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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....
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—On March 1, 2019, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade will hold a 21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF) public meeting at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert Hoover Auditorium, in Washington, D.C. This...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—On February 4, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a withhold release order against tuna and tuna products from the Tunago No. 61 based on information obtained by CBP indicating tuna is harvested with the use of forced labor....
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – As the holidays approach, gift-givers may feel the pressure to wrap the perfect four-legged gift. A CDC officer examines a puppy's teeth.That demand has some importers looking to duck federal regulations in order to bring in the perfect...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – In biblical references, residents feared the destructive arrival of the locust; however, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists were undeterred when they encountered an Egyptian tree locust recently in the Port...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
NEW YORK – They’re known as sneakers, but 9,024 pairs of counterfeit Nike sneakers could not sneak past alert U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of New York/Newark recently. If authentic, the sneakers would have a...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, along with the Department of Defense, will be conducting readiness exercises at the Port of Nogales in preparation for the migrant caravan, which may lead to a temporary suspension of port...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, GA.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations, at the Area Port of Savannah, showcased today a collection of cargo seizures valued  in excess of $6.6 million dollars. Savannah, home of the second busiest...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — With Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would like to remind consumers that some of the great deals available online may be too good to be true, or rather, too good to be real.   ...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
PORT OF NEW YORK /NEWARK – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers made a shocking discovery at the Port of New York/Newark: counterfeit wall chargers that could cause grave damage to holiday shoppers, their families, and their homes. ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES— Starting today and closing on November 30th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is accepting applications for officer positions in the Los Angeles area directly. This is a unique opportunity for the people of Los Angeles and its...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 17 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country. These public-private partnerships in...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Mid-Atlantic states is preparing for Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence. NOAA photo.CBP activated Casey Durst, the Baltimore Field Office Director, as the agency’s Lead Field...

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