The US, the European Union (EU) and Switzerland have agreed to mutually recognize each other’s air cargo security procedures and rules, a move aimed at streamlining duplicative screening practices and other time-consuming security protocols on transatlantic airfreight lanes (ATW Daily News, March 16, 2011). “Air cargo traffic between the EU and the US amounts to over a million tons a year traveling each way across the Atlantic, which is over 20% of all outbound air cargo from ...

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