A May 7 Op-Ed by Lexington’s Paul Steidler, published in The Hill, was quoted in an Op-Ed on Townhall.com urging the Biden administration to tighten inspections of shipments sent through the international postal system to the U.S. Because of lax enforcement of the 2018 STOP Act, drug traffickers abroad remain able to ship illegal opioids, including fentanyl, to the U.S. with relative ease. The act required advanced electronic data (AED) on all incoming packages so that suspicious ones could more efficiently be identified and searched.
Steidler said: “The STOP Act required AED on all packages being delivered by USPS from China beginning Jan. 1, 2019 and from other countries Jan. 1, 2021. But CBP did not issue interim final regulations (IFR) until March 15, 2021 even though they were required by October 2019. The regulations are far less rigorous than Congress intended. More troubling, packages without AED continue to be delivered throughout America.”
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