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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...
Thursday, August 15, 2013 | National Media Release
CHICAGO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Chicago Department of Aviation announced today that Automated Passport Control is now available for U.S. citizens at O'Hare International Airport. This new technology will allow travelers to scan...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | National Media Release
­ CHICAGO –Officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that a new program called Automated Passport Control (APC) is now available for passengers at O’Hare International...
Monday, August 12, 2013 | National Media Release
NEW YORK—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that 20,000 Zolpidem pills, a schedule IV controlled substance, have been seized thanks to a collaborative enforcement effort with the German Customs Investigations Bureau Zollkriminalamt...
Monday, August 12, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) presented updates and received valuable feedback from trade stakeholders on a variety of trade facilitation, antidumping enforcement and modernization issues during the Aug. 7 meeting of the...
Friday, August 9, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection today published a Federal Register notice officially expanding eligibility for participation in Global Entry to citizens from the Republic of Korea, Germany, Qatar, and the United Kingdom. Citizens...
Thursday, August 8, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a schedule for completing core trade processing capabilities in its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) by the end of calendar year 2016. ACE consolidates, automates, and modernizes...
Friday, August 2, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it has made preliminary selections for five new public-private partnerships and is continuing progress on an additional existing project. These six projects in California,...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the General Administration of Customs, People's Republic of China (GACC) today announce the results of a joint intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement operation, the first ever of its...
Friday, July 26, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in a Federal Register Notice published July 23, 2013 that the agency will expand its single window Document Image System (DIS) pilot in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the completion of its 8th P-3 Orion aircraft overhaul. The Service Life Extension Program provides new wings and tail for each aircraft and completely strips down the aircraft...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the availability of a Public Service Announcement for download to enhance awareness of human trafficking. "Out of the Shadows," a product of the Department of Homeland Security's...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that the Advisory Committee on the Operations of CBP (COAC) is scheduled to meet on Aug. 7 in Washington. The COAC meeting is scheduled to convene from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST at Main...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the recent signing of an Automated Commercial Environment-International Trade Data System (ACE-ITDS) memorandum of understanding with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to share...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Charles R. Armstrong, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology, recently earned a prestigious 2013 Most Valuable Player award bestowed by the Government Technology and Services...
Friday, July 12, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that the extension of the border zone in New Mexico for Border Crossing Card holders is now effective. Following publish of the final rule in June with an implementation date 30-...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the implementation of Phase II of the Entry/Exit information system, a commitment of the Beyond the Border Action Plan. Under Phase II, DHS and the Canada Border Services...
Friday, June 28, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding summer travelers of important tips to ease the entry process for both returning U.S. residents and international visitors. With recent advances in technology and innovation in the...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | National Media Release
  A mannequin loses his head in a demonstration at the annual Consumer Product Safety Commission's Firework Safety event. CBP, CPSC and the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) work side-by-side at the CTAC in Washington, DC to...

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