Europe to ban cargo from at-risk airports

EUROPEAN politicians will ban airfreight from non-member country airports that do not meet strict cargo screening rules.

“There will be airports from which no freight at all is transported [to the EU] or else 100 per cent screening will be carried out,” said Germany’s interior minister, Thomas de Maiziere, commenting on the proposed blacklist.

There will be another partial list for those airports that will still be allowed to despatch airfreight to the EU but that still need to improve their security.

“The blacker the list, the more controls,” de Maiziere said.

The list will also include a new European-wide set of classifications of what constitutes at-risk cargo.

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