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Media Releases COVID-19

Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | Local Media Release

BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region continue to seize caches of counterfeit or unapproved COVID...

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | Local Media Release

BALTIMORE – Customs and Border Protection’s Area Port of Baltimore expedited the clearance of two huge pharmaceutical rubber stopper presses at Baltimore...

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | Local Media Release

BOSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers assigned to the International Cargo Port in Boston seized 20,400 counterfeit N95 respirator masks...

Monday, September 14, 2020 | Local Media Release

CHICAGO–U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers attached to the Anti Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team (A-TCET) in Chicago were contacted by...

Monday, September 14, 2020 | Local Media Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky – On July 23, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville, seized a shipment containing 10 boxes of the harmful Virus...

Friday, September 4, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced plans today for reopening Trusted Traveler Programs enrollment centers to the public on September...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
CBP officers in Nashville cleared a late-night
shipment of PPE destined for TEMA.

NASHVILLE, TN—Schools in Lebanon, TN may be a little safer, thanks in...

Friday, August 7, 2020 | Local Media Release

BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region continue to seize caches of counterfeit or unapproved COVID...

Monday, August 3, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued an administrative ruling that will clarify the duty-free exemption status of certain low-...

Monday, July 20, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos anunció hoy que los centros de inscripción de los programas de Viajero de Confianza...

Monday, July 20, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that Trusted Traveler Programs enrollment centers will remain closed until at least...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | Local Media Release

MOBILE, AL—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at the Area Port of Mobile recently intercepted more than $120K worth of mislabeled and...

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released the agency’s operational update for June 2020, which includes CBP’s actions to prevent...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | Local Media Release

VANCOUVER — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it will no longer conduct Trusted Traveler Programs interviews at the Vancouver Urban...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — CBP decided today to postpone the previously announced reopening of Trusted Traveler Programs Enrollment Centers until at least August 10, 2020...

Friday, June 26, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today plans to reopen Trusted Traveler Programs enrollment centers in early July. The reopening...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | Local Media Release

NEW ORLEANS— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Ports of New Orleans and Shreveport seized more...

Friday, June 12, 2020 | Local Media Release

BIRMINGHAM, AL — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Port of Birmingham discovered nearly 500 unregistered non-contact and...

Friday, June 12, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released the agency’s operational update for May 2020, which included CBP’s actions to prevent...

Friday, June 5, 2020 | Local Media Release

BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia seized 10,000 unapproved KN-95 respirator masks Thursday, and have continued...

Friday, June 5, 2020 | National Media Release
CBP continues to seize unapproved COVID-19 test kits nationwide.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to identify and seize a...

Monday, June 1, 2020 | Local Media Release

JACKSON, MS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Vicksburg/Jackson recently seized two shipments of more than 2,000 Lainhua...

Monday, June 1, 2020 | Local Media Release

JACKSON, MS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Vicksburg/Jackson recently seized two shipments of more than 2,000 Lainhua...

Friday, May 29, 2020 | National Media Release
CBP Officers at ATL facilitate the return of inadmissible  Korean passengers.
Image by Ken Hodgkins

ATLANTA – An intricate scheme by a large group of...

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | Local Media Release

SEATTLE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 360 pills Wednesday of unauthorized influenza treatments being marketed to treat COVID-19.

CBP...

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