Crackdown on Counterfeiting for Public Safety


FEBRUARY 6, 2020

By Paul Steidler 

Under U.S. law, all inbound postal packages are to have advanced electronic data (AED) by December 31, 2020 and packages from China were to have it by December 31, 2018. AED provides tracking information such as the sender’s name, destination and declared contents. Yet, many postal packages from China still enter the U.S. without AED. Federal law enforcement agencies need to thoroughly enforce current and forthcoming requirements.