Finnish customs bought scanners for large-sized vehicles from China – in Lithuania this equipment was considered a security threat

The Finnish Customs does not see any risks in the use of Chinese products and plans to use scanners to check cargo

border at the Chinese company.

In Lithuania, scanners from the same manufacturer were considered a threat to national security. According to the Lithuanian government, scanners can collect, for example, passport data and fingerprints and transmit the information further.

In Lithuania, however, the equipment was intended for screening baggage at airports. The Finnish Customs does not see any risks in the use of Chinese products and plans to use scanners to check goods at the border points of Imatra, Vainikkala and Vaalimaa.

– The scanners we use are designed for large vehicles. We use them when checking containers, trucks or transport wagons. Such scanners have nothing to do with fingerprints or passports, says Mikko Grönberg from the Finnish Customs.

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