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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has initiated a significant communications outreach to trade stakeholders in the wake of the passage of the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (P.L. 115-44). That legislation...
Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
ROSEAU, Minn. — CBP recognizes the importance of cross-border travel to local and regional economic development and endeavors to facilitate it to the best of our ability. Border crossing data analyzed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 30 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements through Section 481 of the Homeland Security Act, 2002 to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport seized counterfeit water bottles in five separate incidents over the summer. The merchandise arrived into the port from China and each...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomed the addition of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to the Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC) on September 19 with the signing a Memorandum of Understanding. TTB...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection will administer the first electronic Customs Broker License Examination on October 25. Interested applicants have until September 22 to register for the upcoming exam. The transition from a written to...
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, Atlanta Field Office is currently updating the trade community and traveling public on the status of the ports of entry that fall under the Atlanta Field Office.  Port...
Friday, September 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, GA. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Area Port of Savannah will cease trade operations on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1700 due to potential impacts of Hurricane Irma. Vessel and aircraft arrival clearance will cease Friday,...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Kuwait today marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (...
Friday, August 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - Effective Monday August 21, World Trade Bridge will process all commodity lines. Hours of operation for both World Trade Bridge and Colombia Solidarity Bridge remain status quo.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
Representatives gathered in Laredo todayto formally dedicate a processing buildingthat will greatly help to facilitateCBP/SAT joint rail operations in Laredo.LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) senior management, together with...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued ten (10) decisions this week in Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigations, concerning the evasion of the antidumping duty orders for wire hangers and wooden bedroom furniture. Of...
Monday, August 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry (POE) recently targeted a rail container destined for the Ranier POE. In early August, CBP...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport seized $121,442 worth of counterfeit children’s toys that arrived into the port. The cargo arrived in late June from China and was destined...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— The United States signed two Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements (CMAA) today with Bolivia and with Georgia marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched the “The Truth Behind Counterfeits” campaign today to raise awareness of the dangers and negative impacts of purchasing counterfeit goods. The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) initiative is an...
Monday, June 5, 2017 | National Media Release
Attendees participate in a general sessionat U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s2017 West Coast Trade Symposium heldin Scottsdale, Arizona, on May 24-25, atthe DoubleTree Resort by Hilton HotelParadise Valley. (Photo by Scot Osborne)U.S. Customs...
Monday, May 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) joined more than 100 members of the local trade community on Tuesday morning to share important information at the Foreign Trade Zone Seminar, hosted by the Puerto Rico Automobile...
Friday, May 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists put an end to the globe-trotting ways of one Khapra beetle that arrived in Baltimore May 4 in a shipment of screws from Thailand. The Khapra beetle is considered one of the...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists are busy this week making sure that personal and commercial importations of Mother’s Day flowers are free from insects, pests and diseases that could harm the agricultural and...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport announced the interceptions of a species of long-horned beetles and a species of “globular springtail” insects from a recent shipment into...
Monday, April 24, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the recent seizure and destruction of a shipment of over 132 kilograms of prohibited yak meat, dung pods, and seeds for propagation imported from Nepal at New York’s John F. Kennedy (...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today four proposals from the Anzalduas Bridge Board; Cameron County, Texas; the City of Donna, Texas; and the City of Laredo, Texas have been selected to engage in further planning and...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport seized an estimated $1.1 million in counterfeit mobile phone accessories, including phone cases, chargers, cables, and headphones on March...
Friday, March 31, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin to implement the Executive Order “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws.” The Executive Order,...

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