On 8th November, Loadstar carried an article saying that new ICAO rules from 2021 will require all freight to be screened, which in part can be done with dogs, but there are concerns that not enough animals will be trained in time.  In the US, a third-party K9 cargo programme began in November 2018, which allowed private operators to train and use dogs for cargo screening. There are an increasing number of vendors – but still not enough to satisfy likely demand in 2021.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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