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  • the_nervous_resistor the_nervous_resistor Aug 20, 2003 3:56 PM Flag

    Effects of Moving Mfg Offshore

    Just a thought about potentially rising costs of imported goods due to terrorism issues.

    Imported goods can be a terrorist weapon. For example, a bomb can be hidden inside a shipping container. After such a bomb goes off in one of those containers, the public outcry will initiate costly inspection procedures. The cost of inspection and certification can make these goods more expensive. US-based goods don't have that issue.

    I wonder how much it would cost to inspect a container full of toys, stationary, clothing, etc? xray machines might work. They have some interesting stuff going on with gamma scanning train cars, as I recall from a recent news article.


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