On 28 June, the Wall Street Journal reported that the US is said to be targeting China’s largest maker of security-screening equipment, saying its expanding presence in Europe is a threat to Western security and businesses. The US National Security Council and other US agencies are trying to persuade European governments to end their relationship with Nuctech, arguing it could give the Chinese authorities data it collects at ports, border crossings and airports across Europe. It was effectively barred from US airports in 2014.

For the sort of work Nutech is involved in, see this presentation from the company on air cargo screening produced for the ICAO –



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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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