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NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

CBP Commissioner McAleenan hosts U.S. Interagency Committee to Discuss World Customs Organization Engagement

Release Date: 
May 24, 2018

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 headquarters. 

 The Interagency Committee meeting brought together representatives from U.S. government agencies and departments with a stake in customs matters. The committee discussed the activities of the WCO and coordinated related U.S. policies and activities. Leaders from 14 U.S. agencies and departments participated in the meeting. 

 “Recent shifts in economic activity have led to increased volumes of imports of small and just-in-time packages, and as a result, made the dichotomy of the customs mission, to facilitate trade and enforce trade, more challenging,” said Commissioner McAleenan.  “The question before us, as regulators and innovators, is how can we ensure safety while facilitating growth and interconnectedness.”   

 After his remarks, an overview of ongoing efforts related to e-commerce, capacity building, and illicit financial flows was provided.  Participants also shared areas of successful cooperation with the organization and discussed opportunities for future collaboration including further work related to e-commerce, capacity building, trade facilitation, information sharing, private sector engagement and partnership with other international organizations.

 Photos of the event can be found here.

Last modified: 
May 24, 2018