AMERICAS: New US restrictions following Yemen plot

The US expanded its ban on air cargo shipments from Somalia in the wake of the package bomb plot originating from Yemen. Additionally, toner and ink cartridges that are over 16 ounces will be banned from all US passenger flights and planes heading to the US. That ban will also apply to some air cargo […]


The US expanded its ban on air cargo shipments from Somalia in the wake of the package bomb plot originating from Yemen. Additionally, toner and ink cartridges that are over 16 ounces will be banned from all US passenger flights and planes heading to the US. That ban will also apply to some air cargo shipments. Other new rules include a requirement for international mail packages sent to the US to be screened individually and certified to have come from an established postal shipper. Express carriers like UPS, Federal Express, and DHL, have also been encouraged to report cargo manifests to Homeland Security faster, prior to departure, to aid in identifying risky cargo based on current intelligence.