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E.g., 2014-09-02
E.g., 2014-09-02
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced that it will publish an Interim Final Rule in the Federal Register to establish the U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card Program (ABTC).  The U.S. APEC...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | National Media Release
SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowse concluded his visit to Southern California today where he met with officials and stakeholders from across the region. Commissioner Kerlikowske began his trip on Wednesday...
Monday, April 14, 2014 | National Media Release
MEXICO CITY – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske concluded his visit to Mexico City Saturday where he participated in a series of meetings with his counterparts from the Government of Mexico and the private sector. On...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced the addition of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to the Commercial Targeting and Analysis...
Monday, March 31, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced a new Reimbursable Services and Donations Acceptance authority and the allocation of 2,000 additional CBP officers to further enhance security and improve service levels at ports of...
Monday, March 24, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations today announced the comprehensive results of ongoing efforts to protect America from the illicit trade in counterfeit and...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will participate in the Container Security Initiative.  CSI increases security for maritime containerized cargo shipped to the United States from...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | National Media Release
Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces the speakers for the upcoming 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium. The 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium is scheduled for March 6-7, 2014 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC....
Friday, February 7, 2014 | National Media Release
Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminds international travelers returning from the 2014 Winter Olympics to carry the appropriate travel documents and to declare all agriculture goods upon arriving to the United States to a CBP...
Friday, January 17, 2014 | National Media Release
Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released a summary of fiscal year 2013 border enforcement efforts, which reflects the administration’s focus on reducing threats, optimizing resources and building partnerships to secure...
Thursday, January 2, 2014 | National Media Release
Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in partnership with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Public Safety Canada concluded a five month pilot test of cargo pre-inspection, and deemed the concept feasible. The truck cargo pre-...
Thursday, December 26, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding international travelers traveling this week to expect an increase in traffic at international airports and land border ports of entry during Thanksgiving weekend. While the...
Monday, December 23, 2013 | National Media Release
Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine today announced it will take delivery of its last American Eurocopter AS-350 Light Enforcement Helicopter under the current contract.  This delivery makes 84 such helicopters...
Friday, December 20, 2013 | National Media Release
Washington —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is ready for the additional traffic at international airports, cruise terminals and land border ports of entry around the country and at preclearance facilities around the world. CBP has...
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | National Media Release
Washington— U.S. Customs and Border Protection today finalized the agreements for five public-private partnerships during an official signing ceremony.  Under authority from the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, CBP...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | National Media Release
Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) opens registration today for the forthcoming 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium and encourages members of the international trade community to attend. The 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium will be...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | National Media Release
Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement was signed between the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco. The bilateral agreement is a valuable tool for CBP and Immigration and...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | National Media Release
Washington— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission investigators have seized more than 200,000 toy dolls arriving from China due to high levels of phthalates, a group of banned chemical compounds.  ...
Monday, November 18, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Thomas Winkowski announced on Friday the appointment of a new CBP User Fee Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the Commissioner of CBP on issues related to trade and...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces that one million people have been given the designation of a ‘trusted traveler’ through the Global Entry program. The program, which was launched five years ago, provides arriving...
Monday, November 4, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently assumed responsibility for the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) from the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The aerostat-borne surveillance system-operating in the U.S. since 1978-provides radar...
Monday, September 23, 2013 | National Media Release
BALTIMORE—A shipment of illegally imported corals intercepted by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been donated to the National Aquarium, Baltimore. The corals are being used as educational tools in the Aquarium's new Blacktip Reef exhibit as...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that registration opens today for the forthcoming 2013 East Coast Trade Symposium and encourages members of the international trade community to attend. The 2013 East Coast Trade...
Thursday, September 12, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers of guidance related to the annual Jewish holiday known as Sukkot. The travel period for the holiday is September 15 through October 4 and the holiday itself begins September 18,...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | National Media Release
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding Labor Day travelers of some helpful tips to keep in mind when preparing to enter the United States after international travel. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2012, CBP...

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