The Homeland Security Budget for the 2002 Container Security Initiative. CSI addresses the threat to border security and global trade posed by the potential for terrorist use of a maritime container to deliver a weapon.
Protectionism Affecting Globalization
Published Thursday, September 10th, 2009
Over the past two years, rising protectionism, recent declines in global trade and foreign direct investment, and rising inflation in once cheap locations has become a subject of much business analysis. All leading to what the Financial Times called earlier this year “Deglobalisation: ugly word, scary idea and now painful reality.” Examples include the US Container Security Initiative (CSI), which has stagnated or stopped trade into the US for some companies, regionalization of the supply chain, and insourcing, the return of jobs to the original country.
For the US part, it employs the global reaching Container Security Initiative, which has been in all US ports and 47 foreign ports, with funding of $140 billion in 2007. Also, the installment of the Employ American Workers Act, affecting hiring companies that are recipients of bailout funds, is forcing some to jobs in the US, which is good for the US. Other foreign governments have adopted protections. Russia has introduced a temporary import tariffs on laundry equipment. Australia launched a “local jobs first” program as part of its stimulus package. Brazil introduced tariffs on steel products.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Container Security Initiative - http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/border_security/international_activities/csi/csi_in_brief.xml
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, U.S. Customs Service began developing antiterrorism programs to help secure the United States. Within months of these attacks, U.S. Customs Service had created the Container Security Initiative (CSI).
National Safety Council - http://www.nsc.org/
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The NSC is a membership organization, founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953. Members include more than 48,000 businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals.