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US government's.(CARGO)(imposes rule on air cargo security )(Brief article)

US government's recent final rule on air cargo security does not require widespread electronic screening of cargo, which cargo and combination carriers had argued would slow operations to a crawl. Instead, it focuses on extending secure areas at airports to include ramps and cargo facilities, a provision the Transportation Security Administration said requires an additional 50,000 airline employees "to receive full criminal history background checks," and heightens scrutiny of "known shipper" lists that allow frequent shippers of airfreight to have their cargo cleared faster. …

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