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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - During a three week period, Agriculture Specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched over 200 trucks containing Christmas tree and greenery shipments that resulted in the interception of more than 350 invasive...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 190 toy finger puppets after it was determined that they contained excessive amounts of lead.    Yesterday, CBP officers at the Port of Champlain seized 190 toy finger...
Friday, November 22, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Border Interagency Executive Council confirmed its new vice-chair, Aurelia Skipwith, during its quarterly meeting on Nov. 18. Skipwith, who is currently the deputy assistant secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks with the U.S....
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection has collected $3,320,425 from Satisloh, an importer of machinery used in the production of optical lenses after CBP pursued action pursuant to §19 U.S.C. 1592 for customs violations.  The company...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to Ontario International Airport (ONT) express air cargo operations in Ontario, California in coordination with import specialists assigned to the Automotive & Aerospace...
Monday, November 4, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 11 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country.  These public-private partnerships will...
Friday, November 1, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a withhold release order on tobacco from Malawi and products containing tobacco from Malawi. The products will be detained at all U.S. ports of entry. CBP issued the WRO based on information...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS—For the third straight year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), New Orleans Field Office has partnered with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for Operation Safety Claus, an anti-counterfeiting law enforcement operation in...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade and the Department of Commerce (Commerce) Office of Enforcement and Compliance  announced a newly redesigned Antidumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) case management...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – One priority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) trade enforcement mission is consumer protection. CBP seizes all sorts of dangerous products, such as narcotics, counterfeit goods, unregulated prescription medicines, and...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued five Withhold Release Orders (WROs) covering five different products, imported from five different countries yesterday, September 30. This action was based on information obtained and...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to Cargo Operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), in coordination with import specialists assigned to the Consumer Products and Mass Merchandising Center of...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to Cargo Operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in coordination with the Import Specialist assigned to the impacted Centers, seized 5,300 counterfeit products. If...
Monday, August 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT OF NEW YORK/NEWARK, NJ  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) at the Port of New York/Newark held an event highlighting the 230th Anniversary of the legacy agency U.S. Customs Service, which preceded CBP, by...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, GA. – On July 31, 1789 the Fifth Act of the First United States Congress created the U.S. Customs Service, to regulate the collection of duties on ship’s tonnage and merchandise at our first ports of entry. U.S. Customs and Border...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
CBP demo at Trade Day 2018DETROIT – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Detroit Field Office will be hosting its 8th Annual Trade Day from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on August 13, 2019 at the Cobo Center, One Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226....
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Tunisia Thursday marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and facilitation of lawful trade between the two countries. On June 27, Robert E....
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 3,942 tires June 13 that were imported from China for violating National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) standards June 13. The tires have an assessed value of...
Friday, June 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
NEW YORK — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Cisco Systems partnered on an operation resulting in the seizure of counterfeit electronics entering the United States March 12. The operation was part of continued collaboration efforts with Cisco...
Friday, June 21, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner John Sanders announced the reappointment/appointment of the CBP User Fee Advisory Committee members in April.  The committee, which includes representative from the trade and...
Friday, May 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia – Consumers are likely to spend $1,000 or more to purchase the newest smartphone model. That’s a hefty price for an essential tool in today’s culture. But then why protect it with a counterfeit smartphone case constructed with...
Friday, May 3, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON- Después de más de dos años y medio de colaboración con la comunidad comercial, el Consorcio de Aduanas y el Comercio Contra el Terrorismo (CTPAT, por sus siglas en inglés) finalizó la revisión y actualización de sus Criterios Mínimos de...
Friday, May 3, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—After over two and a half years of collaboration with the trade community, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program has finalized its review and update of its Minimum Security...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - El 1ero de marzo de 2019, en el Auditorio Herbert Hoover del Departamento de Comercio de Estados Unidos, la Oficina de Comercio Internacional de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los Estados Unidos efectuara una sesión pública...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Smelling roses with Valentine’s Day around the corner? Us too. This year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection expects to process more than one billion cut-stem flowers in time for Valentine’s Day. Agriculture specialists with the U.S....

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