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E.g., 2014-12-19
E.g., 2014-12-19
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—As millions around the world travel to be with family and friends this holiday season, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers of several important things they can do to ensure a smooth and efficient processing...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today launched the Border Wait Time app making it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times and open lane status at land ports of entry...
Monday, December 1, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The United States today signed three Customs agreements with Singapore, ensuring greater cooperation and mutual assistance on Customs enforcement and the facilitation of lawful trade and travel. CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)  announced today the open period for accepting donations proposals through the Section 559 Donation Acceptance Program (DAP). Proposals may be...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Mexico's Tax Administration Service (SAT) Chief Aristóteles Núñez Sánchez today signed a mutual recognition arrangement that allows stronger collaboration...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. ports of entry and international borders will accept applications nationwide starting today for border patrol agent positions on the Southwest border. To...
Friday, October 10, 2014 | National Media Release
NASSAU, Bahamas— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Bahamas-Nassau Preclearance facility seized one pound of cocaine from a traveler. The Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) Drug Enforcement Unit took custody of the traveler upon...
Friday, October 3, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine, announced this week full operations of eight helium-filled balloon surveillance systems, which will provide radar coverage of the U.S. / Mexico border, south Florida and...
Thursday, October 2, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers of guidance related to the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The travel period for the holiday is from Oct. 5 through Oct. 23.  The holiday begins after sundown on Oct. 8 and ends after...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has teamed up with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to develop the Donation Acceptance Program (DAP), a framework supporting the new pilot program authorized by Congress in January...
Friday, September 26, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canadian Border Services Agency will hold a Trusted Traveler enrollment event to expedite pending NEXUS applications at the Toronto preclearance facility beginning next month. CBP and the CBSA...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan addressed the World Routes Strategy Summit in Chicago regarding Preclearance Expansion. “CBP’s preclearance operations are an important step in the U.S....
Monday, September 22, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. ports of entry and international borders will accept applications for CBP officer positions at air, land and sea ports of entry on the Southwest border...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced today his decision to delegate to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the authority to investigate its employees for alleged criminal misconduct.  As a result, CBP is converting...
Friday, September 12, 2014 | National Media Release
MARIETTA, Ga. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine received its 14th and final P-3 Orion outer wing from Lockheed Martin this week, as part of the Service Life Extension Program. The outer wing, delivered ahead of schedule...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — In an important next step in advancing U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Trade Transformation efforts, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, R. Gil Kerlikowske announced selections for two key trade positions within...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Commissioner Kerlikowske attended the 13th Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) National Conference where he spoke to more than 1,200 attendees.  The theme of the 2014 conference was “C-TPAT: Partnering in Supply Chain...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— As summer comes to a close and the school year draws near, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers to be a “ReadyTraveler” this Labor Day by educating themselves on the rules and regulations relating to international travel...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Following a visit to the Mexico-Guatamala border region, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, received an "International Merit Award" from Mexican President Pena Nieto at the Presentation of the...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists (CBPAS) intercepted nine Khapra beetle larvae and two skin casts from a bag of dried chick peas in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The U. S....
Monday, August 11, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the United States. Mobile Passport Control (MPC) will allow eligible travelers to submit their...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Kenya today marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | National Media Release
Washington - CBP's Office of Public Affairs is excited to announce the relaunch of Frontline magazine, the official publication of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on CBPnet and CBP.gov. Formerly a quarterly print magazine, Frontline is now an...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a new customs declaration form—in print and online—that expands the definition of family members for arriving travelers as, "members of a family residing in the same household who are related by...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders from all threats, is accepting applications nationwide for CBP officer positions at air, land and sea ports across the country. As a result of funding...

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