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E.g., 2014-12-18
E.g., 2014-12-18
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces today the opening of three new Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE) - Base Metals in Chicago; Industrial & Manufacturing Materials in Buffalo, N.Y., and Machinery in Laredo...
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Center for Excellence and Expertise (CEE) in New York City along with the French Fake Medicines Observatory intercepted a shipment, 400 pills, of Carisoprodol, a Schedule IV controlled substance...
Monday, April 15, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection is on the lookout for illegal imports of Land Rover Defender vehicles that do not meet federal safety standards, including the standard that requires airbags. This year, CBP has identified dozens...
Friday, April 12, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces today that Richard Wallio and John Raymer were awarded the Foreign Agricultural Service Award by the United States Department of Agriculture. The recipients were recognized during an...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, working collaboratively with the travel industry and other government agencies, today announced the results of its latest customer satisfaction survey. The survey of more than 25,000 travelers,...
Monday, April 8, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would like to remind the public that popular treats known as Kinder Chocolate Eggs are banned from importation into the United States because the unassembled small toy "surprise" inside poses...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los EE. UU. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP) anunció hoy la publicación de una norma final provisional en el Registro Federal que automatizará el registro de entrada/salida...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the busy spring holiday travel season kicks-off, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers to be prepared by educating themselves on the rules and regulations relating to international travel. "CBP strives...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced the publication of an Interim Final Rule in the Federal Register that will automate Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to streamline the admissions process for individuals lawfully...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced that it has submitted to the Federal Register a rule that will automate Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to streamline the admissions process for individuals lawfully visiting the...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Wolf Tombe was honored on March 20 at the 24th Annual Federal 100 Awards Gala. "This significant achievement is a result of the efforts and dedication exhibited by Mr...
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...

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