Congressional hearings have established that merchandise passing through our Nation's ports of entry is the object of widespread theft and pilferage. Surveys conducted by the Customs Service indicate that security of international cargo must be improved if we are to stem this drain on our commerce. These Standards for Cargo Security were drafted as guidance for Customs officers and terminal operations in achieving this goal. This booklet is divided into two broad sections as follows (1) Physical Security Standards covering buildings, fencing, gates, parking, lighting, lock, key control and high-risk cargo, and (2) Procedural security Standards covering personnel screening, security personnel, communications, identification system, independent contractors, cargo quantity control, delivery procedures, container shipments, seals and security education.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Customs Service

    Department of the Treasury
    Washington, DC  United States  20229
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Customs Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM