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Friday, July 23, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is currently taking applications for Border Patrol Agents with duty locations on the Southwest Border. The open period began July 14 and closes September 30. Early hiring consideration will be given to...
Friday, July 16, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing that whole tomatoes and peppers imported from Canada are prohibited in personal baggage until further notice. Effective June 21, CBP and the U.S. Department of Agriculture began...
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking public input on four Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements to identify and assess potential impacts of ongoing and potential future border security activities for the northern border...
Friday, July 9, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - High tech rail gamma-imaging technology, interdiction aircraft and good old-fashioned detective work helped to disrupt the plans of narcotics smugglers and illegal border crossers this week. These are just a few examples of the...
Friday, July 2, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - More than $36.6 million is just a portion of the collective value of the narcotics, currency and ammunition that have been intercepted this week, further illustrating the scope of significant seizures the men and women of U.S. Customs...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - This summer travel season, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Border Services Agency joined efforts to remind summer travelers of document requirements to travel into both countries. The two agencies want to educate...
Friday, June 25, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - Bicycle basket reveals a surprise, soup contains secret ingredient, and a vehicle washer reservoir helps CBP clean up a smuggling attempt, all illustrations of the scope of significant interceptions the men and women of U.S. Customs and...
Friday, June 25, 2010 | National Media Release
Brussels - U.S. Customs and Border Protection today signed a mutual recognition arrangement with the Korean Customs Service today at the 115th/116th Session of the World Customs Organization Council in Brussels, Belgium. The arrangement aligns...
Thursday, June 24, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - A U.S. District Court decision has validated U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services' use of trace metal profiles in analyzing agricultural product for country of origin. The decision was made after...
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection congratulates Wireless Program Manager, Rebel McFetridge, for the honor of being awarded with a 2010 General Services Administration Interagency Management Council Award for Individual Technical...
Friday, June 18, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - Black tar heroin, crystal methamphetamine, duck tongues and counterfeit currency as well as the arrest of a convicted child molester illustrate the scope of significant interceptions the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection efforts in the multi-agency effort led by the Department of Justice known as Project Deliverance contributed to the more than 2,200 individuals arrested on narcotics-related charges in the U.S. and...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - Sea shells, fruit flies and 4.5 tons of marijuana on a moving train are just a few of the significant interceptions of contraband and arrests the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection effect every week. Highlights of...
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced the deployment of the Remote Video Surveillance System in the Detroit Border Patrol Sector as part of the Secure Border Initiative's Northern Border Project. The Northern Border Project...
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the first-year anniversary of the successful implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative at all land and sea ports of entry on June 1, 2009 - designed to enhance border...
Thursday, May 27, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - In anticipation of the summer travel season, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration joined efforts to provide travel tips to summer travelers. CBP and TSA recently implemented initiatives to...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China on Supply Chain Security and Facilitation. The CBP-China...
Thursday, May 13, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin was joined today by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to deliver remarks at the Valor Memorial Ceremony at CBP headquarters to commemorate CBP agents...
Friday, May 7, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin announced today that Michael J. Fisher will assume the role as Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. In his new position, Michael Fisher is the nation's highest-ranking Border...
Monday, May 3, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection received the Excellence.gov Award for the implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The announcement was made during an awards ceremony on April 29. The Excellence.Gov Awards Program...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection will host its second webinar to help the trade community understand how to comply with the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier requirements, commonly known as "10+2", that went into effect...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - En anticipación a la temporada de viajes de verano, la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (Customs and Border Protection, CBP) de los EE. UU. y la Administración de Seguridad de Transporte (Transportation Security Administration...
Monday, April 26, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - A U.S. Customs and Border Protection scientist will be featured in the Investigation Discovery channel series "Solved: Extreme Forensics" for his role in aiding the Warren County Sheriff's Office in solving the murder of a Virginia man...
Monday, April 26, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum today signed a memorandum of understanding for CBP's Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center...
Friday, April 23, 2010 | National Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin another round of outreach to help the trade community understand how to comply with the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier requirements, commonly known as "10+2," that went into...

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