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Thursday, September 9, 2021 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it has modified the forced labor Finding on Top Glove Corporation Bhd.  Effective immediately, CBP will permit the importation of disposable gloves made at Top Glove facilities in...
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s agency-wide forced labor team has been awarded the 2021 Service to America Medals (“Sammies”) People’s Choice Award by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. “I’m incredibly proud...
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Effective August 4, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel at all U.S. ports of entry will detain tuna and other seafood harvested by the Hangton No. 112, a Fijian flagged and owned fishing vessel.CBP issued a Withhold...
Monday, July 26, 2021 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection has modified a Withhold Release Order on imports of carpets and hand-knotted products from Nepal. Effective July 23, 2021, carpets and hand-knotted wool products produced by the Nepalese company...
Friday, July 16, 2021 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released operational statistics for June 2021, which can be viewed here.“We are in the hottest part of the summer, and we are seeing a high number of distress calls to CBP from migrants...
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that DHS’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order against Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd., a company located in China’s Xinjiang...
Monday, June 21, 2021 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has selected Ms. AnnMarie R. Highsmith as Executive Assistant Commissioner and Mr. John P. Leonard as Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Trade.As stewards of CBP’s trade mission,...
Friday, May 28, 2021 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order against Dalian Ocean Fishing Co., Ltd. based on information that reasonably indicates...
Monday, May 24, 2021 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has modified an existing Withhold Release Order on imports of tobacco from Malawi.Effective May 21, 2021, certain tobacco imports from Premium Tobacco Malawi Limited (PTML) will be admissible at all U....
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | National Media Release
Executive Director  Ana Hinojosa and Deputy Executive DirectorEric Choy lead the CBP team selected as a 2021 Sammies finalist. WASHINGTON — The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service has selected U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s...

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