(Mark Rockwell – GSN)
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the eighth agency to join Custom and Border Protection’s import safety analysis lab.
The nation’s chief automotive safety inspection agency, NHTSA, joined CBP’s Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC), the multi-agency center that targets commercial shipments that pose potential threats to health and safety, said CBP on July 18.
CBP has seen a steady increase in the number of imports seized for safety reasons. The agency notes on its Website that the number of such seizures rose from 1,296 in 2007 to 3,768 in 2010. Read more here.
Date: July 24, 2012