Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted in a Lawfare article about the Biden administration’s opportunity to curb the opioid crisis through the postal system. A 2018 law requires advanced electronic data (AED), on packages entering the United States via the Postal Service. New regulations were anticipated to address the issue of giving waivers to countries who cannot comply with AED rules—potentially a loophole through which opioids can continue to arrive in the U.S.
Steidler urged the Biden administration to limit its use of waivers and strengthen other countries’ ability to comply with the new rules. “Waivers should be few and far between and only for the world’s poorest and most isolated countries,” he said. “And, we should help poorer countries’ postal systems set up AED, providing grants and other technical assistance if necessary. It is a small price to pay for keeping drugs and dangerous counterfeit products out of America.”
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