The Import Safety Priority Trade Issue is designed to ensure that unsafe products do not enter the commerce of the U.S. by working collaboratively and collectively with partner government agencies, other foreign governments and the trade to better define and assess risk through increased automation and the sharing of information to encourage greater use of partnership and best practices to protect the U.S. consumer.
The Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility designed to streamline and enhance federal efforts to address import safety issues. The Import Safety CTAC combines the resources and manpower of CBP and other government agencies to protect the American public from harm caused by unsafe imported products by improving communication and information-sharing and reducing redundant inspection activities.
Partner Government Agency Policy/Initiatives:
- Updated information on Imports of Wild-Harvest Shrimp from Mexico
- Federal Agencies Issue Draft Guidance for Industry Good Importer Practices
- TSCA Import and Export Requirements
- Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud
- The Bioterrorism Act
- Trade Guidance for Bioterrorism Act (BTA) Importations
- Revised Compliance Policy Changes Requirements for Personal Shipments
- Frequently Asked Questions & Answers Regarding CBP Procedures under the Bioterrorism Act (BTA)
- Enforced Compliance and Penalties Implementation Procedures for the Bioterrorism Act