Securing the Transatlantic Maritime Supply Chains from Counterterrorism: EU–U.S. Cooperation and the Emergence of a Transatlantic Customs Security Regime

Dimitrios Anagnostakis (Corresponding Author)

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This article offers an analysis of the cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the United States on customs security in the context of the two actors’ fight against terrorism. While other aspects of EU–U.S. counterterrorism cooperation have received some scholarly attention, not so much research has focused on security cooperation in the EU–U.S. customs and supply chain. To investigate the emergence of transatlantic cooperation in this field this article employs regime theory in examining the 2004 EU–U.S. customs security agreement, the 2012 EU–U.S. mutual recognition decision, and the transatlantic disagreement on the U.S. 100 percent scanning rule.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-471
Number of pages21
JournalStudies in Conflict and Terrorism
Issue number5
Early online date25 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - May 2016



  • International Relations (IR)
  • European Union
  • United States of America
  • terrorism
  • international security

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