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Thursday, March 7, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the LosAngeles/Long Beach seaport seized a shipment containing In a partnership between CBP, EPA, and the CTAC, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones were seized as counterfeit products in Los Angeles....
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the membership of the 13th Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection, better known as COAC. This 20-member council advises the secretaries of the...
Friday, February 8, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigators have seized multiple shipments of nearly 30,000 toys imported into the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, containing levels of...
Friday, February 8, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the European Union (EU) today announce the mutual recognition decision between CBP's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program and the EU's Authorized Economic Operator...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Each year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists inspect millions of cut flower imports during the Valentine season because some of these flowers may carry hitchhiking pests and diseases that could harm the U.S...
Friday, February 1, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a summary today of fiscal year (FY) 2012 border enforcement efforts, which reflect the significant results of historic levels of personnel, technology, and resources the Department...
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today published in the Federal Register a final rule that allows CBP to publish seizure and forfeiture notices on the Internet. This change will provide notice to a broader range of the...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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