Another aspect of a layered defense, the basis of the security frame enhanced by the Maritime Transportation Security Act or MTSA of 2002, was the
U.S. Customs Service created the Container Security Initiative (CSI). This addressed the threat to border security and global trade posed by the
potential terrorist use of a maritime container to deliver a weapon. CSI presents a security regime to ensure all containers that pose a potential risk for
terrorism are identi�ed and inspected at foreign ports before placing them on vessels destined for America. CBP has stationed its o�cers’ teams to
work with our host nation to target, pre-screen, and address a potential threat vector container. This allows CBP to understand host nation threat
vectors and to work jointly in key ports such as Rotterdam and Singapore. CSI operates in 58 ports worldwide, from Asia to the Far East to Europe and
the Middle East. CSI uses a host of technologies to prescreen high-risk targets.
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