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Cablegate: Freetown Delivered Demarche On Us Cargo Scanning

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHFN #0534 2471721
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 041721Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY FREETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 1338

UNCLAS FREETOWN 000534

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD EWWT AMGT PTER SL
SUBJECT: FREETOWN DELIVERED DEMARCHE ON US CARGO SCANNING
REQUIREMENTS

REF: STATE 119837

1. Embassy Freetown delivered reftel points regarding the new 100
percent scanning requirement for U.S.-bound maritime cargo to the
Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
International Cooperation, Ambassador Umaru Wurie, on August 30,
2007. Amb. Wurie was responsive and noted that Sierra Leone already
scans all cargo departing their port.

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