U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s mission of protecting the borders of the United States and facilitating legitimate trade and travel is not only a critical component of national security, it is a significant driving force of the country’s economic prosperity. CBP is committed to publishing the results of its key trade and travel programs and operations. This report summarizes CBP’s Fiscal Year 2019 trade and travel facilitation and enforcement efforts.
During fiscal year 2019, the U.S. faced serious hardships, including an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis as well as the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history, lasting 35 days. Despite these challenges, CBP continued to facilitate record levels of trade and travel as well as achieve faster processing times in the air, pedestrian, vehicle, and cargo environments.