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National Media Release

CBP announces additional public-private partnerships for the Reimbursable Services Program

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced the continued expansion of its public-private partnership which allows for the reimbursement of additional travel and trade inspection services at ports and airports. 

CBP reaches agreements with private stakeholders and governments who reimburse CBP for overtime and additional support services. Under the reimbursable services agreement agricultural processing, as well as immigration and trade inspections at ports of entry can be expanded to accommodate for remote locations or late hours. 

CBP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce promote safe, authentic shopping this holiday season

WASHINGTON – As the holiday shopping season approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is again teaming up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to empower consumers to stay safe and shop smart by purchasing legitimate goods.

“As a parent and someone who loves the joy of holiday gift-giving, I understand the importance of ensuring the gifts we buy for loved ones are genuine. Counterfeit goods aren't just imitations; they can compromise your health and safety,” said John P. Leonard, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner for CBP's Office of Trade.

DHS doubles down CBP efforts to continue to combat fentanyl and synthetic drugs

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), today released an updated, comprehensive approach within its mission set to continue to fight the national opioid epidemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and impacted countless lives, families, and communities. As the unified border entity under DHS, this CBP strategy complements the Department’s strategic plans, and advances President Biden’s Unity Agenda Strategy to beat the overdose epidemic.

FY 2023 textile enforcement stats show CBP’s efforts to protect American industry

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection released fiscal year 2023 textile enforcement statistics today. The data reflects robust enforcement efforts that protect American workers and legitimate importers by taking action against unlawful textile imports that attempt to circumvent U.S. trade laws, including those related to U.S. trade agreements.   

CBP offers free webinars to help businesses report trade violations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a new series of quarterly training webinars and resources to help small- and medium-sized businesses report trade violations that threaten their bottom line and hurt the broader U.S. economy. The announcement was delivered yesterday during the 2023 World Korean Business Conference.