CUSTOMS' CARGO PROCESSING--FEWER BUT MORE INTENSIVE INSPECTIONS ARE IN ORDER
Customs' cargo inspections do not ensure compliance with the laws and regulations governing imports. The inspections are normally cursory as inspectors attempt to adhere to the provisions of law which require that a portion of every cargo shipment be inspected. To comply with this requirement in the face of a rapidly increasing workload and a need to facilitate the flow of cargo, Customs' inspections often consist of just a quick look. Forced to look at too much, the inspectors have time to see very little. This report shows why new approaches are needed in Customs' cargo inspections and makes recommendations for changes in the law to allow Customs to develop an effective inspection system.
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U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1978-9-7
- Pagination: 41 p.
- TRT Terms: Commodities; Federal government; Freight transportation; Imports; Inspection; Policy; Recommendations; Regulations; Systems analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo inspection
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Law; Marine Transportation; Policy; Research;
- Accession Number: 00186668
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: GGD-78-79 Cong Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM