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Container Security Initiative

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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On 9 December 2002, HM Customs and Excise and the US Customs Service signed a Declaration of Principles to implement the US Container Security Initiative (CSI) in the UK.CSI is an important intelligence sharing partnership designed to make the movement of terrorist material, in sea containers to the US, more difficult.Guidelines on the practical operation of CSI have been agreed between the two services and four US Customs and Border Protection Agency officers will, this week, commence work at the UK's largest sea container port of Felixstowe.