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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...
Monday, August 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
TACOMA, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers seized a shipment of more than 300 potentially unsafe mattresses Wednesday worth more than $50,000 at the Port of Tacoma. CBP officers at the Port of...
Monday, July 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – When U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 48 counterfeit Cartier Love Bracelets on July 23 at the Port of Philadelphia, they proved that true love isn’t as cheap as some may hope. CBP officers selected a shipment...
Friday, July 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS, La--The New Orleans Field office of U.S Customs and Border Protection met with Fort Lauderdale and New Orleans representatives from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) July 12, 2018 to discuss coastwise laws, specifically...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Local Media Release
PORTAL, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the Portal Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to Minneapolis.  In May, CBP officers inspected the rail container in Portal and...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a new formal partnership arrangement with Otter Products, LLC, maker of OtterBox and LifeProof brand phone cases, as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. Under its partnership...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) y la Administración de Seguridad en el Transporte (TSA) anunciaron que el programa de Revisión Anticipada de Carga Aérea (ACAS, por sus siglas en inglés) comenzó hoy y requiere...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration announced that the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program went into effect today requiring the submission of advanced air cargo information on...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan discussed World Customs Organization (WCO) engagement at a meeting of the Interagency Committee on World Customs Organization Matters, held at U.S. CBP...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations, the Maritime Association of South Carolina, and the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association at Charleston seaport will be hosting a "trade day" on May...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
MIAMI — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the CBP-HSI Mobile Enforcement Team along with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) commercial fraud agents seized six million...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos hizo público hoy su estrategia de comercio electrónico, que atiende el creciente volumen de paquetes importados pequeños, y los desafíos y oportunidades que presenta para la economía y...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released today its e-commerce strategy that addresses the growing volume of imported small packages and the challenges and opportunities it presents for the U.S. economy and security. The e-commerce...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to make progress in implementing the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) on the Act’s two year anniversary. TFTEA, the first comprehensive authorization of CBP...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reached a historic milestone on Feb. 24 deploying the last of the major scheduled core trade processing capabilities in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). ACE streamlines the import/...
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, NY. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released the 2017 Trade and Travel Report. U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from the Buffalo Field Office, Office of Field Operations, had a successful fiscal year in 2017, which...

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