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Centers of Excellence and Expertise Information

Centers of Excellence and Expertise transform the way CBP approaches trade operations and works with the international trade community. The Centers represent CBP's expanded focus on “Trade in the 21st Century” by aligning with modern business practices, focusing on industry-specific issues, and by providing tailored support to unique trading environments. The Centers were established to increase uniformity of practices across ports of entry, facilitate the timely resolution of trade compliance issues nationwide, and further strengthen critical agency knowledge on key industry practices. 

Map of Current Centers

Centers Trade Process Document - Updated March 28, 2014

Delegation Order Guidance for the Trade Community - September 11, 2014

Centers of Excellence and Expertise Test; Modifications - FRN Dated March 10, 2014

Modification and Expansion of CBP Centers of Excellence and Expertise Test to Include Six Additional Centers - FRN Dated April 4, 2013

Announcement of Test Providing Centralized Decision-Making Authority for Four CBP Centers of Excellence and Expertise - FRN Dated August 28, 2012


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