at CSI ports will normally not be inspected again for security purposes once unloaded in the United States.
However, CBP reserves the right to re-examine containers; particularly if additional information is received that would indicate a high risk for terrorist weapons and materials, or if the container shows signs of having been tampered with en-route to the United States.
www.sitpro.org.uk /policy/security/csiguide.html   (826 words)

  
 Ask the Expert/ FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Container Security Initiative is the umbrella term for security initiatives begun after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The Container Security Initiative has been developing standards and reviewing technologies for security and inspection procedures, and members of C-TPAT are kept informed of those results.
Yard management (placing containers in the yard depending on their sailing dates) and stow plans (determining the location of the container when loaded onto the vessel) must become more real-time.
www.csiinstitute.com /AsktheExperts/faq1.htm   (1707 words)

  
 LBReport.com
Inside the container were a bed and bathroom for the journey to Halifax, as well as airport maps, airport security passes and an airplane mechanic's certificate.
Refrigerated containers, for instance, keep track of the temperature inside the container during its entire voyage, to be certain that the meat isn't spoiled.
In thinking about security, what we wanted to achieve with CSI is a system that not only provides a substantial increase in security, but one that also facilitates trade, allows it to move more efficiently and quickly than before 9-11.
www.lbreport.com /news/mar03/contcust.htm   (12901 words)

  
 Hong Kong Port Implements Container Security Initiative
The Container Security Initiative is a CBP program designed to prevent containerized shipping -- the primary system of global trade -- from being exploited by terrorists.
CSI is a critical component of the "multi-layered approach" advocated by Border and Transportation Security and the Department of Homeland Security.
CSI is an initiative that was developed by U.S. Customs in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2003/05-06.htm   (714 words)

  
 Container Security Initiative Expands Operations in Japan
Nagoya and Kobe are the 22nd and 23rd ports worldwide to become operational under the initiative.
CSI became operational at the port of Yokohama on March 24, 2003, and at the port of Tokyo on May 21, 2004.
The ports of Nagoya and Kobe are the 22nd and 23rd CSI ports to become operational.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2004/08-05.htm   (739 words)

  
 U.S. Expands Container Security Initiative to Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Initially, Customs obtained agreements to place its agents in the 20 world seaports handling largest volumes of container cargo heading for the United States.
The initial objective is to implement CSI at the ports that send large volumes of cargo containers to the United States, in a way that will facilitate detection of potential security concerns at ports of origin or transshipment.
The Container Security Initiative is an initiative developed by United States Customs in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
www.useu.be /Categories/Justice%20and%20Home%20Affairs/Jan2803CSISweden.html   (2268 words)

  
 South Africa joins US Container Security Initiative (CSI)
Earlier in July South Africa became the second country in phase two of the programme to sign the US Container Security Initiative (CSI), which among other things permits the CBP to place their personnel in foreign ports.
The agreement, which is the only formal programme in operation today that is designed to detect and deter terrorists from exploiting the vulnerabilities of containerised cargo, was signed in Washington DC by the commissioner of the SA Revenue Services (SARS), Pravin Gordhan, and CBP commissioner Robert C Bonner.
US Customs developed the CSI initiative in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, which highlighted the vulnerability of countries to sneak terrorist attack.
www.ports.co.za /news/article_2003_07_23_3814.html   (389 words)

  
 Embassy of the U.S. London: Current Issues: Four New Ports in U.K. to Implement Container Security Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The ports of Liverpool, Southampton, Thamesport, and Tilbury in the United Kingdom are ready to implement the Container Security Initiative (CSI), which is aimed at securing maritime cargo shipments against the threat of terrorism.
Before 9/11, the Container Security Initiative did not exist and there was no program that permitted inspection of high-risk containers destined for the U.S. before they left the foreign ports of embarkation or transshipment.
CSI not only adds security to the movement of cargo containers, but because the targeting, and if necessary, inspection, occurs at outbound ports, rather than at the ports of arrival, the containers move faster and more efficiently through the supply chain.
www.usembassy.org.uk /terror528.html   (760 words)

  
 Greece Signs Container Security Agreement with U.S.
Greece has become the18th country to sign a Container Security Initiative (CSI) agreement with the United States, giving its permission for U.S. customs officials to be deployed to the port of Piraeus to help screen U.S.-bound cargo shipments that could pose a terrorist threat.
Because CSI will detect and deter attempts by terrorists to exploit cargo containers, the Container Security Initiative is an insurance policy against terrorism.
"We support the Container Security Initiative which is designed to safeguard global maritime trade by enhancing cooperation at seaports worldwide to identify and examine high-risk containers and ensure their in-transit integrity" said Vassilios Manolopoulos, Director General of the Greek Directorate General of Customs and Excise.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2004/06-24-2.htm   (797 words)

  
 U.S., EU Sign Container Security Accord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The CSI is a U.S. program for screening shipping containers at foreign ports before they depart for the United States in order to rule out potential use by terrorists.
The agreement was signed by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Irish Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. "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.
The objectives of the agreement include expanding the Container Security Initiative, establishing minimum standards for risk-management techniques, and improving public - private partnerships to secure the logistics chain of international trade.
www.useu.be /Terrorism/USResponse/Apr2204CSISigning.html   (411 words)

  
 The Container Security Initiative (CSI) Goes Overseas
In January 2002, the Container Security Initiative (CSI) was established to insure that terrorists have not infiltrated cargo entering the U.S. Customs is entering into partnerships with other governments worldwide to identify "high-risk" cargo containers and prescreen those containers at the foreign port before they are sent on to the United States.
Customs plans to conduct security screenings during a window of time referred to as "down time," which is usually a several-day period when containers are sitting in a terminal yard waiting to be loaded on to a vessel.
In doing away with these non-specific cargo descriptions, Customs will be in a better position to target and secure containers that pose a threat to the U.S. According to Customs officials, the "24-hour" regulation under CSI would complete the targeting of potential high-risk containers before arriving on U.S. shores.
www.dutycalc.com /newsletter_septoct02_a3.html   (741 words)

  
 Sweden Implements U.S. Customs Container Security Initiative
CSI is an initiative that was developed by U.S. Customs, now U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
Now within the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is continuing to implement CSI at major ports around the world.
These ports are points of passage for approximately two-thirds of cargo containers shipped to the United States.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2003/05-28-2.htm   (886 words)

  
 News from the Washington File
CSI is essential in securing an indispensable, but vulnerable link in the chain of global trade: containerized shipping," Commissioner Bonner said.
Commissioner Bonner first proposed the Container Security Initiative in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
The top 20 ports are points of passage for approximately 68 percent of cargo containers shipped to the United States.
www.globalsecurity.org /security/library/news/2003/06/sec-030617-usia04.htm   (851 words)

  
 Transportation Security Specialist Joins Bulldog Technologies Team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
He will be responsible for focusing the strategy and building the supporting organization to identify and develop Federal opportunities for Homeland Security, borders and port security initiatives of foreign governments.
As well as implementing national security objectives, he has been actively involved in the ongoing maritime and border security initiatives that have received focused attention since September 11th.
Bulldog's solutions allow dispatchers, security personnel, law enforcement and loss prevention professionals, emergency response teams and cargo transport drivers to monitor, track and secure valuable cargo during the transport, storage and delivery supply chain process.
finance.lycos.com /qc/news/story.aspx?symbols=PRIMEZONE:100&story=200508231000_PZN_84388   (597 words)

  
 RFID, Supply Chain, Logistics, and More - Dubai joins Container Security Initiative - win-win anti-terror program - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Another dual-use homeland security program yielding both security and economic benefits was strengthened this week when the Dubai Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation joined the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Container Security Initiative (CSI).
The importance of Dubai's participation in the program was underscored recently when HHS Secretary Thommy Thompson, in his parting news conference, highlighted the threat to the US food supply if food imported from the Middle East was contamined by biotoxins.
PS: The Container Security Institute is a great source of information about the CSI program and its supply chain benefits (it's a public service/marketing service of Covansys, a supply-chain solutions provider.
www.rfidscm.info /supply-chain/26433.html   (492 words)

  
 Fact Sheet: Container Security Initiative Guards America, Global Commerce From Terrorist Threat, 3/12/2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
(begin fact sheet) Fact Sheet: Container Security Initiative Guards America, Global Commerce From Terrorist Threat Wednesday, March 12, 2003 The Container Security Initiative (CSI) is an initiative that was developed by the U.S. Customs in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
CSI consists of four core elements: (1) using intelligence and automated information to identify and target high-risk containers; (2) pre-screening those containers identified as high-risk, at the port of departure, before they arrive at U.S. ports; (3) using detection technology to quickly pre-screen high-risk containers; and (4) using smarter, tamper proof containers.
The CSI initiative supports the "Cooperative G8 Action on Transport Security" adopted by G8 [Group of Eight that includes Russia and seven most industrialized countries -- Canada, France, Germany, Italy Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States] in June 2002.
www.hongkong.usconsulate.gov /ushk/others/2003/031201.htm   (881 words)

  
 Italy Joins U.S. Container Security Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Under the Container Security Initiative, as the program is known, the Bush administration is seeking partnerships with other governments that would allow it to target and screen high-risk sea containers before they leave major foreign ports.
The CSI initiative supports the "Cooperative G8 Action on Transport Security" adopted by the 8 most important industrialized nations (G-8) at their Kananaskis, Canada, meeting on June 26, 2002.
The initial objective is to implement CSI at the ports that send large volumes of cargo containers into the United States, in a way that will facilitate detection of potential security concerns at their earliest possible opportunity.
japan.usembassy.gov /e/p/tp-eco20021112a2.html   (799 words)

  
 CUSTOMS: EUROPEAN UNION AND UNITED STATES ADOPT MEASURES TO STRENGTHEN MARITIME CONTAINER SECURITY
The first measures contributing to strengthening the security of maritime container transport have been agreed by the EU and the US.
The measures, which will facilitate legitimate trade through mutually acceptable reciprocal security standards and industry partnership programs, have been adopted in the framework of the agreement to extend the EU/US Customs Agreement to include trade security co-operation, signed in Washington on 22 April 2004.
Recognizing that emerging technologies can promote greater efficiency and can improve security in the international supply chain, both sides agreed to establish a joint group of appropriate experts to explore innovative developments and their application.
www.eurunion.org /news/press/2004/200400161.htm   (478 words)

  
 The Hindu Business Line : US Customs' Container Security Initiative — Jawaharlal Nehru port to be boxed in first
Once the Declaration of Principles is signed, an office of the US Department of Homeland Security will be set up at the JN port which, complete with the two terminals and a third under construction, is the country's largest container handling port.
The port security measures are flawed and the procedures have created vulnerabilities and loopholes for terrorists, according to reports published in Journal of Commerce in the US.
After all, the security measures being prescribed by the US agencies for the host countries are costly to implement as these involve not only installation of expensive equipment but also compliance with various procedures and systems involving extensive training and therefore investments.
www.thehindubusinessline.com /2005/06/20/stories/2005062000380600.htm   (920 words)

  
 COVANSYS LAUNCHES TWO NEW INFORMATION SOURCES FOR THE CONTAINER SECURITY INITIATIVE
In-depth white papers such as the "Barcode Issues: Sunrise 2005 and The Container Security Initiative," which examines the role of barcodes under the CSI.
Phase One of the CSI, which was federally mandated as of February 3, 2003, focuses on improving U.S. security by pre-screening containers before they reach U.S. ports.
Later stages of the CSI will establish standards for the security and integrity of containers and cargo throughout the transportation supply chain.
www.covansys.com /media/press/current/2003_pr6.htm   (531 words)

  
 U.S., Thailand Officially Open Container Security Initiative Shipments from Laem Chabang More Secure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
CSI was launched in January 2002, and has been accepted globally as a bold and revolutionary initiative to secure maritime cargo shipments against terrorist threats.
On June 11, 2003, Thai Foreign Affairs Minister Surakiart Sathirathai and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Department Tom Ridge signed a declaration of principles to participate in the CSI in order to secure trade between the two nations as well as the global trading system.
Ambassador Johnson said this initiative would make it extremely difficult for terrorists to carry out their destructive plans, while allowing the flow of trade to continue as normal.
www.usa.or.th /news/press/2004/nrot070.htm   (483 words)

  
 Malaysia, Thailand Join Container Security Initiative
On June 11, 2003, Tom Ridge, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and Minister Surakiart Sathiratathai, Kingdom of Thailand, signed a declaration of principles to participate in the Container Security Initiative (CSI).
CBP and the government of Malaysia signed a Declaration of Principles to cooperate in the Container Security Initiative (CSI) on January 20, 2003.
CBP deployed a team of officers to the port of Klang on March 8, 2004 to work with their Malaysian counterparts to target cargo containers destined for the United States.
usinfo.state.gov /xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2004&m=August&x=200408171358012xrnus0.3141596&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html   (848 words)

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