The Transportation Security Administration has reportedly issued an emergency order requiring air cargo bound for the U.S. from Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to be screened under the Air Cargo Advance Screening program. Six airlines flying out of seven airports will have to provide U.S. officials with certain information about their cargo (e.g., shipper and recipient name and address and six-digit HTSUS number) before loading it into the plane.

According to press sources, TSA said the order is based on a “demonstrated intent by terrorist groups to attack aviation” originating from these five countries. "We haven't necessarily seen anything 'brand new' in terms of a new threat,” an American Shipper article quoted a TSA official as saying, but “there's enough out there, enough threat streams, that give us enough concern that we need to move forward with this as quickly as possible."

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