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International Initiatives

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) coordinates and supports international initiatives, programs and activities with our external partners around the world. The CBP Office of International Affairs (INA) has been tasked to advance the diplomatic mission of CBP and extend the zone of U.S. border security across the globe. INA leads the international mission of CBP and acts as a force multiplier for CBP frontline operators through the sharing of information, international-partner engagement, and the promotion of CBP international initiatives.

CBP focuses on international cooperation and strengthening multi- and bi-lateral relationships to achieve international agreements and joint efforts that both facilitate and secure legitimate trade and travel.

CBP strives to protect U.S. borders from beyond by implementing programs and initiatives that promote anti-terrorism, global border security, non-proliferation, export controls, immigration and capacity building.

CBP supports a number of international organizations and is the lead agency responsible for coordinating the U.S. Government’s engagement with the World Customs Organization (WCO).  At the WCO, CBP promotes the development and implementation of international customs tools, standards, and instruments that secure and facilitate lawful trade and travel.  CBP also provides capacity building and technical expertise to WCO members to strengthen global supply chain security.


Office of International Affairs Overseas Footprint

Office of International Affairs Overseas Footprint

Last Modified: Jul 28, 2023