U.S. Customs and Border Protection has direct responsibility for enhancing U.S. economic competitiveness. By reducing costs for industry and enforcing trade laws against counterfeit, unsafe, and fraudulently entered goods, CBP is working to enable legitimate trade, contribute to American economic prosperity, and protect against risks to public health and safety.
Section 321(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, authorizes CBP to provide an administrative from duty and tax shipments of qualified imports of not more than $800 fair retail value. This exemption is known as a de minimis entry. CBP has implemented two new test programs to monitor Section 321 shipments in the e-commerce environment to protect against illegitimate trade while providing the public the benefits of duty free shipments for qualified imports. To learn more about these programs, select program overview.
The mission of Business Transformation and Innovation Division (BTID) is to actively engage in the future strategic vision of the Office of Trade (OT) to provide strong foundations of future technology investments which will facilitate, secure, and reduce costs related to the movement of cargo. Assessing and analyzing new technologies within the parameters of CBP’s business needs, providing a futuristic vision on products and software so that the agency can proactively pursue changes in the technical environment.
Data summarizing CBP's revenue collection efforts, implementation of the recent trade remedies taken pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and Sections 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, and trade enforcement actions.
The new monthly Trade News Snapshot is an overview of the latest updates on CBP’s trade facilitation and enforcement efforts around the globe. The Snapshot highlights CBP’s important trade programs, initiatives, and operations for our trade partners and the public. CBP works with partner government agencies and the trade community to facilitate legitimate trade that supports economic growth and shield the American public and businesses from unsafe products, intellectual property theft, and unfair trade practices.
CBP is cognizant of the need to stay modern in order to meet the challenges of an evolving trade landscape. New actors, industries, and modes of conducting business have emerged, disrupting the traditional global supply chain. To continue to effectively fulfill CBP’s mission, CBP is pursuing an initiative titled “The 21st Century Customs Framework” (21CCF). The 21CCF seeks to address and enhance numerous aspects of CBP’s trade mission to better position the agency to operate in the 21st century trade environment.
- Enforce and Protect Act information
- Federal Register Notice Interim Final Rule (IFR) providing procedures for filing allegations
Did You Receive an Email Offering a "Solution" to Avoid Antidumping Duties? This is a violation of U.S. Law.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is committed to protecting national economic security by enforcing U.S. trade laws through its Trade Enforcement efforts. The CBP Trade Enforcement Operational Approach demonstrates how CBP is using all of its authorities to combat trade fraud by DETECTING high-risk activity, DETERRING non-compliance, and DISRUPTING fraudulent behavior. CBP will use all methods at its disposal—including increased bonding, enhanced targeting and inspection of high-risk imports, and swift and thorough review of allegations to ensure a fair and competitive trade environment.
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CBP provides security and facilitation operations at 328 ports of entry throughout the country. Use this interactive map to find information specific to air, sea and land entries.