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Cargo Security and Examinations

Each year, more than 11 million maritime containers arrive at our seaports. At land borders, another 11 million arrive by truck and 2.7 million by rail. We are responsible for knowing what is inside, whether it poses a risk to the American people, and ensuring that all proper revenues are collected.  Working with the trade community, programs like the Container Security Initiative and the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism help to increase security and safeguard the world's trade industry.

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Last Modified: May 23, 2022