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Friday, January 18, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico's Tax Administration Service (SAT) signed a Joint Work Plan yesterday that lays out the path to mutual recognition of the two countries' Authorized Economic Operator programs: CBP'...
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United States Government announced that it is delivering on a key commitment under the U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan through the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register titled "Informal Entry Limit and...
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—With the holiday travel season upon us, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers that there are several important things they can do to ensure smooth and efficient processing upon arrival in the U.S. Travelers should...
Thursday, December 6, 2012 | National Media Release
Washington—The United States Government announced that it is delivering on a key commitment under the U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan through the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register titled "Informal Entry Limit and Removal...
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened registration for the 2013 Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Conference at noon today. The theme this year is Unified Global Security: The Challenge Ahead and provides a forum for C-...
Thursday, November 29, 2012 | National Media Release
Toronto - U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Canada Border Services Agency hosted stakeholder meetings yesterday and today to discuss the joint U.S.-Canada declaration of a shared approach to security, the Beyond the Border Action Plan. (Beyond...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | National Media Release
ELIZABETH, N.J.—Today, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar visited Port Elizabeth, N.J., to announce efforts to keep families safe...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar announced today the expansion of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE), which will create six new centers in 2013 for the Agriculture & Prepared...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | National Media Release
ROSSLYN, Va.—The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) signed on November 26, 2012 a mutual recognition arrangement concerning the supply chain security program of...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) annual East Coast Trade Symposium opened at the Gaylord National Harbor today. The theme for this year's symposium is Expanding 21st Century Global Partnerships. "The annual trade symposium is an...
Monday, November 26, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigators seized multiple shipments containing nearly 24,000 toys which exceeded the legal limits for lead in the area port of...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that a final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Low Energy X-Ray Inspection Systems (LEXRIS) at CBP operational areas...
Friday, November 9, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through its Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs) is leading the Strategic Threats Operation, a national operation to target, interdict and investigate the importation of counterfeit,...
Friday, November 9, 2012 | National Media Release
NEW YORK—Ten days after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the New York/New Jersey areas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recovery efforts continue and operations are moving closer to normal throughout the region. "As a result of Hurricane...
Monday, November 5, 2012 | National Media Release
NEW YORK—U.S. Customs and Border Protection's maritime mission is now back on-line with today's processing of cargo vessels and containers. "In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy the people of New York and New Jersey have faced great adversity, the...
Saturday, November 3, 2012 | National Media Release
NEW YORK—U.S. Customs and Border Protection is processing much needed fuel tankers today as recovery efforts are underway throughout the New York City area. CBP officer watches as a tanker arrives at the port of New York/Newark. Photo Credit:Joshua...
Friday, November 2, 2012 | National Media Release
NEW YORK—Three days after Hurricane Sandy hit the New York/New Jersey shore the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection are processing passengers and cargo.     "Despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, CBP officers are...
Thursday, November 1, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service announced today that U.S. Global Entry members will be able to use Australia's automated border processing system, SmartGate, on a trial basis...
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | National Media Release
NEW YORK—A day after one of the most devastating storms to hit the northeast in history, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is open for business - on site and on duty at the major facilities ready to serve the traveling public and trade community as...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—Hurricane Sandy was a crippling storm along the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. It left more than eight million residents and businesses without power. U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees are among those left without power,...
Friday, October 26, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers returning from the Hajj to declare all agricultural items from their baggage. Many items cannot be brought into the United States because they may carry animal and plant...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced in a Federal Register Notice that it is formalizing and expanding the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot. The ACAS pilot enables members of the air cargo industry to send and...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The United States and Canada announced the launch of the Prince Rupert Pilot to strengthen cargo security at the Canada-U.S. border as part of the Integrated Cargo Security Strategy in the Beyond the Border Action Plan. The pilot focuses...
Monday, October 1, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced that it successfully transferred 100 percent of impacted trade parties including ocean carriers, rail carriers and Automated Broker Interface software developers to the Automated...
Friday, September 28, 2012 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON-The Department of Homeland Security and the Canada Border Services Agency announced today that, effective September 30, 2012, both agencies will begin the Phase I pilot of the Entry/Exit program as outlined in the Beyond the Border Action...

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