Retail Leaders Applauds House Approval of SAFE Ports Act

Group glad to see mandatory container scanning requirement removed from SAFE Port act

"The legislation correctly seeks to continue to push our country's borders out so we can detect and investigate potentially hazardous shipments thousands of miles from our shore rather than after arrival in the U.S., which is why CBP receives and screens information about every U.S.-bound shipment prior to its being loaded at a foreign port," Kelly continued. "Government and industry can work together to increase the quality of the information that CBP routinely receives, while ensuring that proprietary information does not fall into the wrong hands."

"We look forward to working with Members of the Senate on passage of the GreenLane Maritime Cargo Security Act, the Senate counterpart," concluded Kelly. "We pledge to maintain an ongoing dialogue with Congress to ensure that legislation that improves supply chain security becomes law as soon as possible."

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is the trade association of the largest and fastest growing companies in the retail industry. Its members include more than 400 companies -- retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers -- which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales. RILA members operate more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers, have facilities in all 50 states, and provide millions of jobs domestically and worldwide.