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IATA Initiative - illegal meat imports

An initiative on Simplifying Passenger Travel by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is looking at how repetitive checks of passengers and their documents can be streamlined by collecting information once at the point of departure and sharing it electronically with other service providers and government authorities including those at the intended destination. This initiative in time might provide new intelligence to help Customs better target passengers travelling to Great Britain who may be carrying illegal imports of animal products. See NAO report (March 2005) Executive Summary