JAPANESE CUSTOMS TARGEST U.S. EXPORT IN LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH
The first Japanese customs officers have arrived in the United States to target high-risk containers bound for Japan, as part of the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's Container Security Initiative.
Japanese Customs and Tariff Bureau personnel are working in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The arrangement follows the stationing of U.S. Customs inspectors at the Port of Yokohama on March 24.
Japan is the second country, after Canada, to station customs personnel in U.S. ports.